Drug round up in Seneca!

Those who allegedly break the state’s drug laws are being removed today from the streets of Seneca.  The police have confirmed a drug roundup is in progress.  By the noon hour, according to Major Jeremy Rothell, 12 suspects had been served arrested warrants.  The drug offenses alleged vary.

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$20 thousand lottery winner in Easley

An Easley man who celebrated his birthday with a $20,000 lottery win is getting married. According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the winning ticket was a present from his girlfriend, soon to be fiancée.  The Lottery quotes the bride-to-be as saying, “He kept asking me if the ticket was a fake.” Then he asked her to marry him. With the prize […]

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Vivian Fulbright

    Westminster – Vivian Lee Fulbright, 75, wife of Bobby Lee Fulbright, Sr., 303 S. Isundega Street, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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Fred Martin Sloan

Seneca, SC — Fred Martin Sloan, 86, husband of Emagene Rooney Sloan, of 431 Singing Pines Road, Seneca, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oconee Foundation Backpack Program, P.O. Box 760, West Union, SC, 29696 The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Sewer Authority petitions for intervener’s status

  Pioneerc Rural Water’s quest to build the treatment plant that has drawn opposition has officially been made harder by the filing this week of a court petition by the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The sewer authority, which buys water from Pioneer, is seeking permission from the Court of Common Pleas for intervener status in a legal matter in […]

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Clemson students to visit progressive Atlanta school

When Clemson student Damian Williams set his mind to raising the five-figure sum required to get him and 54 of his fellow students to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, he didn’t overthink it. He just asked for it. He visited just about every contact he had made during his time as an elementary education major and undergraduate student government attorney […]

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Pioneer launches mail campaign to lawmaker

  Pioneer Rural Water District is asking its retail customers to come to its aid by sending a message to a state lawmaker who it blames for leading the charge to stop its treatment plant project.  At a Seneca committee meeting, Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires complained that Pioneer is trying to convince its customers to write Rep. Bill Sandifer and […]

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Crenshaw concerns about gun bill

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is concerned that a South Carolina House bill would unreasonably expand the right to carry guns in the state.  Crenshaw says he supports the Second Amendment, but he can foresee problems if the law allows people to carry guns without the requirement that they know how to use them.  He’s hopeful the legislature fully vets […]

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Faires: Potential for hotels 93-123 vicinity

Seneca is planning to be the water and sewer provider for a pair of large-scale housing and commercial developments in the vicinity of U-S 123 and SC 93 near Clemson.  On a computer screen, Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires yesterday showed the Seneca Light and Water Committee where the potential hotels would fit in on properties inside Hartwell Village and Clemson […]

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After several days, woman still missing

A 33-year old woman near Westminster remains missing, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to be on the lookout for Rebecca A. Murray Cawthon.  On April 18 a family member contacted deputies after being unable to make contact with Cawthon during a welfare check on the Welcome Church Road. The family member had not heard from Cawthon for […]

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