TV sets preferred item for Wal-Mart shoplifter

Television sets were the preferred item of a shoplifter who struck the Seneca Wal-Mart three times during the last week of February.  The crimes occurred February 21, 24, and 26 and the worth of the stolen TVs exceed $2 thousand.  The Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to identify a while male considered to be a suspect. If you have any […]

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Walhallans charged with offenses in two locales

The stop of a U-Haul truck late Saturday night in Westminster resulted in charges made against two Walhallans—charges that were laid in two separate police jurisdictions.  The Westminster police identified Kenneth Street, Walhalla residents Jeffrey Wayne Landrith and Brittany Leanne Jones as the driver and passenger of the truck.  According to Chief Dean Awalt, charges against Landrith and Jones were […]

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So long, red lights?

In the not-too-distant future, when all the cars on the roads drive themselves, traffic and traffic lights won’t be necessary. Americans, who currently spend 7 billion hours and 3 billion gallons of extra fuel a year sitting in traffic, will have to find new excuses for being late. “Our cities are very congested and a lot of that congestion happens […]

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“Slim to none” to get the money back

Oconee County can hold out little or no hope to ever recovering part of a payroll theft last year committed by high tech culprits unknown. The FBI took the case of what Sheriff Crenshaw said amounted to $200 thousand dollars lost. But yesterday Crenshaw rated the chances of ever getting that money back “slim to none.” The problem, as he […]

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Anti-litter efforts in two South Carolina counties

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw envisions bus loads of high-minded Oconeeans on their way to some of the county’s worst spots for litter.  As part of his office’s efforts to stop littering, Crenshaw is working on plans for a one-day countywide cleanup.  Yesterday he received a commitment from Dr. Michael Thorsland, school district superintendent, to make available the buses that Crenshaw will […]

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For now, Seneca mayor keeps open higher office option

A rumor swirling within Seneca’s Ramcat Alley is that Mayor Dan Alexander’s switch to the Republican Party positions him for a potential run for District Two, State House of Representatives.  The seat is now held by Bill Sandifer, Seneca’s representative since 1995.  But Alexander is non-committal when asked whether he’ll run for the House, for which the next election is […]

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Thomas Wesley “Zero” Brooks

Thomas Wesley “Zero” Brooks, 80 of 205 Carter St. Seneca, SC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday March 5th, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at Courtenay Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Terry Carver officiating, the family will be receiving friends one hour prior at the […]

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Doyle “Ed” Edward Pearson Jr.

Walhalla, SC— Doyle “Ed” Edward Pearson, Jr., 50, of 501 Hillside Drive, Walhalla, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Davenport […]

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Spike in abuse of prescription painkillers

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says an opioid epidemic has begun to exert a grip on South Carolina, so much that the abuse of prescription painkillers is over-taking methamphetamine as society’s top drug problem.  Crenshaw expressed a worry today for the future and urged Walhalla Rotary Club members to become familiar with various painkillers such as lortab hydrocondone, among others, […]

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Margaret Hoblit

  Westminster – Margaret Elaine Donohoo Hoblit, 79, wife of Charles Edwin Hoblit, 402    La-Z Acres Road, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Westminster United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the church.  Burial will […]

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