Two-week trial to stretch to three

Oconee Common Pleas Judge Cordell Maddox complained yesterday that a medical malpractice trial, now in its second week, is moving at “a snail’s pace” and he told the jury the trial won’t finish this week. Maddox announced that the South Carolina Court Administration has approved a third week to begin Monday, September 29th. Which means that once tomorrow’s session ends […]

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Pedestrian death in Seneca

A 52-year old Seneca man died early this morning from apparent trauma after being hit by a pickup truck near a residential intersection. Coroner Karl Addis says he will release the name of the victim later today. 9-1-1 communications received a call shortly after 3 o’clock this morning of an incident on Seneca’s South Poplar Street near Scotland Drive and […]

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Greenville Man Honored Heroic Deed

A Greenville man is being recognized for his efforts to help a burn victim. Charles Garretson has been awarded the Greenville City Fire Department’s Exceptional Citizen Service Award. Fire Chief Steve Kovalcik says Garretson was recognized for his actions on May 7 following a gas tank explosion at The Vinings at Laurel Creek Apartment complex. During the incident, a resident […]

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Billy Joe Burt

Billy Joe Burt, 73 221 Foot ST Central ,SC Died Sunday (January 19 2014) Funeral service will be held Saturday (January 25,2014) 3PM at the New Olive Grove Baptist Church . Burial will be in the New Poplar Springs cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2PM Saturday. The family will receive friends from 7PM until 8PM […]

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Bartee bound for courthouse

At 9:30 this morning, James Bartee was approaching the Oconee Courthouse and what’s scheduled to be the start of his trial. The former Sheriff’s candidate is charged with solicitation to commit a felony. Parking spaces are at a premium as they are being taken by this week’s 250-member jury pool. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Lillian Hood Garrison

Lillian Hood Garrison, 66, wife of Ralph Garrison, of 599 John Fox Drive, Walhalla died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at St. Frances Hospital in Greenville, SC. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church in Walhalla. The family will be at their respective homes. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Glenn Thomas “Papa” Quarles

Glenn Thomas “Papa” Quarles, 75, husband of Bernice Pearson Quarles, of West Union, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from, 2:30-4:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 […]

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Contents of package under investigation

A package that Georgia’s bomb unit took apart late last week near Tiger, Georgia remains under investigation. Rabun sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon brought a K-9 to highway 441 south near the Tiger city limits and found a homemade device. Sky 104 Radio at Clayton reports the K-9 gave a positive alert for explosives inside the package. They used a water […]

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