Jury rules guilty in case of home violence

An Oconee jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday against a man charged with hitting his wife at her Westminster area home.  Jeffrey Leonard Shelton was found guilty of criminal domestic violence second offense and received the maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.  Shelton did not testify in his defense.  The jury heard Shelton’s estranged wife, […]

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SC 130 late afternoon accidents

A driver who apparently had a medical issue was involved in two accidents late yesterday afternoon on SC 130 in Oconee County.  According to Keowee Fire Department, there were no injuries in the accidents.  One occurred at 130 and Katelynn Lane; the other, near the Oconee Nuclear Plant.  For a time, two-lane 130 was reduced to one lane travel.

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Nancy Louise Addis Acker

Spartanburg, SC— Nancy Louise Addis Acker, 82, of 403 South Oakley Lane, Spartanburg, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at White Oak at North Grove. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00–2:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, […]

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Betty Brockman Watkins

Westminster – Betty Brockman Watkins, 94, wife of the late M.D. “Jack” Watkins, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A graveside service is planned at 11 am, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to […]

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Defense proceeds without defendant’s testimony

Defendant Jeffrey Leonard Shelton exercised his right to not testify in his own defense today in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  He went on trial this morning, charged with criminal domestic violence second offense.  For the prosecution, however, Shelton’s estranged wife, Cher, said her husband struck her on the head.  Mrs. Shelton was cross-examined by defense lawyer David Schumpert, who […]

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Woodrow Freeman

  Westminster – Woodrow Harold Freeman, 75, of 305 Pine Wood Drive, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at his residence.  No formal services will be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Medi Home Hospice, 10239 Clemson Blvd. #150, Seneca, SC 29678. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com

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Probable cause for plane crash is imminent

Indications are the federal agency that investigated the fatal crash of a small plane in Oconee County more than a year and a half ago is about to issue its analysis and probable cause.  The private Piper airplane carried a pilot and three other Notre Dame football fans on their way to a game at Clemson.  The crash occurred October […]

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New arrest made in February gunfire incident

An incident in which shots were fired into a home near Seneca sent the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to an address near the Dr. Mitchell Road east of Seneca. A homeowner on Moores Road reported gunfire, and a deputy sheriff found a bullet hole in the window of the home.  That was in February and was followed by the discovery of […]

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Tree trimming in Clemson

Short traffic delays are possible in Clemson as a tree company undertakes a trimming project.  Duke Energy has contracted with Asplundh to trim trees on the rights-of-way mostly on Issaqueena Trail, Pendleton Road, and Vineyard Road.  The work is scheduled to finish by the end of October.  The city has requested the Issaqueena Trail tree trimming take place first.

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