Ronald Theodore Williams

Ronald Theodore Williams, 75, of 547 Long Reach Drive, Salem died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Jean Juday Williams.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Trial cancelled

Oconee court officers say there has been a continuance in John Doe versus Richard “Trey” Gardner III.  The trial, alleging assault/slander/libel, had been scheduled to start this morning as part of a non-jury term of the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  The case involves a Greenville County man, identified by court documents as John Doe, and his allegations against Gardner that […]

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Mascot to lead West Union parade

While quarterback Deshaun Watson is in New York Saturday to find out if he wins the Heisman, the mascot for his team will be in West Union.  Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the Clemson Tiger mascot will be grand marshal for her town’s Christmas parade–at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Plea to ease off the gas pedal!

  The Walhalla Streetscape contractor says there’s too much fast driving through the downtown construction zone.  Contractor Hutch ‘N Son requests Main Street drivers watch for the traffic devices which have been placed in the shape of the new islands between Ann and Catherine streets.  Yesterday the police were seen in that area with what appeared to be hand-held radar […]

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Upswing in gun and ammo sales

At one Seneca dealership, the sales of guns and ammunition are on an upswing in the days and weeks following terror attacks in France and the United States.  At Sure Shot Firearms, Scott Durham says his customers are worried and they are buying more and more products for protection.  Durham is not surprised by the reports that in the days […]

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Central homicide case to go to trial

The case of homicide in Central April 25, 2014 goes to trial next week in Pickens County.  The charges against Central resident Benjamin Anthony Vinson top the docket of a week of court, over which the Hon. Letitia Verdin presides as trial judge.  Arrest affidavits allege that Vinson used a shotgun to fatally shoot John Chitwood after a second verbal […]

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Museum-quality contents donated to Seneca

The donation of a down state’s museum contents is headed Seneca’s way, and the city’s museum officials can’t be happier.  The contents carry a value in excess of one million dollars, according to Dr. John Martin, director of Seneca museums.  The finest pieces from the donation are to be placed inside Seneca’s Lunney and Bertha Strickland museums.  The announcement was […]

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Police criticisms touch nerve at City Hall

The criticisms by two men of the Seneca police for the shooting death of Zachary Hammond touched a nerve last night at City Hall.  Councilman Scott Durham defended the police and the city after Johnny Roberts and Tommy Byrd spoke during council’s public comment session.  Roberts requested the city require first aid and basic medical skills for its police officers […]

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Car destroyed in SC 11 accident

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A small car has been destroyed in a noon hour Oconee County accident on s. highway 11 at the Flea Market.  Two people are believed to have avoided major injury.  They climbed out of a Nissan that wound up flipped and in a ditch.  Moments ago a state trooper paced off steps on SC 11 in an attempt to re-construct […]

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Public engagement session Thursday

State government wants to engage the public on the South Carolina Energy Plan and the U-S Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.  The last of four regional meetings, this get together takes place in the state’s capital city at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street from 5:30 to 8 p-m Thursday.  The meeting is open to all members […]

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