Thomas “Tommy” Barker Underwood Sr.

Thomas “Tommy” Barker Underwood Sr., 76, husband of Dale Petty Underwood for 47 years, of 1103 E. Main Street, Walhalla died Tuesday, July 4 at the GHS Cottingham House.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of […]

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Civil lawsuit filed against homicide suspect

A lawsuit has been filed against an Oconee County man accused of killing his wife and then hiding her body.  The lawsuit alleges wrongful death and fraudulent conveyance, among other legal grounds, against Lee Mikael Cawthon and a second man who the plaintiff believes to be Cawthon’s half-brother, Thomas Monroe. The lawsuit names as plaintiff Lutrica Murray, the personal representative […]

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Charges made in old mill fire

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has charged two boys in its investigation of last week’s fire that destroyed the abandoned mill commonly called the Cateechee Mill.  Detectives investigated leads that pointed to two boys who have been charged with intentionally setting the fire.  Investigation determined the fire occurred after paper was lit with a lighter and thrown on the floor.  Ultimately, […]

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Pamela Ruth Tippett

Pamela Ruth Tippett, 62, wife of William “Bill” Morris Tippett, of 111 Solie Way, Pendleton, SC died Saturday at AnMed Health.  A graveside service will be 4 pm Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Park.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the home.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Emotions spill during defendant’s court proceeding

A Seneca judge slapped a contempt of court citation on a family member of the late Ricky Nickles during today’s proceeding for Keena Brown, the man charged with murdering Nickles.  The contempt citation was issued against a man identifed as a brother of Nickles, after Judge Danny Singlton and others in the crowded courtroom saw the man make a threatening […]

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Oconee burglary case expands

  The burglary case against two Oconeeans has expanded.  The Sheriff’s Office announces that Emmanuel Alejandro Hernandez of Dixon Road, Westminster and Amy Nicole Carranza of Davis Mill Road, Seneca were arrested Thursday on charges of 3rd degree burglary and grand larceny at a building on Coneross Creek Road.  A motorcycle, among other items, was taken.  Deputies found the motorcycle […]

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Accident near Seneca

Accident near Seneca An accident that is believed to have involved a motorcycle and as many as two other vehicles around 1 pm left part of Wells Highway blocked near Seneca.  State troopers are reporting injuries at the scene in front of Yogo’s restaurant.

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A winter take all election Tuesday

Eddie Grant and Brad Hobbs have been waiting since May for the evening of July 11.  At 6 o’clock Tuesday evening, incumbent Eddie Grant meets challenger Brad Hobbs for a seat on the board of Pioneer Rural Water District. Grant and Hobbs were nominated to run during a May 11 vote by customers who live in Pioneer District #5. In this […]

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Bond hearing for murder defendant

A bond hearing for murder defendant Keena Jerome Brown is tentatively set this afternoon in front of Seneca Municipal Judge Danny Singleton.  The police announced warrants alleging murder and possession of weapon while in commission of a crime.  The affidavit to the murder warrant alleges Brown, a Clemson resident, shot Ricky Nickles multiple times yesterday “at or near 802 Laing […]

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