Pickup strikes building and parked car

  Around 1:30 Saturday morning, a pickup truck crashed through a building wall in downtown Seneca. The police believe the driver then backed up, proceeded one block and hit a parked car. Later Saturday the police filed multiple charges against a 27-year old man while men worked to stabilize the damage at E. Main and N. Depot streets. Police and jail […]

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Walhalla student wins first-ever pageant

A sophomore at Walhalla High won a first-ever pageant Saturday in her home town. Emily Dover was crowned Miss Oconee Belle at the Civic Auditorium. Eleven other young ladies competed for the crown. Another Walhalla sophomore, Grace Crowl, accumulated the most “like” votes on Facebook to win Most Photogenic. Miss Oconee Belle Emily Dover can be seen April 25 at […]

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Check’s in the mail

If you were a customer of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in 1986 or 1987, or both years, you are in luck. For the 33rd year, the upstate South Carolina electric power retailer this month will drop capital credit refund checks into the mail. According to Blue Ridge officials Charles Dalton and Terry Ballenger, Blue Ridge’s commitment to regular rotations […]

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Additional drug arrests

Oconee County law enforcement agencies are announcing two additional arrests this morning in the ninth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office along with all five municipal police departments in the county (Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster and West Union) as well as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources participated in the countywide drug roundup. The operation began […]

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Interest in two empty Seneca buildings

There is interest in two of Seneca’s empty buildings, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. And the mayor gave his vision for a further re-vitalization of the downtown today during a meeting at the Oconee Chamber of Commerce. He told the meeting that he would like to see two new anchor stores in the downtown to help bring more visitors and […]

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Whitney letter has the mayor thinking

A Seneca attorney counted 323 cigarette butts alongside the walking track of the Shaver Recreation Center. In a letter to the editor of The Journal, Robert Whitney questions whether it’s proper for children engaged in recreation activities to be exposed to second hand smoke. Mayor Dan Alexander today expressed an open mind as to doing something about it. That something […]

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Expression of confidence in Covington and Crenshaw

Seneca’s top elected leader expressed confidence today that if local law enforcement leaders detected an instance of racial profiling, they would take immediate steps to stop it and help ensure the practice is never repeated. During a public policy chat at the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Dan Alexander said he has confidence in both his city’s police chief, John […]

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