Review of missing drug funds completed


Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw’s lengthy review of the case of the missing drug fund money has resulted in this announcement today:  “I do not see any facts or evidence to indicate the need for further investigation.  Crenshaw says he bases that conclusion on “evidence in this case, interviews with current employees, interviews with various citizens, results of a polygraph test, […]

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Multiple charges arise from incident near Westminster

  Multiple charges have been placed against a 31-year old man as the result of crimes that Oconee sheriff’s officers say were committed yesterday near Westminster.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Jonathan David Crooks, 31 years old, on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  Among the charges against Crooks is […]

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Senecan met with U-S senator


Seneca resident Claire Muzal joined other South Carolina Parkinson’s Advocates for a meeting in Washington with U-S Senator Tim Scott.  They discussed the research and policy needs of the Parkinson’s community in the state. A spokeswoman for the group said of Scott, “We found him very sympathetic, as he had a grandmother afflicted with PD.” Pictured left to right, Lisa […]

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Westminster mayor to run again!

The mayor of Westminster will put it on the line this November.  Rick McCormick qualified this morning as a candidate to be re-elected to a four-year term during his city’s 2015 election on November 3.  The Oconee County Election Commission is receiving candidates in this year’s municipal elections in Westminster and Walhalla.  

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Hospice gift sets record

  Announcement is to be made of a record-setting gift to the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  During a meeting last night, Cortni Nations of the Oconee Hospital Foundation said the gift will amount to $631 thousand and will represent the largest estate gift to the local hospice home.

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Claudene Massey Monteith

Claudene Massey Monteith died Monday at her West Union home after a long illness. She owned a long haul trucking agency and Massey Tax Service, along with her late husband, Mack H. Monteith.  A service to celebrate Claudene’s life will be held at 11 a-m Wednesday at Chicopee United Methodist Church in Walhalla.  A reception and receiving of friends will […]

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Dorothy Watts Funk

Dorothy Watts Funk, 97, died Monday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Lloyd Edward Funk.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, Attn:Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive., Seneca, SC  29672.  The family is at […]

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Today’s Streetscape work

The contractor will continue electrical conduit work today on the north side of Walhalla’s Main Street.  Hutch ‘N Son expects to move to the block today from College to Tugaloo streets.  Crews also plan tip island sidewalk work on the south side of Main Street. Electrical work will require the closing of College Street on the north side, probably tomorrow.

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