SWAT team pays a visit to Utica trailer park

Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of a 34-year old woman–after a search warrant executed Friday morning at 205 D Street in the B & B Trailer Park.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the charge of distribution of meth against Michelle Elizabeth Thrift resulted from work by an  undercover operative working from the D Street address.

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Alastaire “Smitty” James Smith

— Alastaire “Smitty” James Smith, 75, husband of Helen Jean Brooks Moore, of 309 Cheyenne Drive, Westminster, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials to be made to the Oconee […]

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Douglas Eugene “Gene” Burnside Sr.

Seneca, SC — Douglas Eugene “Gene” Burnside, Sr., 73, husband of Patricia Burnside, of 150 Brookhaven Circle, Seneca, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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William Wade Turner

  Westminster- William Wade Turner, 72, husband of Ann Bates Turner, of 206 Antler Dr. died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in his memory may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, ATTN: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Dr., Seneca SC, 29672. A message of condolence […]

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Solar panels stolen at the Oconee-Pickens line

Thieves took the solar panels that lit the entrance sign to Oconee County on SC 11 at the bridge over Lake Keowee to Pickens County.  The battery box was left damaged.  The crime was discovered at 5:45 last evening, and the Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that can help arrest those responsible.  The price to replace the […]

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Horse illness in Dillon County

State veterinary officials urge South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals.  A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis was discovered Friday in Dillon County.  It’s a serious mosquito-borne illness than can also affect humans.  In un-vaccinated horses, EEE is almost always fatal.  Symptoms include stumbling, circling, head-pressing, depression or apprehension, weakness of legs, partial paralysis, inability to stand, muscle twitching […]

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Buttressing power pole from potential collapse

An infrastructure challenge near Seneca…A large utility truck is buttressing a pole and lines to guard against their potential collapse into excavated ground next to Fatz restaurant.  Bob Faires, utilities director, calls it a precautionary move and says DOT is at work on a storm drain. According to Jamie Gambrell, DOT resident maintenance engineer, a sinkhole developed on private property there […]

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Rotarians to hear about Leadership Camp

The goal of this summer’s Leadership Camp in Oconee County was to instill in young men some of the skills they can use to change bad habits and plot a better future.  Today Walhalla Rotarians learn about Leadership Camp from Lt. Mark Lyles of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Evie Hughes, Director of Student Services for the Oconee School District.  […]

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O’Neal Capps

Walhalla- Wesley O’Neal Capps, 51, of 922 West Bear Swamp Rd died Friday, July 21, 2017 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be 4 pm Monday, July 24, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with visitation to follow. The family will be at the home of sister, Linda Baldwin, 154 Addis Drive West Union, SC. Flowers are accepted or […]

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George R. Stancil Jr.

Walhalla, SC— George R. Stancil, Jr., 83, husband of Eloise Byrd Stancil, of 721 Tyre B Mauldin St., Walhalla, SC, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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