SALEM MAN AND WOMAN CHARGED IN WALMART SHOPLIFTING AND FRAUDULENT RETURN CASE

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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Salem man and woman in relation to a recent shoplifting and a fraudulent return case at the Walmart in Seneca. On Tuesday, deputies booked 44-year-old Jerry Leon Gambrell, Jr. and 25-year-old Jessie Lynn McClellan into the Oconee County Detention Center. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release seeking […]

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Zoria Hoxit

Zoria Durham Hoxit, 74, of Seneca, passed away Sunday, June 19, at the Cottingham Hospice House. Mrs. Hoxit, a native of Oconee County, retired from Kendall and was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Friday, June 24, at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice […]

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Police seek public help in Walmart larceny

June 15th Walmart Larceny Picture One

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for you help regarding a recent Seneca area Walmart larceny case and in identifying a male (pictured left) in relation to that case. Police spoke with an employee of the Sandifer Boulevard store on June 15th in regard to the theft of money. According to the employee, a Hispanic male went to a checkout line with […]

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Search for missing man to continue Sunday

Rescue workers on Saturday suspended their search for a Georgia man who is thought to have fallen into the Cullasaja River near Highlands. The search resumed on Sunday morning. Witnesses reported the men fell into the water along the Dry Falls area near Highlands. Workers found nothing during Saturdays search from Dry Falls to Turtle Pond Road. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Local baseball

In American Legion Junior League Playoffs Tuesday, played at Hall Street Field in Westminster, Seneca defeated Greer Post 110 in extra innings, 7-6, to win both of the two game series. Noah Bedenbaugh wins it with a walk off single in the 9th. Seneca will be back in action Monday, taking on the winner of the Rock-Hill/Williamston series. In American […]

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Edward John Hagen, Jr.

Greenville, SC – Edward John Hagen, Jr., 68, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, June 9, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hagen was a native of Philadelphia, PA. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 13, at Seneca Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seneca Presbyterian Church […]

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Moulder unveils proposed budget

Oconeeans should not see a tax hike and county employees should not see a pay raise for fiscal 2015-16. County Administrator Scott Moulder revealed his proposed budget on Tuesday, with spending of $42.4 million on county operations. The proposal includes nearly $640,00 for new employees, including an in-house attorney with a staff paralegal. The budget does not include raises for […]

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Former Banker To Be Arraigned

A former bank officer at Oconee-based Community First Bank is due in federal court this morning at Anderson for an initial appearance, according to sources in the US District Court. The proceeding for Benjamin Lee Hiott is an arraignment. According to sources with the federal court system, Hiott faces three counts of bank fraud. He is also a co-defendant in […]

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