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.  

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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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Why Dan Pollock is beaming today!

The Walhalla Partners for Progress leader has a smile on his face today, basking in the good spin from yesterday’s announcement that the Palmetto Trail will extend to the County Seat.  He’s Dan Pollock, and he has a story to tell about how the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, based in Columbia, became interested in extending the trail, from its current end […]

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Flag marcher spotted near Seneca

An Alabama man carrying a Confederate flag and on his way from his state to Washington, DC has been spotted this morning in Oconee County,  in the vicinity of Wal-Mart and Home Depot near Seneca.  An internet account of the man’s walk identifies him as 60-year old Johnny Cooper and quotes him as saying he’s headed to the nation’s capital […]

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Bacterial test sample fails to meet muster

A second test for bacteria in a new water line as part of Walhalla Streetscape failed, but a follow-up test was taken and officials expect the results today.  The line in question is on the south side of the Main Street, on the block from College to Catherine streets.  Yesterday’s noon hour downpour sent Streetscape work crews for cover.  Some […]

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Remains ID’d to those of Oconeean

Skeletal remains found behind a motel last year at Banks Crossing, Georgia have now been positively identified as those of an Oconee County, South Carolina man. The Banks County Sheriff’s office yesterday announced forensic tests have concluded the bones belong to Terry Lee Holbrooks, who lived in the Westminster- Fair Play area. So far, the cause of Holbrook’s death has […]

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