Autopsy: Moore’s death due to stroke

An autopsy disclosed that Steven Moore died of a stroke, and the coroner has ruled the death of the 52-year old Walhallan as natural.  Coroner Karl Addis says it’s presumed Moore died Friday, September 16  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday, September 23 at Davenport Funeral Home; burial to follow in Long Creek Memorial Cemetery.  The family receives friends […]

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John Thomas Alberti

Seneca, SC— John Thomas Alberti, 59, of 501 Ploma Drive, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Following the service friends are […]

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Steven Ray Moore

Walhalla, SC— Steven Ray Moore, 52, of 530 Highlands Highway, Walhalla, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Long Creek Memorial Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Davenport Funeral […]

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Cecil Balchin

  Seneca – Cecil Balchin, 85, widower of the late Ethel Elizabeth Smith Balchin, of 733 Keowee School Road, passed away, Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, September, 22, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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Six-year old found alone in hotel parking lot

A six-year old boy was found roaming in the parking lot of a Seneca hotel.  The police later arrested the boy’s mother after determining that the child had strayed alone three-quarters of a mile from his home and crossed a busy road.  A warrant, issued by the municipal judge, charges Paula Michelle Crawford with cruelty to children.  The police quoted […]

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Real estate closing held for former Hometown

The real estate closing is in the books for Seneca’s purchase of 106 N. Walnut building and property.  Realtor John Adams says the $200 thousand deal involving the building and parking lot for the former Hometown Food Store closed yesterday. “Like anything this will probably be a longer term transition, but I think it’s a positive move certainly to improve […]

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No change in Oconee jobless rate (5.5%)

In the last full month of summer, no change was detected in Oconee County’s unemployment rate.  The 5.5% August jobless rate reported by the state represented no change from July.  In percentage comparisons, fewer Oconeeans are in the unemployment line than Pickens (5.6%,) but more than Anderson (5.2%.)  Both the state and the country, however, recorded lower jobless percentages.  The […]

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Columbia man arrested in 2013 Wal-Mart shoplifting

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A Columbia man remained in the Oconee jail over the weekend, having been charged in a case of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart three years ago.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office located Ontorio Cortez Waymyers (right) in a Myrtle Beach jail. He stands accused of taking 18 iPhones, worth nearly $11 thousand dollars, from the Seneca Wal-Mart. According to investigators, Waymyers spoke […]

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