Sandra “Sandy” E. Towe

Seneca, SC— Sandra “Sandy” E. Towe, 75, wife of the late Jake Towe, of 853 Smith Road, Seneca, passed away August 25, 2016, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to […]

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A lunch hour case of shoplifting

The crime of shoplifting took place during the lunch hour Thursday, August 18 at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  And thru Crime Stoppers you can possibly qualify for a cash reward by providing information that helps solve the case.  A woman wearing a black tank top took golf balls, clothing and glasses. A Wal-Mart employee retrieved the stolen goods, but the responding […]

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Alabama man charged with business burglary near Seneca

A 33-year old man has been charged in Oconee County with theft and burglary.  He has been identified as Montgomery, Alabama resident Jason Spencer Blythe (right).  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the crimes occurred in 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Store near Seneca, but Blythe was officially charged yesterday after a deputy picked him at the Greenville County jail […]

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New American Legion officers

The Walhalla American Legion Post #124 recently elected new officers. They are (l to r) Harold Welborn, Commander-re-elected; Dave Bertges, Vice Commander-re-elected; Ernie Cannon, Adjutant; Jon Busch, Sgt at Arms-re-elected; Jerry Dyar, Finance Officer-re-elected; and Rick Gibson, Membership Chairman-re-elected.  Post officers serve two (2) year terms.  Gibson, who heads  the membership recruitment said, “membership in the American Legion is open […]

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Co-defendant in homicide sentenced to 20 years

A young man who took part in a burglary near Seneca that turned into homicide has been ordered to prison for 20 years.  This was sentencing day in the Oconee General Sessions Court for Donte Robert Bacon who had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, and other charges.  A former Washington state resident, Scott Johnston, was shot dead in […]

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New drug sweep across Oconee

A new version of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity” drug sweep is underway across Oconee County.  Twenty-five people are being sought on charges of methamphetamine, prescription drugs and marijuana.  Some of the individuals are being sought for charges of unlawful neglect of a child.  By mid afternoon yesterday, eight people had been arrested or had already been in jail […]

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