William Bobby Owens Sr.

William Bobby Owens Sr., 66, of 320 Oliver Road, Westminster died Sunday at Cottingham Hospice House. Graveside services will be 2 p-m Tuesday at First Baptist Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 12:45 pm-1:45 pm Tuesday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Condolences may be expfressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting family.

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David Charles Kelley

David Charles Kelley, 64, of 151 N. Crest Drive, Seneca died Monday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. He was the husband of Eunice Ann Moore Kelley. The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, ATTN: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672. Davenport […]

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Hannah Nichole Nation

Hannah Nichole Nation, 22, of 129 Memory Lane, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be 4 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue Fund of South Carolina via www.arf/sc.org. Family members […]

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Police officer placed on leave

The Seneca police officer involved in Sunday night’s fatal shooting of a 19-year old man has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the state police investigation. Yesterday’s announcement by Chief Covington states the name of the officer is not being released at this time. Meantime, according to its spokesman, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigation of […]

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Sex Offender Registrar takes training

Sgt. Kelly Winchester of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office took part last week in sex offender training near Arlington, Virginia—just outside the nation’s capital.  Winchester attended a program hosted by the U-S Marshals Service, a program open by invitation only.  She received a certificate for three days’ training.  It acknowledges that the officer successfully completed the program.  It involved building network […]

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The police to make announcement

Chief John Covington of the Seneca Police says the department will issue an announcement this afternoon on the officer-involved shooting last night in the parking lot of a By-Pass 123 restaurant.  The deceased in that shooting has been identified by the coroner as a 19-year old Seneca resident, Zachary Hammond.  The state police are investigating what happened.  

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Burglary thwarted at Hamilton Career Center

A 36-year old woman has been arrested and charged in an incident of burglary during the weekend at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter in Bountyland.  According to law enforcement authorities, Jennifer Lesley Brake has been charged with burglary second degree, among other offenses.  Sheriff’s officers say they found Brake in the vicinity of a school cafeteria shortly after midnight Friday.  Among the items […]

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Request to arm

In the opinion of Oconee County Council, all South Carolina National Guard members should be armed as the result of the murders of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Last week the council directed its chairman to urge the governor to enact the policy.  Chairman Wayne McCall’s letter to Governor Haley reads, “Additional safety measures, such as the installation of […]

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State police investigation in Seneca

The state police have started their investigation of a police-involved shooting last night in Seneca.  In the meantime the man shot dead has, so far, been identified as  19-year old Zachary Hammond of Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis said his name is to be released today.  The police have yet to identify the officer involved.  At the time, Addis said, a […]

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