SLED completes inspection of fire-damaged building

The state police have finished their inspection of the fire damaged antique store on Seneca’s East North First Street.  As yet, however, “SLED” has given no final assessment to the fire department.  However, Chief Jan Oliver said the investigators found “a few places where it was questionable.”  Samples found have been sent to the state police lab, and Oliver is […]

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Jury verdict for the plaintiff

A jury verdict of $152 thousand dollars for the plaintiff ended a two-day trial in the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  The money award goes to Oconee resident Roger Whitfield to compensate for the injuries in a 2013 accident at a Myrtle Beach intersection involving his car and a pickup truck driven by Virginia resident Logan Shores.  Testifying in his defense, […]

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Jo Laverne Crane

Mountain Rest, SC— Jo Laverne Crane, 81, wife of the late Berry Crane, Jr., of 320 Abbey Road, Mountain Rest, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at St. George Health Care Center. A graveside service will be held at Monte Vista Baptist Church Cemetery on …..Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, Attn: Hospice Center, […]

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Arrests made in probe of crimes at The Pier

Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested Clemson and Anderson residents as the result of a series of incidents at The Pier, a home development populated by Clemson students.  32 year old Bryan Matthew Hendricks of Holly Avenue in Clemson and 23 year old Devin Michael Lewberg of Trojan Lane in Anderson were booked yesterday into the Oconee County Detention Center.   Both […]

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Atlantan charged with 2016 crimes in Seneca

An Atlanta, Georgia man was jailed in Oconee County yesterday, charged with crimes during early morning hours last September at the Plez-U on Seneca’s S. Oak Street.  Among charges placed against Muhammad Ibin Jones are burglary and possession of crime tools as part of a Seneca police investigation that started when a policeman investigated a report of someone trying to […]

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Trial heads to jury phase

The Oconee Common Pleas judge predicts that a car accident trial could go into the hands of the jury during the 3 o’clock hour this afternoon.  In the second day of the trial, both sides rested in the case of Whitfield against Shores.  It’s a dispute involving Oconee resident Roger L. Whitfield and Virginia resident Logan Shores.  The two men […]

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Rev. Robert Lee Harden

  Westminster, SC — Rev. Robert Lee Harden, 96, husband of the late Edith Moore Harden, of 661 Earles Grove Road, Westminster, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park with full Military Honors. […]

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High School graduation returns to Littlejohn

The re-vamped Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson, without a doubt, is the best place to send Oconee’s high school seniors into the world, in the opinion of the district superintendent.  In spite of the $20 thousand rental fee, Dr. Michael Thorsland, says you can’t beat the new air conditioning, the video capabilities, and the comfortable seating.  Thorsland told reporters today that […]

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A new school in Bountyland?

A timeline was given today for Seneca to see work started on a replacement middle school in five years time.  The question remains:  where to build the new school?  Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, says one possibility is converting the Hamilton Career Center campus in Bountyland into a middle school for the Seneca area.  In the next few years the […]

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Funds arrive today for school district work

  Oconee School District anticipates an electronic transfer today of $14.5 million dollars to serve as the funding for two construction projects that will stretch through the summer recess.  The work will take place at Walhalla Elementary School and West-Oak High School.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, calls the traffic problems at Walhalla Elementary the “worst” in the district.  The […]

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