Lottery tickets stolen, arrest made

Lottery tickets were stolen from one convenience store and cashed at a second store in Oconee County.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports an arrest has been made.  Law enforcement records show Antonio Bernard Holden of Seneca charged with intent to defraud the South Carolina Lottery.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, security footage showed a man step behind the counter […]

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Man arrested on multiple charges

A 45-year old Greer man faces four charges in Seneca after a policeman said he saw the man crouched behind a drug store and then run across the highway into the woods.  The arrest of Paul Scott Kelley Saturday occurred in a wooded area near the Bi-Lo Plaza on the Rochester Highway.  Law enforcement reports list the following charges against […]

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Public safety responders on the go!

A large camper fire was reported within the hour near Salem on the Shallowford Road.  Oconee County public safety responders are also dealing with the sound of alarms at Walhalla Elementary School and several trees down in the Cleveland Community near Westminster.  Additional rain fell last night.

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School year opens Thursday

The public school year commences in Oconee County on Thursday morning, and district administration pronounces the schools ready for a new year of education.  At last night’s meeting of the county trustees, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland said the teachers appear enthusiastic about welcoming back the students.  District wide enrollment is anticipated to approximate 10,500.  A couple of schools have been […]

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Fred Neal

Westminster – Fred Thomas Neal, 80, husband of Janice Emily Ramey Neal, 110 Ora Road, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, […]

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Silas Butts’ school finds new home at state museum

The small Brasstown community school that Oconee farmer Silas Butts ran in the early 20th century has found a new home at a place which is committed to preserving South Carolina Agricultural heritage.  The school house has been moved and re-built on the grounds of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, according to a descendant and authority on Silas […]

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Charles Leonard McChesney

Walhalla, SC — Charles Leonard McChesney, 73, husband of Hannelore McChesney, of 309 Marshall Kelley Drive, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service […]

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Charlie Holbrooks

Westminster – Charlie Clemson Holbrooks, 59, husband of the late Karine Adams Holbrooks, 595 N Horseshoe Bridge Road, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 at […]

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Rennie Crocker

Walhalla – Rennie Cordia Cobb Hands Crocker, 82, twice married and widow of the late Horace Rupple Hands and Ira Crocker, 105 Ledbetter Lane, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from […]

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