Council race deepens

Contests are developing today for a pair of seats on the Oconee County Council.  Joel Thrift, as the incumbent, has joined Julian Davis in the GOP race for Seat Four.  Sandra Jones joins Glenn Hart for District Five.  All those interested in running for political office this year have until the middle of next week to enter the fray. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“Good Morning, Congressman”

When a young lawyer stepped in front of the lectern in Seneca, someone from the audience yelled out a greeting, “Good Morning, Congressman.”  That brought a smile to the face of Chris Fedalei, though the Greenville lawyer realizes he has a ways to go if he’s going to be elected the next congressman representing Greenville and Spartanburg.  After all, the […]

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Students of the Month

Seneca Rotary Club recently announced its March 2016 students of the month for the Seneca area schools. Pictured from left to right are, Seth King (Northside Elementary), Holleigh Evans, Jaquari Campbell (Ravenel Elementary), Wayne Gallimore, Shelby Orren (Blue Ridge Elementary), Andy Inabinet, Lyn Norton, Ayush Patel (Seneca Middle), Brooklyn Jones (Seneca High), and Earnestine Williams. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clinics to protect pets against rabies

Veterinarians across South Carolina are joining the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) this spring to help owners protect their pets, their families, their communities and themselves against rabies. “All pet owners must have their dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated as required by state law,” said Sandra Craig of DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health Services. “Local veterinarians offer the […]

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Final prescribed burn of the season

U-S Forest Service personnel are planning their final prescribed burn of the year within the Andrew Pickens District of the Sumter National Forest.  This final burn, with its wildlife habitat and wild fire prevention objectives, is to begin at 10 o’clock this morning at Long Creek.  The location:  350 acres off Orchard Road.  Total acreage burned this year within the […]

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Sandra Mason

Sandra Tyner Mason, 65, of Scottsburg, Indiana died Friday at Scott Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Central.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting […]

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William “Tom” Green

William Thomas “Tom” Green, 65, husband of Wanda lee Deal-Green, 0f 410 Rankin Drvie, Seneca died Saturday at his home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Burial follows with full military honots in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Walhalla.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  The family will be […]

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Thrift to run

We’re getting word that today is the day Joel Thrift will announce he’ll run for a new term as the District Four, Oconee County councilman.  Thrift is a Republican.  So far, one other candidate, Julian Davis, is a candidate for the GOP nomination for that seat. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Brake issue causes freight train to emit smoke

A fire scare yesterday on the Norfolk Southern tracks between Westminster and the Georgia line.  Officials of Oconee Emergency Services say a brake issue was identified as the reason for smoke that emitted from a number of freight cars.  The westbound train was brought to halt in the vicinity of  Blue Valley Road where fire fighters and the train crew […]

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After accident, fetus delivered stillborn

A 33-year old Walhalla woman was hurt in a Saturday morning vehicle accident near the city limits.  The woman injured was six months pregnant and, according to Coroner Karl Addis, because of her injury the fetus was delivered stillborn.  The accident was investigated by the highway patrol.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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