Investigator to take to the stand

Deputy Solicitor Alderman says David McMahan, who was an investigator for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, will be called to testify during day two of SC. v. Mack Gaines.  A Seneca resident, Gaines is charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death — vulnerable adult.  He’s the son of the victim, Alma Louise Gaines, who died in early 2018.  Yesterday the […]

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Unanswered legal question clouds end of criminal proceeding

The manslaughter case against Hunter Lee Hunnicutt was concluded in the Oconee courtroom yesterday, but there’s one unresolved companion case remaining.  And it was a head scratcher for the presiding jurist.  The defense yesterday submitted itself to the judge’s sentence for voluntary manslaughter, but motioned to allow Hunnicutt to withdraw his 2019 plea to burglary first degree.  Judge Lawton McIntosh […]

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Two new Oconee virus deaths disclosed

Oconee’s newest death toll from COVID-19 increased to 130 with the announcement today of the deaths of two county residents on Tuesday.  One was elderly; the other, middle-age.  They were among 10 new deaths on today’s South Carolina report. The DHEC report revealed 756 new cases across the state, including 14 from Oconee.  Of 23,531 total test results, the state […]

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Carolyn Kendrick

Seneca – Carolyn Miller Kendrick, 76, wife of Albert Kendrick, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Utica Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00 pm prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The […]

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Emma Honea

Westminster – Emma Rogers Honea, 94, widow of the late Guy M. Honea, of 597 South Retreat Road, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Retreat Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm, prior to the service at the church.  […]

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Our guest editorial this week is by Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist, for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. When was the last time you poured a glass of water from the faucet? Do you know where that water came from? If you live near lakes Hartwell, […]

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