Pendleton man arrested for alleged Clemson offense

Police on the Clemson University campus have arrested and charged a Pendleton man with a weapons violation.  The university announcement states Charles Alan Brown was charged yesterday with the felony offense of possession of a firearm on school property.  The police say the firearm was located in an apartment in Calhoun Court.  At the time the 23-year old Brown was […]

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Photo ID: What voters need to know

Ahead of Saturday’s Democratic Presidential Primary vote in South Carolina, the state Election Commission issued a statement in which it says, “While having a Photo ID, and bringing it to the polls, will make the voting process easier; no registered voter in the correct polling place should ever be denied a ballot, whether the voter has a Photo ID or […]

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Duncan part of GOP opposition to Gitmo closing

President Obama wants the chapter closed on the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, but he’s facing Republican opposition to the proposal to re-locate detainees to the U-S.  Third District Republican Jeff Duncan is especially concerned about the idea that some of those detainees, accused of violent acts against the U-S, could wind up in South Carolina.  Duncan announced yesterday legislation […]

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Senecan questions the dump behind Gignilliat

A Seneca man brought his concern about storm water mitigation to last night’s city council meeting.  What bothers Ron Knoerr is the cost Seneca will pay to restore property behind the Gignilliat Community Center to the satisfaction of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.  Mayor Dan Alexander told Knoerr that the city is complying with DHEC about the […]

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Samuel Taylor Tilson

Samuel Taylor Tilson, 25, OF Tamasee died Sunday.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00–4:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2016, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread, 106 Jordan St, Seneca, […]

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New body cameras and tasers for the police

To comply with new state law, the Seneca police chief is requesting funds to buy body cameras for his officers and new tasers to subdue uncooperative suspects.  Chief John Covington gave a quote to the mayor and the council last night from a company that does business with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  To provide 27 body cameras and related equipment, […]

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Defendant waives hearing in Pickens County homicide case

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office  received notice from the Pickens County Magistrate’s Office that a bond hearing scheduled for Kasey Clayton Waldrop has been waived at the request of the Public Defender’s Office. Waldrop charged with the murder of Townville resident Reza Farah Khan will be transported back to Greenville County where he will remain in custody pending his release […]

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Two applications before Oconee appeals board

Two applications were in front of Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals, at its meeting last night in Walhalla.  The board tabled action on Clements Electrical’s request for a variance to expand its warehouse.  Board members unanimously approved a special exception to allow for future expansion of the Cherokee Creek Boys School near Georgia.  The school helps children considered low level […]

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