Seneca leaders hold private meeting

Seneca Police Chief John Covington went behind closed doors last night with the mayor and city council.  Also, taking part in that private meeting for the purpose of “active legal cases” were the city administrator and the city attorney.  Michael Smith, city attorney, said no action from last night’s executive session was expected.  In an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS, Smith […]

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Rhett Dendy Rogers

Rhett Dendy Rogers, 95, of Seneca died Wednesday at Greer Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Frances Williams Rogers.  The funeral will be 3 p-m Friday at Trinity Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 2-3 pm Friday at Trinity Baptist Church prior to the service.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made […]

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Norma Weaver

Norma Jean Sherrill Weaver, 84, of 100 Michelle Lane, Seneca died Tuesday at Seneca Health and Rehab.  She was the wife of Charles Weaver Sr.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Heritage […]

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Death of a county inmate

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The Oconee coroner has ruled natural causes in the death of a county inmate.  Ernest Lee Smalley Jr. of Seneca died Tuesday night at the Greenville Memorial Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest the day before in a holding cell at the Oconee Detention Center.  Guards started CPR and EMS was called.  The 33-year old Smalley was transported to […]

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Tammy Porter

Tammy Ann Porter, 48, of 281 Phillip Lear Road, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday at heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Burial will follow.  The family is at the residence. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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At this hour, the candidates are engaged!

  The meeting room of Walhalla Civic Auditorium filled tonight with those interested in next week’s city election.  Keith Denny, moderator for tonight’s forum, expressed pleasure that there is a substantial interest in the election.  Six of the seven ballot candidates took part in the forum, arranged by the chamber of commerce.  From the opening statements, through the prepared questions […]

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No change in Tiller’s status

A spokesman for Seneca says, in spite of today’s ruling by the solicitor, there is no change in the status of policeman Mark Tiller.  John Boyanoski, a spokesman for the city in the Hammond case, said, “There is no change in his status. He is still on administrative leave. No timeline for a change on that.”   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Bank deposits as monitored by te FDIC

Oconee banks and savings and loans recorded total deposits this year exceeding $1.1 billion dollars.  The numbers are contained in the 2015 report from the FDIC and reflect a near $6 million dollar increase from 2014.  Oconee Federal Savings continues its dominance of the local banking community with $268.9 million.  The year 2015 was the first year that Oconee Federal […]

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Ricky Thomas

Charles Ricky Thomas, 57, of 204 Woodland Way, Liberty died Thursday at his home.  He was the husband of Shannon Harper Thomas.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Donn Joseph Niedzwiedz

Donn Joseph Niedzwiedz, 54, of 710 Poplar Springs Road, Westminster died Thursday at his home.  A memorial service will be held later.  Condolences may be expressed on line by visting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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