Human remains found in Pickens County

According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, investigation has started in the case of the remains of a man found Friday morning in a wooded area near J & D Drive between the Pickens Highway and 178.  The adult male was fully clothed and found within close proximity to a nearby campsite. Evidence at the scene indicated that the man […]

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Lalan “Ralph” Hawkins

Seneca, SC — Lalan “Ralph” Hawkins, 90, husband of the late Dorrie Edith McCall Hawkins, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from […]

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James Dickerson

Seneca – James Walter Dickerson, 79, widow of the late Ida Montez Brock Dickerson, of 871 Tokeena Road, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm, Monday, January 23, 2017 from the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment will follow. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Sunday, […]

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Search warrant leads to three arrests in Choehee Valley

  A search warrant served Thursday in Choehee Valley near Salem helped lead to the arrest of three people on drug charges.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, an undercover operative working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office on January 10th made a purchase of methamphetamine from a residence on Tamassee Lane.  The Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests […]

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Health care jobs available locally

Those interested in working in the local health care industry should mark January 28 on their calendars.  On that Saturday morning, starting at 8:30, job applications will be accepted and interviews will be given in the cafeteria of Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation center for the following positions:  RNs, LPNs, CNAs, social work and dietary.  According to Vanessa Jones at […]

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Students of the Month

The Seneca Rotary Club recently announced its January 2017 Students of the Month for the Seneca area schools. Pictured from left to right: Nehemiah Mayes (Blue Ridge Elementary), Andy Inabinet, Sandra McCall, Alyssa Galbreath (Northside Elementary), Heather Gibson (Seneca Middle), Lyn Norton, Noemi Romero (Seneca High), and Earnestine Williams.

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“The variance hearing went well”

  The way was cleared last night at the Seneca City Hall for a new home to be built at a Lake Keowee home development.  The board of zoning appeals approved Lonnie Martin’s request to vary the sideyard regulations at 1100 Loran Point.  According to Ed Halbig, the property involved is “a non-conforming lot  of record.”

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Improving the safety of South Carolina rural roads

In the opinion of the state’s transportation secretary, $50 million would be a good start in lowering the numbers of deaths that result from accidents on rural roads.  Christy Hall told the transportation commissioners, “South Carolina has the deadliest roads in the nation. Nearly 30% of our rural fatal and serious injury crashes take place on just 5% of our […]

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Fire fighters train to use second, 100′ ladder truck

Specialized fire fighting training continues today on the campus of Clemson University.  The fire fighters are learning how to use a new, 100-foot, 10-story ladder truck that arrived this week from the manufacturer in Ohio.  According to Bill Daniel, fire chief, the importance of his department’s second 100-foot ladder truck should not be under-estimated, considering the multi-story building boom that […]

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