Hiott to be sentenced momentarily

Two o’clock is the appointed time this afternoon in Greenville for the sentencing of a Oconee former banker.  Benjamin Lee Hiott’s fate awaits him during a proceeding in the U-S District.  The former Community First banker faces legal troubles on a couple of fronts.  Besides the bank fraud charges that brought him to the federal criminal court, he’s a defendant […]

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Weekend chases snares Westminster man

From Earles Grove into Anderson County.  That is the route a law enforcement pursuit followed during the weekend before a young Westminster man was arrested.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the car driven by Evan Craig Andrus came to a stop behind the Townville Fire Department and the 21-year old Andrus was issued tickets for reckless driving and driving […]

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Fermin Miguel Mestizo

Fermin Miguel Mestizo, 51, of 133 S. Abbott Road, Wahallla died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Elvia Rafaela Mestizo.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Seneca with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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Impersonating a police officer alleged

The Seneca police have announced details of the arrest late last week of a man accused of impersonating a federal law enforcement officer. The police arrested Christopher Scott Galbreath, 44-year old Seneca resident. An arrest affidavit charges that Galbreath posed on the telephone as a member of the U-S Marshall’s Service and threatened the arrest of individuals in a child […]

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Students of the Month

November Students of the Month

Seneca Rotary Club recently announced its November 2015 students of the month for the Seneca area schools. Pictured from left to right are, Holleigh Evans, Savannah Woods (Northside Elementary), Matthew Gillespie (Seneca High), Earnestine Williams, Norah Mendoza (Seneca High), Samyra Rayne Boyd (Blue Ridge Elementary), Andy Inabient, Jessica Zenteno (Seneca Middle), Lyn Norton, Asya Dial (Seneca Middle), Rylan Lenox (Ravenel […]

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Power outage at Westminster

A school district official quotes the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative as estimating power will be restored within 15 minutes or so to the Orchard Park Elementary School.  The outage, we are told, affects the school, along with other Blue Ridge customers on U-S 76. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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