Larry Hendrix

      Westminster – Larry Hendrix, 62, of Westminster went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.  He was the husband of Diane Holbrooks Hendrix and a retired SC DOT employee. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016, from the Earles Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Earles […]

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Graham wants special prosecutor

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has voiced his support for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into Secretary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State. He made these comments in an announcement today from Washington: “We need a special prosecutor, someone outside the Justice Department, to look into this matter,” said Graham.   “If you’re waiting on […]

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Agenda set for “Town Hall” meeting

The agenda is set for a pair of Westminster city meetings next week.  Both will take place the evening of Tuesday, August 30 and one will follow the other.  At 6 o’clock the city council will receive a presentation with update recommendations on a utility rate study that was completed earlier this summer.  At 6:30 the council will convene a […]

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Fire Prevention Week open house

During this year’s Fire Prevention Week the Keowee Fire Department, based at Keowee Key, invites the public for open house.  The event will be 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 8.  Brandon Shirley, assistant chief, says department personnel will be there to talk about pre-fire planning, the lockbox program, answer questions about call response, display equipment, and demonstrate special […]

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Heavy fire toll in the Cleveland Community

Fire appears to have destroyed a two-story home last night in rural Oconee County.  Rural Fire Control reports that two adults and 11 children have been displaced as the result of the fire around 7:30 at 8541 Toccoa Highway (U-S 123) across from the New Madison Baptist Church.  No injuries are reported, but fire fighters were on the scene for […]

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Master plan unveiled for Kellett property

  A Seneca official unveiled a draft master plan for future use of the former Kellett Elementary School building and property.  Architectural renderings for the 12 acres amid a residential neighborhood show a new city museum, green space, along with a potential assisted living care facility about which a private developer has approached the city.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator, met […]

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Fred Brooks

Seneca- Fred Earl Brooks, 72, husband of the late Darkes Jane Cooley Brooks, of West Pine Grove Rd died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Earles Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to […]

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Road rage investigation leads to arrest

Gabino Steven Moranchel

A West Union man faces the charge of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.  It’s a result of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation, with the help of the Seneca police.  The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest yesterday of Gabino Steven Moranchel (left).  On August 4 a call about road rage sent a deputy to the area of Miracle […]

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Pickens County road closing — expect detour

  Intersection improvements will require the temporary closing of a state secondary in Pickens County.  The work being done is at SC 183/the Farr’s Bridge Road and secondary 305-the Jim Hunt Road and will require the closing of the Jim Hunt Road for about three weeks—starting Wednesday, August 31.  Jim Hunt Road will be closed from SC-183 (Farrs Bridge Road) […]

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11-year prison sentence handed down

Charges of domestic violence high and aggravated and failure to stop for a blue light were disposed of when a defendant pleaded guilty this morning in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  The cases against James Bradley Moody had been listed for a trial, but that changed when Moody entered the plea.  Judge Scott Sprouse pronounced a sentence that sends Moody […]

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