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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Mike Roach

Westminster – Michael “Mike” Eugene” Roach, 62, husband of Donna Jean Floyd Roach, 351 Tabor Road, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.   A graveside service will be held 4 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, prior to the service at Heritage Memorial Gardens.    The family is at […]

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Agricultural officials have encouraging news

Agricultural officials brought encouraging news last week to the South Carolina Drought Response Committee.  There’s the potential for several crops to produce the highest yields in several years.  The committee on Friday removed the drought declaration for Aiken, Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and York counties.  Spotty rainfall, however, has not been enough to eliminate the drought statewide.  The following counties in […]

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Single stab wound proved fatal

One stab wound proved fatal to the victim of an incident late Thursday night in Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis has announced the Thomas “Tony” Mark autopsy confirmed the 53-year old man died of complications from a single stab wound to the abdomen.  Addis says the manner of death was homicide.  However, the Seneca police announced Friday that, for now, no […]

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Fatal stabbing believed case of “self defense”

John Covington, Seneca Police Chief, announced this afternoon that a preliminary review by the Solicitor’s Office has produced the opinion that no charges should be filed against a man considered a suspect in last night’s incident that led to the death of a second man.  Covington said, “At this point in the investigation, the solicitor has opined that no charges […]

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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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