Store burglary in southern Oconee

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Cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money were taken during a store burglary in southern Oconee County.  The crime occurred early yesterday at highway 11 and Rock Hill Road.  Around 5 a-m an employee there discovered no power and a hole in the wall.  If you can help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve this burglary, you are eligible for a […]

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Ruth Holland Jones

Ruth Holland Jones, 80, of 9449 N. Hwy. 11, Tamassee died Thursday at her home.  She was the wife of Bill Jones.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may […]

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Dorothy Y. Grant

Dorothy Yolanda Telly Harrison Grant, 46,  of 224 Robert Grant Road, Westminster died Saturday, November 7 at her home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday, November 15 at the Seneca River Family Life Center.  Burial in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the home.  Adams Mortuary in charge of arrangements for Dorothy Y. Grant.

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“How come your jet fuel is so high?”

Oconee’s new airport director, Jeff Garrison, had hardly settled in when it came time last Saturday to handle airport operations on the day of the Clemson home game with Florida State.  It was a busy day.  The airport counted 58 planes in and out last Saturday—carrying fans of both teams.  One of the pilots questioned the price at which the […]

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Arrest in Seneca By-Pass burglary

John Cody Duncan

The police in Seneca say a 34-year old Walhalla man was arrested yesterday and charged in a one-month old burglary at a By-Pass 123 nightspot.  Law enforcement documents show the arrested man, John Cody Duncan, faces charges of burglary second degree, malicious damage and simple larceny.  A burglary alarm during the pre-dawn hours of October 13 alerted police to Mullen’s […]

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A Walhalla hearing for “Hope in the Future” project

Christ Central Ministries’ plans to use the old Oconee jail will entail a change of occupancy that the Walhalla zoning administrator says requires approval from the city Board of Zoning Appeals.  And James Ashton, the zoning administrator, confirmed today that the board will consider the change of occupancy during a public hearing the evening of Thursday, December 3.  The hearing […]

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Attacker sought in violent Utica street crime

  Nearly a week later, Oconee investigators are still looking for a man who attacked a motorist at a 4-way stop intersection in Utica near Seneca.  And the Sheriff’s Office is willing to pay a cash reward to those who can provide the information that solves last weekend’s crime.  A driver sat in his car on Lonsdale Street.  He was […]

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Oconee prisoner assault occurred

  The Oconee jail director has confirmed that in an incident two months ago a prisoner was beaten at night by three other inmates.  According to Major Steve Pruitt, the injured inmate did not require medical treatment and told jail staff he did not wish to pursue charges against those who assaulted him.  Jail staff made an in-house report of […]

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Guilty plea to store robbery

A prison term amounting to 12 years has been meted out in an Anderson courtroom to a man who admitted that he robbed a Pendleton store.  The sentence pronounced by Judge Lawton McIntosh resulted from the guilty plea entered by Willie Wideman to the charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  According to the […]

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