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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Second high school football player succumbs to wreck injuries

A second high school football player in Stephens County, Georgia died this morning of fatal injuries that he and three companions sustained in a Jeep accident last week on Brookhaven Circle near Toccoa.  According to WNEG, the school Instagram and Facebook pages reported the death this morning of Kainan Green.  He was 17.  Three others, including one of Green’s teammates in that Jeep, died the night of the accident.  Green […]

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Woodchuck potentially exposed one person to rabies

One person has been referred to his healthcare provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by an OconeeCounty woodchuck, also known as a groundhog or whistle pig. That woodchuck tested positive for the disease. According to DHEC, two woodchucks were observed fighting with one another before one turned on the victim, who was subsequently bitten and scratched. This exposure occurred near the intersection […]

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Janice Davis

Greenville – Janice Carroll Davis, 72, of 660 Halton Road, Apt 15B, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  She will be laid to rest privately by family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a hospice or charity of […]

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Old Cateechee Mill catches fire

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office assisted fire departments that responded to a structure fire at the old Cateechee Mill on Cateechee Trail not far from the Town of Norris. A resident called at approximately 1:30pm yesterday afternoon and stated that the building was on fire. Resources from the following departments were on scene attempting to contain and beat down the fire: Norris Fire […]

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Personal dispute leads to fatal shooting in Seneca

The Seneca police have named a 31-year old Clemson man their suspect in yesterday’s fatal shooting at an apartment complex.  Announcement by Chief John Covington states that Keena Jerome Brown of Spencer Street , Clemson has been arrested and jailed on a temporary custody order for the charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.   An apparent personal […]

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Dismantled Clemson sign to be kept for safekeeping

For now, the dismantled orange sign that stood high up on the historic Clemson House will be kept for safekeeping.  This fall, however, the old building is to be imploded to clear the way for the construction nearby of the university’s new College of Business. Good or bad, many people who’ve been to Clemson over the last 50-plus years have reason to remember the Clemson […]

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Diplomat Tim Hall home for the holiday week

The Oconeean who has enjoyed a long career as a diplomat with the U-S Foreign Service has returned with his family for a July 4 week vacation.  Tim Hall III is catching up on a lot of Oconee County news that he missed while on assignments across the globe.  But he’s also spreading news about the work of the Foreign Service and the goodwill that […]

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Hospital governance opponent to be heard in court

The move by the legal opponents of the Greenville Health System’s governance change will ask a judge for a permanent injunction in hearings August 1 in the Greenville County Common Pleas Court.  GHS is the parent company of Oconee MemorialHospital, but the hospital system recently announced a partnership with Palmetto Health of the Midlands.  GHS challenger the South Carolina Public Interest Foundation will ask Judge Letitia […]

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