Oconeean duped by a sweepstakes scammer

A phone caller recently told an Oconee County resident she had won a $1.6 million sweepstakes.  But the caller was a scammer and posed as a representative of the Publishers Clearing House.  All she had to do, the caller said, was follow instructions on how to claim the award.  She was asked to pay taxes on her winnings and then […]

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Felon in possession of firearm

The acting U-S Attorney in South Carolina, Beth Drake, has announced that a Rabun County, Georgia man has been sentenced in federal court at Anderson for felon in possession of a firearm.  Judge Tim Cain ordered Mark Anthony Stone to serve a term of 71 months in prison.  Stone is 32 years old.  According to Drake’s announcement, law enforcement on […]

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Motel parking lots full

Parking lots of Seneca motels appear full this morning, as word spreads that evacuees from the low state and midlands have booked practically all available rooms across the state.  In advance of Hurricane Matthew, Governor Haley yesterday ordered an evacuation of the coastal areas.

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Jacob Hall laid to rest

In a sign of respect, teachers and students at Oconee schools (right) dressed in superhero outfits yesterday—the day of Jacob Hall’s funeral at Townville.  At the service, Batman John Buckland who drove the bat mobile from West Virginia said, “We are not here to mourn.  We are here to celebrate.”  Buckland asked the funeral audience to take hope from what […]

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Hit-run accident at Miracle Circle

The police are classifying a late morning crash at Seneca’s Miracle Circle as a hit-run accident.  The police are looking for a gold, 4-door SUV and its driver who they say sidewiped a Chrysler.  No one was hurt.  Capt. Robert Tribble says it’s believed the SUV headed on 123 in the direction of Westminster.

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Donald Ricken

    Lexington, SC – Donald Peter Ricken, 80, widower of the late Marilyn Ann Intemann Ricken, 115 Fleetwood Drive, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016. A funeral mass will be held 11 am, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Inurnment will follow in the Church Columbarium Gardens. The family is at the home of […]

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James Brock

Seneca – James Melvin Brock, 88, husband of Mignonette Pickens Brock, passed away Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to the service at Oconee Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Matthew thins the field of bicyclists this weekend

Organizers of the return of this weekend’s Road Titans bicycle run competition in Oconee County and other parts of the Upstate are receiving cancellations from some of the entrants because of the advance of Hurricane Matthew.  Sending their regrets are some of the cyclists who were coming from Florida.  Still, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, says there will […]

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