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Body Recovered from Chattooga

July 5, 2013

Officials with the recovery efforts on the Chattooga River have recovered the body of a Tampa Florida man who fell from a raft June 19.  The body of Thomas Hill was recovered late this morning.  Crews have been searching the Chattooga River since Thomas Hill was reported missing. Mr Hill was married and father of…

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Chattooga Search On Hold

July 4, 2013
Chattooga Search On Hold

The heavy rains again today have postponed recovery efforts on the Chattooga River.  The river’s flows are above 2 feet and the rain continues to fall.  The Incident Command Team met yesterday morning to re-evaluate the ongoing operations and because of the uncertainty of the river flows and the weather, efforts will be on hold…

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UPDATED-Rain affects some July 4th Celebrations-Salem event moved

July 4, 2013
UPDATED-Rain affects some July 4th Celebrations-Salem event moved

The City of Seneca will begin its July 4th celebration at 4 pm this afternoon.  The City of Seneca celebration will be at GiginilliatPark and will offer bounce houses for the kids, Groove Planet, Jamie Wright Experience, the Tams and a grand fireworks display at 9:15 tonight. The rain has put a damper on a…

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Brothers Arrested in Seneca Drug Bust

June 30, 2013
Brothers Arrested in Seneca Drug Bust

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in the Seneca area on drug related Charges.  According to Spokesman Jimmy Watt of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, 38 year old Allen Ray Atkison of 115 E. Street was arrested and charged with distributing Lortab to an undercover agent of the Sheriff’s office. In addition, according to warrants,…

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Marguerite Knight Arve

May 31, 2013

Marguerite Knight Arve, 95, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Oconee Medical Center in Seneca. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Michael S. Adams, will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Oconee Memorial Park. Visitation will follow at the graveside. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Garvin Wood

May 31, 2013

Garvin Wood, 82, husband of Bobbie J. Wood, of West Union, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2013 from Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment will follow at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to…

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Shelby Jean Smith Hawkins

May 31, 2013

Shelby Jean Smith Hawkins, 71, wife of Leverne Hawkins, of 4079 Keowee School Road, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 from Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will…

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Ruth Price King

May 29, 2013

Westminster – Ruth Price King, 79, widow of the late Joe King, 171 East Spearman Road, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 3 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The…

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Orvin Milford Tysland

May 29, 2013

Westminster, SC – Orvin Milford Tysland, 95, widower of the late Sally MacMurdo Tysland of Valley Springs, California, passed away May 29, 2013, at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 PM Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster. Graveside services will be held at a later…

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Edward S De Iulio

May 29, 2013

Salem – Edward S. De Iulio passed away on May 29, 2013, at the Cottingham Hospice House. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, June 3, 2013, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Seneca with inurnment to follow in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends following the inurnment in…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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