Ervin Lee Johnson

Ervin Lee Johnson, 80, of 282 Alexander Road, Salem died Saturday at the GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Louise Reid Johnson.  For many years Mr. Johnson, a retired Clemson University employee, drove a shuttle bus at the hospital.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The burial follows in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. […]

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Saturday morning burglary in Seneca

The police in Seneca report a confrontation took place inside a burglarized home. The confrontation between the son of the homeowner and the two burglars apparently was enough to cause the intruders to flee. Capt. Robert Tribble said Saturday morning’s crime occurred on Laurel Grove Court near the Perkins Creek Road when two men found a key to the home […]

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Keowee Fire Department marks its 20th year

A breakfast, a cake, and a dinner helped mark the 20th year of the Keowee Fire Department’s service to Keowee Key and other lake communities. The department, which relies on a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters, was the first in Oconee County to benefit from a tax district and remains the only one of its type today. Richie […]

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Planning commissioners to consider rezoning

At issue during a public hearing Monday night in Seneca will be a rezoning request that, if granted, would allow for five new homes on Northampton Road property. The land-holding company Crescent Communities has applied to change vacant property near the water tower from planning development zoning to R-20. Phil Lane, president of the Normandy Shores Property Owners Association, says […]

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Charges from incidents at home and at hospital

Criminal charges have been placed against a 59-year old man as the result of what Oconee sheriff’s officers say were crimes that occurred Tuesday night at a Fair Play home and later that night at the hospital. Law enforcement reports show the arrest of Stephen James Lill on charges of burglary first degree, assault and battery third degree, malicious injury […]

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Smoke scare in Walhalla

Things got hot and smoky late last night inside a Walhalla apartment unit. City fire fighters rolled to a report of smoke inside a unit at Highland Glen Apartments on E. Main Street. The occupant there put an end to the emergency in the kitchen by throwing a smoky pan into the sink.

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J-Peter’s run ends in Seneca

The closing this week of a restaurant in the heart of Seneca’s Ramcat Alley ended a five-year relationship between the business, the building owner, and the dining public. Building owner Jack Shadwick, after a meeting yesterday with J-Peter’s representatives, spoke wistfully of what happened. Shadwick quoted J-Peter’s chief financial officer as saying that, considering the cost of food these days, […]

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Have you seen two stolen Seadoos?

Two Seadoos, along with an aluminum trailer, were stolen last weekend at a Lake Hartwell address near Seneca. The crime occurred on Martin Creek Road. The Seadoos had a purple covering. They are 2001 models with a yellow top and black bottom. If you have information that can solve this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 638-STOP. Your tip could lead […]

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Bonnie Sue Davis Thrasher

Bonnie Sue Davis Thrasher, 81, of 185 Thrasher Lane, Seneca died Thursday at her home.  She was the wife of Roy Hayne Thrasher.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be […]

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