Restaurant to open on Sheep Farm Road

Three businessmen are about to open a new Subway restaurant near Seneca.  For partners John Powell, Rick Cook, and Robbie Burrell this venture will have them close the existing Subway in ApplewoodShopping Center and replace it with a new Subway across the highway—fronting Sheep Farm Road between Sheep Farm and The Home Depot.  Powell says this will be the first […]

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Three shoplifting cases at Wal-Mart

Three cases of shoplifting at the Seneca Wal-Mart, so far, are stumping police investigators.  And you can help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve these crimes.  Deputies seek the public’s help to identify two people, one male and one female, in relation to all three crimes.  A deputy responded to Wal-Mart May 31, June 27, and June 28.  In each shoplifting, […]

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Tech commissioners on board!

In a meeting yesterday, the commissioners for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege cast a vote in favor of building the college’s OconeeCounty campus in what now is a new, but empty industrial park on n. highway 11.  The action by the Tech board equates to one-third of the required local approvals on the way to make the entire project a reality in the Oconee […]

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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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