Suspicious incident at Ravenel Elementary

At one point today, Ravenel Elementary School was placed on a code red—meaning a situation of imminent danger.  State troopers tried to stop a vehicle for speeding and, according to information received by county dispatchers, a gray Dodge Neon entered the school driveway, and the driver got out and ran.  He appeared to be in his early 20s and wore […]

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Multiple vehicle break-ins near Tamassee

Oconee Station Road Picture #2

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify an individual believed to have been driving a silver 4-door Toyota sedan.  And a Crime Stoppers cash award awaits whoever can provide information that helps solve vehicle break-ins last month on the Oconee Station Road near Tamassee.  In each crime—on October 7, 16, and 23—women’s purses were stolen containing important identification and other […]

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Walhalla and Westminster votes certified

  Oconee election commissioners certified the results today of this week’s balloting in two of the three towns where elections were held.  The commission took no action on the result from the Town of Salem, as that town still holds elections independent from the county office of Registration and Elections.  After a few provisional and failsafe ballots were added to […]

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Melvin Cleo Summey

Melvin Cleo Summey, 71, of 605 Ebenezer Road, West Union died Wednesday at AnMed in Anderson.  He was the husband of Janice Quarles Summey.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers […]

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Metro Atlanta man to face Oconee trial

  The case of a 37-year old Metro Atlanta man tops the trial docket for the next term of Oconee General Sessions Court.  The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor lists the case as charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and trafficking in cocaine 100-200 grams against Riverdale, Georgia resident Anousack Thanonglit.  Judge Benjamin Culbertson of Georgetown will […]

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Judge orders mediation in Hammond civil case

A mediator does not have the authority to decide a dispute, but he can help guide the parties to a resolution.  A federal judge has ordered mediation to precede any trial of the issues contained in Hammond against the Seneca police and others.  Judge Mary Geiger Lewis issued an order last week with the stipulation that the mediation be completed […]

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Contractor requests caution in Streetscape work zone

Some times workers pay more attention to what they are doing than to the traffic around them.  That’s good reason, according to Hutch ‘N Son, for pedestrians and motorists to be especially careful in and around Walhalla Streetscape’s work zones.  Today the workers will set grades for new curbing on Main Street—between Ann and Catherine streets.  Yesterday they completed a […]

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Headed back to Boys State!

Telly and Martin

Two students at Seneca High School will make a return trip after their senior year to Palmetto Boys State.  Devon Telley and Jeremiah Martin have been selected junior counselors for the weeklong event June 5-11 at Anderson University.  High school teachers nominate 11th grade boys based on leadership, character, scholarship, dependability, honesty, cooperativeness, and interest in government.  Each year the […]

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Genevieve Hughes Hull

Genevieve Hughes Hull, 87, died Monday.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Friday at the First Baptist Church Chapel, Spartanburg.  The family receives friends immediately following the service.  The graveside service will be 2 pm Thursday in Westminster at East View Cemetery.  The family recieves friends prior to the graveside at Sandifer Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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