James Thomas “Tommy” Stockman

Seneca, SC — James Thomas “Tommy” Stockman, 72, husband of Sandra Cobb Stockman, of 4022 Sunset Drive, Seneca, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at AnMed Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 29, 2017, at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park with Military Rites. The family will receive friends from […]

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Roderic Harry Bosse Sr.

  Seneca, SC — Roderic Harry Bosse, Sr., 86, husband of the late Loraine K. Bosse, of 182 Clydesdale Road, Seneca, formerly of Asheville, NC for over fifty years, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.The family will […]

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Two men under arrest after shots fired in Utica

  Two men have been arrested after authorities determined shots were fired with the intent to kill a third man last weekend in the Utica community near Seneca.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced attempted murder and other charges against Michael Anthony Price and Evan Scott Powell.  Arrest warrants allege Powell fired two shots from a handgun at Arthur Johnson with […]

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Initial death investigation points to lawnmower mishap

A man near Oakway died yesterday after what authorities suspect was an accident involving a lawn mower near a pond.  Coroner Karl Addis says the victim was Michael Treadway of Cottontail Drive, Westminster.  Family members found the body Friday evening of the 68-year old Treadway floating in a pond behind him home.  According to Addis, the preliminary investigation suggests the […]

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Westminster man arrested in crimes at stornge units

  A Westminster man was jailed Thursday as part of an investigation of thefts on two occasions at storage units near Seneca.  The crimes occurred on the Rochester Highway.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced charges of second degree burglary and larceny against Austin Thomas Woodard, 21, of Freeman Street.   In the burglary reported on March 4, tools were taken, including […]

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Judge denies temporary restraining order

The temporary restraining order sought against Pioneer Rural Water District has been denied.  An order signed today by Judge McIntosh denies the temporary restraining order that Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster sought in the construction of the treatment plant.  At the same time, however, the judge put Pioneer on notice.  Here’s the order in its entirety:  […]

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Reply filed to counterclaims in Pioneer litigation

  Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster have made their official response to the counterclaims by Pioneer Rural Water District.  On behalf of the county and the two cities, attorneys Bernie Ellis, Derek Enderlin, and David Root responded yesterday in the Common Pleas Court to the legal claims that Pioneer filed to stave off attempts to stop […]

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Communication theory class visits Upstate prison

A lecturer and team of students took a communication theory class to a maximum security prison in the Upstate.  Pauline Matthey, a lecturer in the communications department, has held “Talk Back” on a weekly basis at Perry Correctional Institution.  She created the curriculum for the course based on research and previous graduate studies at Eastern Illinois University.  Through the lens […]

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Graham-Mulvaney discuss federqal budget

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), member of the Senate Budget Committee, today questioned Director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  Here’s a tgranscribed exceprt:  GRAHAM: “But here’s what the president needs to do. He needs to look people in the eye and […]

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Sweepstakes scams reported in Oconee

  Two instances of Oconeeans being told they had won large prizes, if only they will first send upfront money are evidence to the Sheriff’s Office that the art of scamming is alive and well.  And, according to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, the public should take caution to protect from becoming victims.  One Oconeean was told by […]

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