High-speed chase leads to theft discovery

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Oconee investigators are among law enforcement in three counties attempting to identify a suspect driving a stolen truck.  The arrest of a second person, driving another vehicle, led police in Carnesville, Georgia last week to find property stolen from the parking lot of a Hart County business.  Now authorities suspect a series of thefts from vehicles along I-85 in Oconee […]

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Judge’s order buys time for building owner

Judge Cordell Maddox has extended for two weeks the time for a downtown Seneca building owner may have for retaining an attorney to represent his interests against the city.  Maddox explained to family members of the Rev. Efford Haynes, the building owner, that by not hiring such an attorney, Haynes runs the risk of the appointment of a receiver whose […]

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Bannister’s penalty increases

A judge has ordered a former police chief to pay Westminster an additional $100 thousand dollars.  Derek Enderlin, the city attorney, succeeded today in getting Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox to attach punitive damages to what Bannister already owes to settle the embezzlement crimes the former chief committed against his former employer.  Enderlin holds out little hope that Westminster can recover […]

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Tony White

Dewey Tony White, 57, of 510 Oneal Ferry Road, Townville died Friday at An Med.  He was the husband of Vickie Jenkins White.  A Celebration of Life will be held 11 am Monday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Internment at a late date at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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Medical Staff members face a vote tonight

At a meeting tonight, the members of the Medical Staff at Oconee Memorial Hospital face a vote on whether to unify with the Greenville Hospital System.  The Oconee hospital went under the umbrella of GHS in 2014.  Now the question arises as to the doctors whose privileges allow them to practice at the local hospital.  Hunter Kome, president of the […]

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Homicide suspect arrested in North Carolina

Dw'Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell Mug Shot

The U-S Marshals Service arrested an Oconee County homicide suspect today in Charlotte, North Carolina.  According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Dw’Ntraquis Campbell of Greenwood was arrested by the Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force of the Marshals Service.  The 31-year old Campbell is charged with murder in the shooting death of Anthony Leon Holden of Seneca—along with […]

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West Union to need write-in to fill office

West Union will need a write-in candidate to fill a fourth seat on the town council. Qualifying to be a ballot candidate in April 5 election passed at noon today, with one candidate for mayor and three candidates for the four council seats.  Running unopposed on the ballot is Linda Oliver, for re-election as mayor.  The council candidates are Kelley […]

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All tickets spoken for at Seneca luncheon

All available tickets for next week’s luncheon at which Seneca recognizes African-American History Month have been reserved.  It’s a free luncheon, with a special twist this year.  Shelby Henderson, manager and curator of the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum.  At 1:45-2 the afternoon of Friday, February 12, the museum will open for regular hours at 208 W-S 2nd Street.  “The […]

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