Cash Johnson

West Union, SC— Cash Johnson, 7, of 114 Crystal Falls Rd, West Union, SC, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Monday, August 1, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, […]

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday

The nationwide recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday, and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids Upstate are partnering to remind everyone about hot vehicles and the dangers of children being trapped inside. So far as of today, there have been 23 reported deaths in the United States of children who have died in hot vehicles,” according […]

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Addressing Oconee’s sub-standard bridges

A state lawmaker makes a prediction as to when all of Oconee’s sub-standard, load-restricted bridges will be repaired.  As soon as 10 years, Senator Thomas Alexander predicted during a speaking appearance this week in Westminster.  Alexander says he bases his prediction on the bond money that the state is turning to for work on the state’s roads and bridges.  Meantime, […]

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New legal team for ex-Clemson University officer

Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter, the Columbia lawyers who represented the estate of Zachary Hammond of Seneca, are now co-counsel for a former Clemson University employee. In a civil court filing Eugene Troutman, former executive secretary for the board of trustees, alleges malicious prosecution by James Barker, while Clemson president, and others for allegedly causing Troutman to be criminally charged […]

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Four in the fray

  Latest report shows four Oconeeans are entered in the November election for county school board of trustees.  They are District Two candidates Joe Rukat and Steven Moore, District Four candidate Denise McCormick, and District Five candidate Buddy Herring.  Qualifying for the three seats remains open until August 11.

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County leaders at statewide meeting

Members of the county councils in both Oconee and Pickens are away this week, attending a statewide meeting on Hilton Head Island.  The South Carolina Association of Counties is holding its annual conference and continuing education sessions.  Four Pickens County Council members are attending and it’s believed a similar number are attending from Oconee.  The office of the clerk to […]

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Armed robbery alleged at home near Seneca

Two men sat down to watch a movie near Seneca.  Their recreation turned into an alleged case of robbery.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced a 19-year old Seneca man, Jalen Malia Hughes, has been arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime at a home on S. King Street.  A […]

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“Case ripe for resolution”

Attorneys for Fred Shepherd, the former Community First Bank President, say Shepherd’s legal claim to require the bank to re-start his retirement benefit plan is “ripe for resolution.”  The attorneys made the declaration in a filing with the U-S District Court.  The quest by Shepherd is part of a complex set of litigation that pits Shepherd against his former employer and […]

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Teenager’s eyes set on law enforcement career

A 15-year old boy at Walhalla High is showing his support for law enforcement officers by making paracord bracelets that his grandmother showed him how to make.  Tyler Orr, a rising junior, wants to be a law enforcement officer.  His passion for the field led him to classes in the criminal justice program at the Hamilton Career Center and plans […]

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State Grand Jury indictments

Three former state DOT employees have been indicted in Columbia, and the Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has issued a short statement acknowledging the State Grand Jury indictments. Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said, “SCDOT has zero tolerance for wrongdoing of any kind and wishes to express its appreciation for the hard work of both the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and […]

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