Defense lawyer: “It’s ridiculous”

A circuit judge in Walhalla has ordered the state Attorney’s General Office to be ready by July 1 to try a Seneca man on charges of the sexual exploitation of minors. Suzanne Earle, attorney for Robert Kevin Adams, moved yesterday for a speedy trial for her client who has sat in a jail cell 18 months awaiting trial.  Earle said, […]

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Oconeeans are victims of vehicle break-ins

  Thieves are forcing some Oconeeans to make sure they don’t leave valuables in their parked cars.  Apparently there was a series of vehicle break-ins Monday night on Galleon Court in the Spanish Cove subdivision near West Union and on Remus Drive and the Rock Crusher Road near Walhalla.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating.    

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Attorneys strike fast against Pioneer

Attorneys for three governmental entities in Oconee County have filed papers in the Common Pleas Court seeking judgment and injunctive relief against the Pioneer Rural Water District.  Attorneys for Seneca, Westminster and Oconee County, based on votes taken last week by their elected officials, want the court to make a declaratory judgment “that Pioneer is not entitled to construct and […]

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Trustees approach first budget vote

  In two weeks, Oconee trustees will be asked to cast their first vote on a new budget.  Now, however, school budget writers have figures from one legislative chamber only on which to base their calculations for 2017-18.  Gloria Moore, the district finance officer, gave the trustees projections based on House of Representatives projections.  Moore awaits figures from the Senate, […]

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Duncan: “I offer my deepest condolences”

Congressman Jeff Duncan wants the U-S to help South America’s Colombia recover from mudslides that killed 250 people.  Duncan chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  Duncan:   “I offer my deepest condolences to the Colombian people following the tragic mudslides this weekend in Mocoa. Such devastation is heartbreaking, and the United States shares in the grief felt […]

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A “Y” appeals to the public schools

Oconee school trustees are about to vote to become a “strategic partner” of the effort to build the county’s first YMCA.  Chairman Andy Inabinet last night gave a strong hint that the public schools are about to jump into the water with the “Y”.  Support by the public schools to build a “Y” on the grounds of the Oconee Medical […]

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Charlestonian’s death traced to natural causes

The death last weekend of a Charleston County man has been attributed to natural causes.  Coroner Karl Addis says the autopsy conducted on Seth Swetnam found the 36-year old suffered a heart attack before his body was found on a hiking trail near the Walhalla Fish Hatchery.  Coroner Karl Addis found evidence that Swetnam had completed a solo hike to […]

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Storm report

Red Cross volunteers came to the assistance of a Seneca area family whose home was damaged when storms passed through the area.  Two adults and two children on Lagoon Drive received comfort kits and financial assistance for temporary lodging. By 5:30 p.m. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 383 members without electric service.  They included 17 in Oconee County and 356 […]

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Richard “Ricky” Carl Cox

    Seneca, SC — Richard “Ricky” Carl Cox, 57, husband of Pamela Cox, of 543 Singing Pines Road, Seneca, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

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Terry Whitfield

  Pendleton – Terry Ronald Whitfield, 57, husband of Arlene Black Whitfield, 432 Seawright Drive, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  […]

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