Double homicide near Westminster

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a double homicide near Westminster.  Police were called to a residence on Smith Farm Road, where sources say two women were found stabbed to death.  A third person was also found with stab wounds.  That person was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.  The investigation is in its early stages and no arrests have […]

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Street corner assault in Seneca

An assault whose origin the police believe was money took place early last night at a Seneca intersection. The police say a woman with a bloodied-face was discovered at Stribling and E.S. 2nd and the man suspected to have been perpetrator ran away. Jeremy Rothell, Major of Operations for the Seneca Police Department, says the identity of the suspect is […]

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Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Come early Sunday morning, Daylight Saving Time will end meaning the clocks go back an hour and the batteries in those smoke detectors should be replaced. General Electric is encouraging consumers to use this time to remember another important household task — change your home water filter to ensure you’re getting the cleanest water possible. It’s as easy as one, […]

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Ground broken

In a brief ceremony, Oconee Hospice of the Foothills broke ground this week on the third and final phase of the Cottingham Hospice House. The full-time residential facility that cares for patients near the end of life features 15 rooms, but seeks to add another 10 once the state approves a certificate of need. Estimates for finishing what is to […]

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Troopers investigate double-fatality

South Carolina Highway Patrol and its “MAKE” accident reconstruction team are investigating last night’s double-fatality traffic accident south of Seneca. Troopers say involved in the accident at S.C. 24 and 59 late last night were a car, a pickup truck, and a moped. The 17-year old moped riders, Adam George Ostrander Jr. and Charles’c Aviana Skelton, both died. A spokesman […]

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Rash of traffic deaths

The deaths of two Oconee teenagers aboard a moped last night bring to six the number of traffic deaths in the last two weeks in Oconee. And those one-half dozen deaths raise this year’s county traffic deathtoll to 19, with about two months to go in the year. It’s an unusually high number when compared to recent years and the […]

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Home fire near Lake Keowee

Fire broke out in what’s described as an unoccupied house last night in the Waterford subdivision near S.C. 130. The Keowee Fire Department, with assistance from others, answered the call shortly after 8 o’clock and remained on scene for nearly two and a half hours. No injuries reported.  

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Fair Play hosted the finale

With remarks by Auditor candidate Betsy Redmond, the long series of Oconee County political forums that began early in the year came to an end last night in Fair Play, five days before next week’s big vote. Redmond’s appearance, alongside her opponent Ken Nix, made for the first time in the campaign that the two had spoken at the same […]

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Two teenagers killed

A late night accident in rural Oconee involving a moped and a pickup truck killed the two people who were the apparent operators of both vehicles. Last night’s accident at 10:40 at S.C. 24 and 59 in the Tokeena-Crossroads community took the lives of Adam George Ostrander Jr., of Mary Sue Lane, Seneca and Charles’c Aviana Skelton of Delphi Drive, […]

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Hurricane scams

S. C. Attorney General Alan Wilson warns South Carolinians to beware of opportunities in investment schemes in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Wilson says cold-calling telephone salespersons, advertisements, and Internet postings that promote investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, or promote water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs should […]

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