Qualifying activity in two municipalities

The office of Oconee Elections reports some qualifying activity for this year’s municipal elections in Walhalla and Westminster.  Incumbents Yousef Mefleh and Bill Brockington have joined challenger Eddie Turner in running for three, four-year city council terms in Westminster.  So far, there are no takers for a fourth seat that comes with two years remaining.  In Walhalla, the candidate field for […]

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Pickens deputy sheriff sued over Walhalla car accident

A car accident a year ago in Walhalla is the subject of a lawsuit in the Oconee Common Pleas County.  The complaint, filed for Oconee resident Mahlon Young Meredith, seeks damages against Pickens County and deputy sheriff Charlotte Tant Suddeth.  It alleges that Suddeth was driving a 2001 Ford belonging to Pickens County that “failed to stop and/or yield tight-of-way” […]

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James Austin White

West Union, SC — James Austin White, 58, of 247 Boyd Moss Road, West Union, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted. The family is at their respective homes

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Car driver charged in Seneca multi-vehicle accident

The driver of a Toyota 4 Runner was charged by the Seneca police in yesterday morning’s accident involving three vehicles on Wells Highway–a busy time when traffic was headed to work and school.  According to the police and fire departments, the accident occurred nearly in the Wells Highway intersection with S. 4th Street.  Besides the Toyota 4 Runner, the other […]

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Poultry came to terms with the total solar eclipse

A Leghorn rooster is not easily humbled.  But when a total solar eclipse turns his outdoor pen to darkness, a rooster may take a pause.  At Clemson’s Morgan Poultry Center Monday, a young rooster whiled away the morning in typical crowing banter with his counterparts.  The Leghorn took little notice of the dimming light as the eclipse started.  But then […]

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James William Moore

Westminster, SC — James William Moore, 71, husband of Mildred Moore, of 208 Shannon Forest Drive, Westminster, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Pruitt Health. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Friday, August 25, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM, Friday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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Sharon Rexford

Sharon Rexford of Chickasaw Point, Westminster, SC, aged 71, passed away on August 21, 2017.  A celebration of life will be held at South Union Baptist Church on September 16 at 11 AM.  As All Saints Episcopal Church and Clinton, SC were such a significant part of her life, a reception will be held in All Saints Parish Hall at […]

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Plea resolves two-year old Seneca burglary

Two years ago a man walked into a Seneca home and claimed he thought he was walking into the home of his aunt.  It was someone else’s home.  Damien Terrell Skelton was arrested and charged with petty larceny and burglary third degree.  Yesterday Skelton, accompanied by attorney, entered an Alford plea in the General Sessions Court.  It’s the kind of […]

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Jones elevated in Westminster

Rory Jones has been promoted to Chief of Police in Westminster.  The assistant chief was named this afternoon by City Administrator Chris Carter to replace the retired Dean Awalt.  Jones’s appointment is effective right away.  Carter said, “We were fortunate to have had qualified applicants to choose from for staffing this important position.  Assistant Chief Jones had the qualifications and […]

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