Little rest for the fire fighters

Oconee Rural Fire Control reports a flare-up this morning of yesterday’s fire that destroyed an old farmhouse at Townville.  Fire fighters were called back to the scene on the Perry Woolbright Road near South Carolina 24.  Shane Gibbs, county fire marshal, says investigators are trying to determine why the original fire started in the unoccupied house.  Fire fighters responded yesterday […]

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Hiker’s fall broken by small ledge

A 16-year old boy’s fall at IssaqueenaFalls north of Walhalla was stopped by a small ledge, and there he remained stranded until rescuers were able to extricate him to safety.  According to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services, rescuers used a system of ropes and rappelled down to his rescue.  They found him 75 feet below the walking trail.  Krein […]

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Betty Mae Burton

Betty Mae Burton, 67, of 5795 Hwy. 184 E. Donalds, died Tuesday at Self Regional Medical Center.  She was the wife of William “Pete” Luther Burton Jr.  Funeral services will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 p-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral […]

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Bertie Orr Holmes

Bertie Orr Holmes died Monday.  She was the widow of Harold Holmes.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Sunday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box 69, Westminster, SC  29693.  Condolences may be expressed […]

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William Garland Butts Sr.

William Garland Butts Sr. 91, of 71 Ed Henry Road., Highlands, NC died Wednesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Friday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, ATTN: […]

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Townville home fire

Fire broke out this morning at an unoccupied house in Towvnville, on the Perry Woolbright Road.  Charlie King, the Oconee Fire Chief, says the cause of the fire is being investigated.  Several southern Oconee volunteer fire departments, along with Seneca Rescue,  were sent to the fire.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Five-year prison term

A 23-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison on his conviction in the General Sessions Court of three charges.  After the jury trial, the sentence handed down sends Keith Antwane Jackson to prison for five years.  Jackson was convicted on charges of petty larceny enhancement, breaking into a motor vehicle, and financial transaction card theft.  The sentence could have […]

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Howard’s Rock case set for trial

The office of the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor has announced that trial is scheduled to start Monday in the State’s case against a 20-year old man charged with malicious injury to personal property and grand larceny.  The indictments accuse Micah Rogers on June 2, 2013 of stealing part of ClemsonUniversity’s famed Howard’s Rock from the Tigers football stadium.  The case is set […]

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Fair Play man charged with Foxwood Hills crime

A security guard’s suspicion led to the inspection of a storage building at a LakeHartwell home development and the discovery that someone had burglarized the storage building.  A tractor and backhoe were among the items stolen at Foxwood Hills near Westminster.  Nearly three months after the crime was discovered, an arrest has been made.  Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested and charged […]

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