John Christopher Ivester, Jr.

John Christopher Ivester, Jr., 79, of 211 Lakeside Drive, Walhalla died Tuesday at Emory University Hospital. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at the home of his son, Chris Ivester, 2061 Pickens Highway, West Union, SC  29696.  A private memorial service will be held later.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the GA […]

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Harold Gene Pressley

Harold Gene Pressley, 81, of 291 Country Road 574, Centre, Alabama died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Linda Smith Pressley.  Graveside services will be 4 p-m Thursday at Courtenay Memorial Gardens, Seneca.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s […]

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Calvin Alexander Nixon

Calvin Alexander Nixon, 88, of Seneca died Saturday at Regency Hospital in Greenville.  He was the widower of Edna Branch Cyrenius Nixon. The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Seneca Presbyterian Church; with entobment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m prior to the service at Seneca Presbyterian Church.  In place of […]

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Polly Elease Orr

Polly Elease Orr, 76, of 246 Dickard Road, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Dandy Smith.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.

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Is it time for an Oconee community relations council?

The state agency whose mission includes efforts to promote harmony, understanding and mutual respect among all South Carolinians believes that the discord between some police departments in the country with minority members of their communities demonstrates a need for people of all backgrounds to sit down together to talk about problems. And that’s why Saundra Ligon, representing the South Carolina […]

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Robber’s take recovered in woods behind bank

The man who robbed a bank near Seneca yesterday ran into the woods where the dye pack apparently exploded. And it was there that investigators found the money that the robber left behind. By early last night, Oconee sheriff’s officers were still looking for the man who held up Community First Bank at 123 and the Sheep Farm Road around […]

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Defendant guilty on lesser charge

An Oconee jury found a Westminster man guilty of the lesser included offense of petty larceny. Phil Kerry Hamby had gone to trial today, charged with grand larceny in the theft of pipe in the Earles Grove Community. Judge Scott Sprouse ordered Hamby to serve 30 days or pay a $500 dollar fine along with restitution for the culvert pipe […]

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Bank holdup UPDATE

A Sheriff’s spokesman says this afternoon’s bank robber near Seneca was dressed in a hat and a green shirt.  He left the Community First Bank on Sandifer Boulevard at Sheep Farm Road with an envelope containing cash money.  Sheriff’s officers are using tracking dogs to help find the robber.  Part of the search is concentrated in the vicinity of the […]

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