Suspected kidnapping case ends near state line

January 10, 2014

A case of suspected kidnapping and other crime that started at a manufacturing plant near Seneca ended later in the day yesterday at the Georgia-South Carolina line. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced three charges against 58-year old Westminster area resident Douglas Ray Holden. A third-party telephone call alerted the Sheriff’s Office dispatchers to an…

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Fire was arson, Sheriff reports

January 10, 2014

A fire that occurred at a trailer home that had been the scene of a murder-suicide a year ago has been judged a case of arson, and Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office is investigating, though no arrests just yet. The fire occurred near Seneca on the Steve Nix Road. And the woman who…

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Part of highway blocked following accident

January 10, 2014

A blocked section of a West Union roadway has been reopened in the aftermath of an accident this morning that involved a small car and a tractor-trailer truck. The accident occurred on the Old Walhalla Highway at Winston Way and sent one person to the hospital. Rain was intermittent through a period of two and…

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Fraud charges land woman in jail

January 10, 2014

Bank fraud charges have landed a Georgia woman in the Oconee Jail. The Seneca police made a trip to a North Carolina jail to serve warrants charging Lavonia resident Dea Mills Ford with bank fraud and forgery. The warrants were issued by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton upon the police department’s investigation of a woman’s attempt…

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Shooting up the town with BB guns

January 10, 2014

The Seneca police would love to get their hands on some vandals. Someone during the night used BB guns to cause damage on North First Street. By late morning, the police counted one vehicle damaged and at least two store fronts.  

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$900K goal reached and surpassed!

January 10, 2014

For what purpose did Oconeeans dig deep into their pockets and raise $900 thousand in one year’s time? The answer, as supplied this morning at the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, is the purpose of opening the county’s first shelter for the abused. In fact, thanks to a grant, the campaign to allow Safe Harbor of Greenville…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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