Rev. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Rankin

  Seneca, SC — Rev. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Rankin, 54, of Seneca, South Carolina went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Full Gospel Temple, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Friday, prior to […]

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Financial identity crime draws 10-year term

A 39-year old Oconee woman was sent to prison today for 10 years after her plea of guilt to the charge of financial identity fraud.  By admitting her guilt, Mandy Lee Butts of s. highway 11 took the blame for using other people’s personal information to draw money from banks as a way to pay her personal bills, according to […]

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Police chase and catch ma near By-Pass 123

The police at Seneca chased and caught a man who ran this morning into a wooded area in the vicinity of Old Salem Road.  Capt. Robert Tribble said the police were called to Serenity Apartments to investigate a report of a suspicious man.  According to Tribble, the suspect ran but fell down an embankment as he tried to crawl beneath […]

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Edna Louise Martin

  Seneca – Edna Louise Martin, 87, widow of the late Carmon Wilton Martin, 321 Water Shed Road, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Foothills Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Earle’s Grove Baptist Church. The body will lie in state from 2:30-3 pm prior to the service. Burial will […]

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Clyde “Noody” Eugene Guinn

  Walhalla, SC — Clyde “Noody” Eugene Guinn, 89, husband of the late Frances Margaret Watts Guinn, of 338 Coffee Road, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service […]

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Greenville deputy arrested in Easley

A domestic confrontation in Easley last weekend led to the arrest of a Greenville County deputy sheriff.  According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Herman William McDonald was arrested and charged with domestic violence first degree after a verbal dispute between McDonald and his former girlfriend that took place at her sister’s home on Mauldin Road.  The Sheriff’s Office says it […]

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Defendant late for trial

As Judge Sprouse began to qualify the jury pool for a new trial, there was no one seated in the defendant’s seat this morning in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  But Gruber Sires, attorney for Richard Claude Dills, said, “Obviously, he has a problem getting here this morning.”  The prosecutor’s office plans to try Dills today on the charge of […]

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Moulder gets a re-structuring directive

Chairwoman Edda Cammick of Oconee County Council says, after an executive session last night, the council gave its administrator a directive to re-structure some of the county’s departments to achieve a reduction in the workforce.  As many as 15 county positions, according to reports, are jeopardized by cost-cutting measures that reflect the new budget on July 1.  The county has […]

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