Elderly man killed in Easley car accident

An autopsy takes place today in the traffic death Saturday night of an 81-year old Easley man in his home town. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Robert Bowens of N. 4th Street, Easley. Bowens died in a crash at 6:30 on highway 123—an accident investigated by the Easley police. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Burdette guilty of voluntary manslaughter

The Oconee trial of Adam Burdette ended with a guilty verdict to a lesser charge than murder. The jury found Burdette not guilty of murder, but guilty of voluntary manslaughter and guilty of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Burdette is 36, and the sentence handed down by the judge sends him to prison for […]

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Proterra founder proclaims a “first in the world”

The founder of the company that makes electric-powered buses proclaimed Seneca’s all-electric bus service achievement a “first in the world.” Dale Hill was one of the headline speakers as Seneca held grand opening for its electric vehicle facility, inside the Seneca Rail Park building on Shiloh Road. Seneca contracted with Hill’s Proterra Company, which produced an all-electric fleet of passenger […]

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Jury to deliberate shortly

Right now members of the Oconee General Sessions trial jury are having lunch.  They then will start their deliberations in the case of Adam Burdette, charged with murder in the shooting death of Evan Tyner in 2013 near Westminster.  The jurors must choose among five choices:  guilty, not guilty, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, or accident. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Upper section of South Carolina 130 to be repaved

Part of a South Carolina mountain highway will receive new coasts of asphalt paving, in a contract issued by the Department of Transportation. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer, says the job of repaving five miles of South Carolina 130 south from the North Carolina line goes to King Asphalt of Liberty. The contractor has promised to complete the job for […]

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Big doings in Seneca

Electric passenger buses have been riding Seneca streets and highway for months, but today is an event to celebrate an achievement for which the city can claim national distinction. Grand opening takes place today for Seneca’s electric vehicle facility at the Seneca Rail Park, a former textile manufacturing building at 320 Shiloh Road. Riley Johnson, events coordinator, says among those […]

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Surveillance images show crime in progress

 Surveillance images reveal the man who vandalized the case protecting Howard’s Rock, and the Clemson University police request the public’s help to identify the vandal. The black-and-white images show someone pulling up in a pickup truck, and then using a rod to strike the sides of the case. He is described as a light-complexioned black male, weighing 230-250 pounds, six-feet-two […]

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