County joins in on the cities’ challenge

In language practically identical to what was heard yesterday in Seneca, Oconee County decided today to mount a legal challenge against the project to build the Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant.  That means the county and the cities of Seneca and Westminster are headed toward a position of legal adversary to Pioneer’s decision that the financial health of the […]

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John “Doug” Douglas Talley

Salem, SC — John “Doug” Douglas Talley, 66, husband of Elizabeth “Libby” Wright Talley, of 251 Crestwood Drive, Salem, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Salem United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from […]

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Charles Edwin Parker

Seneca, SC — Charles Edwin Parker, 81, husband of Carolyn Morgan Parker, went to his heavenly home on Friday, March 31, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 3, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park. The family […]

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Utica man charged with Seneca arson and other crimes

The police in Seneca have arrested and charged a Utica man with arson second degree in yesterday’s house fire at 714 Sherard Street.  According to Chief John Covington, Barry Steven Garrett Jr. of Hope Avenue is also charged with a crime spree that included theft, breaking into motor vehicles, and burglary.  Covington says his department’s investigation started with a burglary […]

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Sheriff’s Office releases details of arrest at school

  A resident of the Earles Grove Road has been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as the woman arrested after Orchard Park Elementary School was placed on a lockdown.  The Sheriff’s Office says a charge of trespassing after warning was placed yesterday against Katie Beth Patterson (right) after a school officer had told her to leave school property.  According to […]

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Teaching trip for Oconeeans in Romania

The literacy coach at Westminster Elementary School, Jeni Clay, will spend her week of spring break helping to teach counterparts in Romania in southeast Europe.  Clay and five other educators, including two retired Oconee School District employees, will work with teaching staffs at Romania’s Ruth School, as well as with other schools in two nearby villages.  Clay decided to involve […]

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Fatal bicycle and van collision

Authorities say a 58-year old man riding a bicycle died in an accident early yesterday afternoon on SC 183/the Pickens Highway.  Coroner Karl Addis said David Lynn Wilson of the Fairview Cove Road, Seneca died at the scene shortly before 1:30 not far from the High Falls Express convenience store.  State trooper Joe Hovis said the bicycle and a van […]

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Helen Bertha Crane Edney

West Union, SC— Helen Bertha Crane Edney, 75, wife of the late Marice Bruce Edney, of 117 Edney Drive, West Union, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Coneross Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will […]

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Sidney Duane Stone

  Salem, SC — Sidney Duane Stone, 77, husband of the late Nettie Louise Moss Stone, of 489 Crestwood Drive, Salem, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Seneca moves to stop Pioneer plant

After a 30-minute private meeting, Seneca’s elected leaders agreed to take legal actiion to try to stop the consruction of the Pioneer Rural Water plant.  There are financial considerations for the city, as Pioneer now buys 60% of its water from Seneca.  The council approved a motion to seek a declaratory judgment and injunction to stop the project, for which Pioneer has […]

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