Betty Highsmith

Seneca – Betty Jean O’Dell Highsmith, 79, widow of the late W.V. Highsmith, of 126 Elbert Adams Road, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service.    The family is at the residence.  In […]

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Around 900 graduate today at Clemson University

More than 900 graduates received their degrees today at Clemson University’s summer graduation ceremony.  “This is a day when we celebrate your hard work and your achievements and imagine call of the possibilities that lie ahead for you, President James Clements told the graduates.  Four-hundred graduates received bachelor’s degrees and 529 received master’s degrees.  The university’s 79 Ph.D. recipients were […]

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Homicide UPDATE

Blood was found at both the home and on the road when the Seneca police arrived late last night to a report of a stabbing.  And they also found several people on S. Oak Street.  The incident escalated into a homicide with the death during surgery this morning of a 53-year old man.  Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, Thomas […]

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Seneca homicide

One man is dead after a stabbing last night in Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis says Thomas “Tony” Mark died at 5:41 this morning in surgery at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Addis says the stab wound was in the abdomen.  The incident occurred in the 400 block of S. Oak Street. The coroner calls the death a homicide which is under […]

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Chamber announces four ambassadors

Oconee Chamber of Commerce recently announced four ambassadors for the year 2017-18.  Erica Wearing of Seneca High School, Hannah Hunter of West-Oak High School, and Blakeley Addis and McCullough Tarner of Walhalla High School completed a Junior Leadership Oconee Class, a program supported by the chamber.  The scholarship-driven program introduces participants to the work of the chamber and how it […]

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Defendants file counterclaims against Stokes

The squabble over whether Oconee’s top building official should have been fired has been joined in the Common Pleas Court.  Responses and counterclaims were filed this week for defendants Oconee County, Wayne McCall, and Edda Cammick.  Plaintiff David Stokes alleges slander and wrongful termination.  But the court filings for the defendants claim Stokes is pursuing a frivolous lawsuit and is […]

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Reed Gilliam

Seneca – Reed Gilliam, 72, husband of Laura Lee Gilliam, 440 Warren Pitts Drive, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 surrounded by family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held 4 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel.The family is at the home, […]

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Mary Ellen McCall

Westminster – Mary Ellen Black McCall, 86, formerly of Cobb Bridge Road and wife of late Raymond Lonzo McCall passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017  Funeral Service will be 2 pm Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at […]

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