Samuel Thomas Bryant

Walhalla, SC— Samuel Thomas Bryant, 2, of 1915 Westminster Highway, Walhalla, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may […]

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Troopers return to fatal accident scene

At this hour, state troopers are back at the scene of the Sunday accident in which a two-year old boy was struck fatally on the Westminster Highway.  The troopers appear to be taking measurements at the scene where Samuel Thomas Bryant died.  The accident scene is SC 183, the Westminster Highway, about one-half mile south of WGOG.  The state patrol […]

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New trial date for SC v. Drotning

Atop the trial docket for the next term of Oconee General Sessions Court is South Carolina v. Drotning.  The prosecutor’s office plans to call for trial four charges against Jacob Daniel Drotning, Utica resident.  Drotning was arrested in 2014 on the charge of attempted murder of Catherine Cook.  He is accused of pouring gasoline onto Cook and setting her afire. […]

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SC Water Resources Conference next week

Water scientists and federal and state policymakers meet next week in Columbia to share and discuss new information to protect and provide water resources for South Carolina’s growing economy and population.  The 2016 SC Water Resources Conference comes almost exactly one year after South Carolina’s agricultural, suburban and urban infra-structures were overwhelmed by a deluge brought on by the remnants […]

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Case of stolen guns leads to arrest

The theft of guns from a home near Seneca landed a 25-year old man in the Oconee County jail.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Michael Lewis Perro (right) on charges of grand larceny.  Two hometowns are listed for Perro:  Seneca and Honea Path.  Perro is accused of taking guns, worth $3,300, on May 17 from a home […]

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Criminal case against 14-year old escalates

The death Saturday of the one remaining hospitalized Townville school victim has elevated the criminal charges against the 14-year old defendant.  Because of Jacob Hall’s death, the prosecutor’s office has upgraded a previously filed attempted murder petition to murder.  According to the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, additional petitions charging possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime […]

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Avon Cleland

Westminster – Avon Arve Cleland, 71, wife of Phillip “Phil” Allen Cleland, 125 Arves Landing Road, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A memorial service will be held at 5 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING […]

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Threat to lead to criminal charges

  The posting on an instagram account has landed a Pendleton High student in trouble with the law. Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says for making threats toward West-Oak High students, the Anderson County boy likely will face criminal charges from two counties.  The Pendleton student was interviewed today while extra deputies were posted at all West-Oak area schools.  The high […]

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Brockington: There is a lesson to be learned

  A Westminster city councilman says the lesson to be drawn from the events that led to the mayor building a cabin on city property is that all major decisions relating to city business must be addressed with the full city council during public meetings.  Councilman Bill Brockington has written a letter to the editor, explaining further what was behind […]

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