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Murder Victim was Beaten

January 20, 2014
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The autopsy on a Westminster man missing since December reveals he died of blunt force trauma. That’s according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. The body of 61 year old Richard Alan Marszalek was found Friday in the rubble of a burned mobile home. He was reported missing by his niece a week earlier. Coroner…

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Long Creek Woman Facing Drug Charges

December 20, 2013
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A Long Creek woman faces drug charges following an early Thursday morning arrest. Sheriff’s department spokesman Jimmy Watt says deputies responded to a call late Wednesday to reports of suspicious vehicle in the are of Damascus Church Road in Long Creek. Watt says deputies found a subject outside of the vehicle and two people in…

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Operation Smurf Nabs 3 more; seeking others

November 29, 2013
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Arrests continue in what the Oconee County Sheriff’s office calls “Operation Smurf.” The operation, which began Monday, has resulted in the arrests of 29 people as of Wednesday afternoon. Two people were arrested Tuesday: 31 year old Jennifer Beth Hippensteal and 35 year old Ernest Wayne Hippenstal, both of 112 Triangle Drive, Seneca were both…

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Early Friday Accident Claims Teenager

November 29, 2013
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A Seneca teenager is dead after a single vehicle collision which occurred at approximately 3:30 am on Friday morning, November 29, 2013. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the collision which occurred on SC Highway 24 (West Oak Highway) in the Oakway Community near Westminster. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says Jesse Logan Hannah, 14,…

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Information Sought in Brutal Beating Death

November 11, 2013
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Oconee County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of what has been called one of the most brutal murder cases in the county.  Sometime between May 11 and May 13 of 2010, 82 year old James “Bunk” Carver was beaten to death inside his home at 755 James Carver Road…

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Mental Illness Training Program for Deputies

November 11, 2013
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Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies, as part of ongoing training, recently completed training on dealing with mental illness.  The “Crisis Intervention Training” program was taught by Fred Riddle, a former law enforcement officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s office. Riddle is a veteran of the Vietnam War. The program, which is required for all certified officers,…

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Two Arrested, One Being Sought

November 1, 2013
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Two men have been arrested and authorities are searching for a woman, in connection with a search warrant executed Wednesday.  Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 39 year old Tony Keith Benson of 812 Shiloh Road in Seneca was arrested and charged with distribution of ice from a drug sale back on September 17th and for…

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Boo On Main Winners

November 1, 2013
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The Winners of Westminster’s “Boo On Main” have been announced. The event was sponsored by Community First Bank.  The first place winner was Kylie Perkins. In second place was Hunter Henderson, and the third place winner was J.T. Bartlett.

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Mountain Lakes Access Health Gets Grant

November 1, 2013
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Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center will be the location for a special event hosted by The Blue-Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation to honor and present a Grant to Mountain Lakes Access Health. During the 11:45 event this morning, Mountain Lakes Access Health will be presented with a $158,000 grant. The presentation will include remarks…

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New Clemson Facility to Advance Nanotechnology

November 1, 2013
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Clemson University has completed the construction of a new world-class nanomaterials facility, which will support research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Department of Energy. The Clemson Nanomaterials Center or CNC, will allow scientists and engineers to conduct research in the development of technologies such as…

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