DNR Urges Caution Due to High Water Levels

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural resources are urging South Carolinians to use extra caution while enjoying the state’s waters. Officials say the increased rain has caused water levels to rise sharply, and the high levels may conceal objects which can create dangerous currents.  They further caution a number of boat landings are flooded and not suitable to […]

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Prayer Service Held for Drowning Victim

A prayer service was held yesterday for the family of the man who drowned in the ChattoogaRiver. The service was held at the Woodall Shoals access point about a mile above the Five Falls Area.  The body of was recovered from the Chattooga Friday morning. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis conducted an autopsy Friday afternoon and through dental records, the […]

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Body Recovered from Chattooga

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 4. The recovery efforts have […]

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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 again today. Meanwhile, crews continute […]

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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, Allen Ray Atkison is accused […]

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Marguerite Knight Arve

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

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 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 2, […]

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Shelby Jean Smith Hawkins

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 receive friends from 1:00 PM […]

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Ruth Price King

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 family will receive friends 2-3 […]

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