Drug and weapon charges against Fair Play man

Searches made as part of a traffic checkpoint landed a Fair Play man in the Oconee jail. The Sheriff’s Office today announced charges of trafficking crack cocaine and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime against Macarius Shantee Whitfield (right). Deputies at a traffic safety checkpoint early last Friday said they spotted a cracked windshield. According […]

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Lloyd Van Winkle

Seneca – Lloyd “Bud” C. Van Winkle, 75, widower of the late Sandra Lynn Gundlach Van Winkle, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Lynn Parker’s residence in Westminster. The family is at their […]

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Clemson rental owner to appeal suspension

Clemson City Council will set a date and a time to consider the appeal of a property owner whose right to offer rental housing has been suspended in that city.  The Clemson City Council meets Thursday, and the suspension to allow rental housing at 104 Wigington Street is on the agenda.  Attorney Cheryl Aaron last week formally appeal the suspension […]

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Weekend fire near Seneca

The Red Cross lent assistance to an adult and a child as the result of a weekend fire near Seneca.  Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said the fire was reported at 2 o’clock Saturday morning underneath a mobile home on the Harbin Lane near the Shiloh Road, inside the Corinth-Shiloh district.  According to King, smoke damage and the need to […]

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2016 the driest on Walhalla’s books

The record keeping of Walhalla’s Wilson and Brandt families which date back to the First World War period show that 2016 was the driest.  Somewhat oddly just three years prior, 2013 was the wettest.  Official Observer Barbara Wilson is hopeful that in 2017 the drought will be no more.  And the first three days of the New Year make for […]

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Victims of gun violence to be memorialized

A South Carolina group against gun violence invites churches across the state to take part this month in the second “Stand Up” event for those of all faiths to memorialize the victims of gun violence.  Scheduled for the weekend of January 28-29 the event will honor those who died in the Emanuel AME tragedy in Charleston and the death of […]

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William Narreece Wood

Walhalla, SC— William Narreece Wood, 64, husband of Lula Wood, of 502 Bullwinkle Drive, Walhalla, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, prior to the service, at […]

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Lisa Joann Claytor

  Salem, SC— Lisa Joann Claytor, 55, wife of Paul Douglas Claytor of 250 Ridge Road, Salem, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Flowers or donations can be sent to the family at, 1621 Jones Mill Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29681. Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.          

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