Salem man pleads guilty in federal court

A 31-year old Salem man pleaded guility yesterday in federal court at Greenville and, according to U-S Attorney Beth Drake, defendant Justin David Crenshaw now awaits sentencing on charges stemming from his possession and discharge of a firearm last fall at a residence in Oconee County. United States Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McDonald accepted the plea. Crenshaw will be sentenced […]

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Fair-Oak will show off its $8 milliion addition

Oconee’s Fair-Oak Elementary School will show off its major additions and improvements during an open house event next week at the school which sits near the far southern end of the county.  The school is celebrating “Love for Literacy” and invites the public for tours of the building during the day Thursday, February 16 until 5 o’clock.  An $8 million […]

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Confidential settlement in Strum v. GHS et al

According to a court officer, there has been agreement to a confidential settlement of a lawsuit in the case of a dentist against the Oconee hospital and two of its officials.  The lawsuit was filed in 2015 for Dr. Robert Strum against Greenville Hospital System, as successor to Oconee Medical Center; Heather Goss; and Jeanne Ward.  Strum directed the hospital […]

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Legionnaires’ salute to law enforcement

Chief Mark Keel of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division keynoted the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner sponsored last night by Seneca American Legion Post 120.  The legion’s Carlton Patterson credited State Senator Thomas Alexander with making arrangements for Keel to speak to a crowd of 125 people that included several high school law enforcement cadets.  Keel delivered an upbeat […]

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Judge rejects plea after defendant’s admission

Judge Scott Sprouse declared the Oconee General Sessions Court in recess after calling a halt to a proceeding in which a man attempting to plead guilty admitted that he was under the influence of crack cocaine.  The admission by Reginald Bernard Smith came under routine questioning after Smith told Sprouse he wanted to plead guilty to charges of resisting arrest […]

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Liam Hudgins

  Westminster – Liam Malakai Ori Hudgins, infant child of Killian Niles Oliver Hudgins and Brandi Shyanne Webb, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held 5 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Greater Life Worship in Seneca. The family is at their respective homes.  Memorials in his memory may be made […]

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Rev. Garlon Collins

Westminster – Rev. Garlon Eugene Collins, 82, husband of Katharine Blair Collins, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Richard Campbell VA Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 11:30 am, Thursday, February 9, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 am, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial […]

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Judge to decide damages in fatal Oconee wreck

A circuit judge from York and Union counties will decide the damages that a Seneca woman receives to compensate for the loss of her adopted daughter in a double-fatality accident more than four years ago in Oconee County.  Sixteenth Circuit Judge John Hayes was told today the 2012 accident on highway 24 involved a pickup truck driven by Johnny Alvin […]

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Judge: “Can’t leapfrog the process”

A man who was judged not guilty by reason of insanity in an Oconee County homicide case is bidding for release from the custody of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.  Jason Mark Carter appeared today in an Oconee courtroom as his attorney argued that doctors now say his client no longer requires Department of Mental Health treatment.  Carter […]

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