Ricky Thomas

Charles Ricky Thomas, 57, of 204 Woodland Way, Liberty died Thursday at his home.  He was the husband of Shannon Harper Thomas.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Donn Joseph Niedzwiedz

Donn Joseph Niedzwiedz, 54, of 710 Poplar Springs Road, Westminster died Thursday at his home.  A memorial service will be held later.  Condolences may be expressed on line by visting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Early social returns

  An early look at social media does not support the conclusion of the solicitor that no state charges are warranted against Seneca policeman Mark Tiller.  And those who’ve taken to Twitter and Facebook to comment on today’s decision by Solicitor Adams indicate they have watched the video and listened to the audio recording from the dash cam of Tiller’s […]

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Burglars strike Tamassee-Salem High

Tamassee-Salem High, the school that the county trustees voted last week to close next year, has been hit by burglars.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, investigators remained at the school in Salem as late as 10:30 this morning collecting evidence.  The burglary was reported just before 6:30 this morning.  Some building and bus windows were broken, and there’s word of […]

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Hammond lawyer speaks for family

An attorney for the Zachary Hammond family is reacting today to the Solicitor’s announcement.  Eric Bland says the family is disappointed and will now rely on its civil case in an attempt to prove that Seneca officer Tiller reacted with “excessive and deradly force was used for a traffic stop.”  The long-awaited release of the dash cam came today, also, […]

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Dietterick issues statement

Shortly after the Solicitor’s announcement, the following statement was released by Greg Dietterick, Seneca city administrator:  “The past three months have been extremely difficult for the residents of Seneca, its city employees and the 45 members of its police force. While the effects of outside agitators to tear apart our community lingers, we are thankful the investigation has come to […]

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No state charges against Tiller

Chrissy Adams, 10th Circuit Solicitor, made this announcement this morning in the Hammond case:  “I have completed my review of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) investigation into the shooting death of Zachary Hammond on July 26, 2015 in Seneca, South Carolina. After careful consideration of the facts of the case, a thorough review of the State investigation, and an […]

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130 bike riders here this weekend

Once again, Seneca and Oconee play host to a Road Titans 300 bicycle ride.  Ken Sloan, director of the Mountain Lakes CVB, estimates 130 riders will set out on adventure Friday, Saturday and Sunday over some of the hilliest roads in Oconee, Pickens and Greenville counties.  These are not your leisurely-paced bike riders.  Sloan says those who signed up for […]

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Tomorrow key day for new jail

Tomorrow could be pivotal in when Oconee’s new jail will finally open its doors.  There’s now a sign on the new building and Sheriff Crenshaw possesses the keys, but until he gets a final sign-off from state inspectors he won’t be able to transfer the inmates from the old jail to the new one by mid next month, which is […]

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