Guilty verdict in a Pickens County traffic death case

January 31, 2014

A jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday in a Pickens County case of a hit-run accident in which a 24-year old man lost his life. Judge Eddie Welmaker followed the verdict by handing out a 20-year sentence to Rufus Raiden III. Raiden is 41 years old. The case involved a two-vehicle accident in 2011 on…

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West Union election might be unncessary

January 31, 2014

West Union has one ballot candidate for mayor and four ballot candidates for the four-seat town council. And because there’s no contest in either category, election officials are likely to cancel the April 1 town election altogether—unless a write-in candidate emerges in the next two weeks. The ballot was set today with Linda Oliver unopposed…

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Paul Cain stakes a (political) claim

January 31, 2014

A young attorney staked his claim today to a spot on this year’s political landscape, declaring he will run for the vacant seat on Oconee County Council. Not only will Paul Cain run in the special April 1 election, he’s going to file as a 2014 primary candidate in hopes of winning a full, 4-year…

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Seneca PD breaks open major fraud case

January 31, 2014

A former worker at a Seneca lending office has been implicated in a case of fraud in which, the police say, members of the public were told to pay up on loans forged in their names. The police have announced 149 charges against Angela Denise Simpson. The Webb Heights Circle resident faces 74 counts of…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Furman to face Gamecocks in 2014

January 31, 2014

A clash against South Carolina highlights defending So-Con champion Furman’s 12-game 2014 football schedule, which was released Thursday by director of athletics Gary Clark. Furman will play South Carolina on Oct. 18 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in the 49th meeting in a series that dates from 1892.The full 2014 Paladin schedule can be viewed online…

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Fishermen’s delight: Lake Keowee in winter

January 31, 2014

An FLW bass tourney tomorrow on Lake Keowee. And Phil Shirley says this tourney kicking off a regional series of tournament will unfold early tomorrow morning out of Oconee’s South Cove Park near Seneca. Last year the same tourney attracted 175 anglers and their boats. Which translates, says the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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