Sex exploitation of minor brings prison term

Anderson County resident Kenny A. Swaney was sent to prison today for four years for sexual exploitation of a minor second degree.  Thirty-six year old Swaney previously pleaded guilty after a grand jury returned five indictments.  Today, in the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla, was sentencing day.  Defense attorney Bruce Byrholdt pleaded for a home incarceration sentence, saying his […]

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Robert Norris

Robert Barry Norris, 52, of 1219 West-Oak Hw., Westminster died Friday at his home.  The funeral will be 5 pm Thursday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 405 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Wolfstake Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorials in his memory made be made C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, POB […]

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Rotarians keep lake mishap couple in their prayers

The search continues for an Anderson man unaccounted for at Lake Hartwell after a boat mishap that occurred yesterday when a storm hit the lake.  Rescuers are looking for Kip Burrell.  His wife, Stacy, was rescued.  Stacy Burrell is a new member of the Seneca Rotary Club.  Her fellow Rotarians today were asked to keep the family in their thoughts […]

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Clemson offering ‘tailgazing’ spaces

Clemson University is offering an expansive view for the total solar eclipse, but it comes at a cost.  Between 10 am and 6 pm Monday, August 21 there will be about 900 spaces large enough for tailgating available at $50 each.  The viewing location at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center offers Lake Hartwell as a backdrop for the […]

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Storm takes down tree in Utica neighborhood

The severity of the storm that hit at 9 o’clock last night likely depends on where you were.  The south side of Walhalla and parts near Seneca got a drenching; other areas, not so much.  Friday night the area was treated to a lightning storm.  In the Utica Community near Seneca, part of a large tree fell onto a fence […]

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Challenger contrasts her contributions with those of opponent

Democrat Mary Geren says, during the latest Federal Election Commission fundraising period, her campaign for 3rd District Congress raised almost $18 thousand dollars.  Geren says her contributions came from one county political party and more than 240 individuals. According to the Geren campaign, for the same period, 3rd District Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan raised $13 thousand.  Geren claims Duncan’s contributions […]

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Attempted murder charge filed in Westminster

Law enforcement authorities have identified a Prichard Street resident as the woman who allegedly cut a man with a kitchen knife in a Friday incident of domestic violence.  A warrant issued by Magistrate Will Derrick charges Sheena Star Rogers of 117 Prichard Street with attempted murder.  The affidavit, signed by officer Matthew Patterson, accuses Rogers  of “knowingly and willfully attempt […]

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Louise Lewis

Louise Butts Lewis, 84, widow of Roger Dale Lewis, 1 James Street, Seneca died Friday at her home.  The funeral will be 1 pm Monday at the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family is at the home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC  […]

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Audit change

At their meeting tonight, Oconee school trustees will consider a change in the frequency of audits covering individual schools across the county.  As explained by Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, the district will continue to have its financial records examined once a year by a certified public accountant, but the funds of individual schools will be examined on the basis […]

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Greenville-Pickens homicides

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has continued to investigate the tragic deaths of three people found inside a black colored Jeep SUV that was parked at the Greenville Pickens Speedway near Hwy 124 and Calhoun Memorial Hwy. Pickens Coroner Kelley says the deceased are Jessica Edens, 36; five-year old Harper Edens, and nine-year old Hayden King, all of Creekside Way, Easley. […]

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