Two Anderson residents arrested after chase

Details are being made known about Tuesday’s chase on I-85 from Oconee County to Anderson County. The chase ended with the arrest of two Anderson residents. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Kizzie Lynette Roebuck and Thaddeus Antonio Thompson are facing drug charges. Identified as the driver, Roebuck also faces traffic citations. An improper lane change during the noon hour […]

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Missing person search ends with discovery

The body of a woman, fitting the description of a missing Mountain Rest woman, was found yesterday afternoon about two miles from her home near the Ross Mountain Road. Coroner Karl Addis said the preliminary scene investigation suggests that Mandy Nicole Brewer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy has been ordered. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate. The […]

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Morris Marvin Owens, Sr.

Morris Marvin Owens, Sr., 93, of 505 S. Tugaloo Street, Walhalla died Tuesday at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of Gladys Murphree Owens.  In 1985, Mr. Owens retired as manager of the then new Wigington Auto Parts Store in Walhalla. The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee […]

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Road work begins Monday in northern Oconee

Major road construction work is scheduled to start Monday on South Carolina 130 south of the North Carolina line. The work, to be performed by crews from King Asphalt of Liberty, will take place on 130 from N. Little River Road to the state line. Projected date to complete the project is September 30. King Asphalt hopes all motorists using […]

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Warren Phillip “Phil” Durham

Warren Phillip “Phil” Durham, 68, of 1556 Dr. John’s Road, Westminster died Wednesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Betty Dickson Durham.  For 31 years, he worked as a welding instructor at the Hamilton Career Center.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Saturday at First Baptist Memorial Park. There is no formal visitation.  The family […]

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Graduation ceremonies this weekend!

Oconee County is getting ready to send out hundreds of young adults into the world beyond high school. Ceremonies are planned Friday for the seniors of Seneca, West-Oak, and Tamassee-Salem, while Walhalla seniors get their diplomas Saturday. Most of the schools are holding graduation in their football stadiums. If there is rain Saturday morning, Walhalla will move its ceremony into […]

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Vouchers still available

There are still Farmers Market vouchers to be distributed by the United Way in downtown Seneca.  They’ll be issuing vouchers until 3 o’clock this afternoon to those senior citizens who qualify.  All you have to do is go to the United Way office and bring proof of identity, residence, and household income information.

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Why Lake Keowee dropped over the holiday weekend?

A Duke Energy official has offered an explanation why the level of Lake Keowee dropped Memorial Day weekend as the holiday weekend wore on. The answer given by Duke’s George Galleher relates to several weeks of maintenance at the utility’s Bad Creek hydro station. The work required was described as a significant increase pump-back into Lake Jocassee to fill Bad […]

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Scott to speak at church event

U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, will be in Seneca this month for a church event. Scott has been named speaker for a “God and Country” celebration arranged by Seneca Baptist Church, Utica Baptist Church, and the College Street Baptist Church of Walhalla. The event will take place Sunday, June 28 at the Seneca church.

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