Three cars collide in Seneca

Three cars were in an accident during the noon hour today on Seneca’s W. N. 1st Street, and two of the drivers were sent to the hospital.  According to the police, the accident occurred as a Honda van slowed to make a left turn in the vicinity of Seneca Auto Sales. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Plea of guilt to a lesser charge

A domestic situation that got out of control played out in an Oconee courtroom this afternoon with a plea of guilty by one of the defendants.  Judge Maddox accepted a plea by John Murriel Black Jr. to the charge of voluntary manslaughter.  Black had been charged with murder in the stabbing death last summer of his wife’s father, Donald Lee […]

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Burglars trash home near Seneca

Burglars made off with a large haul from a home near Seneca after trashing the scene.  The crime was discovered Saturday on S. Randall Circle near S. Oak Street, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating.  A side door to the home was found open.  The homeowner reported coins, jewelry and a television set stolen.  According to a responding officer, […]

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Accident at Miracle Circle

No one was hurt, but the police say two wreckers were needed to haul away the cars involved in an accident this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle.  The accident, on the side of the entrance to W. N. 1st Street, occurred around 9:30 this morning and involved a Ford Edge and a Subaru wagon.  Capt. Robert Tribble says the accident […]

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Incumbents are in the fold

Two Walhalla councilmen are bidding for re-election.  David Underwood qualified this morning and Tjay Bagwell on Friday.  Three council seats are available in this year’s election, November 3.  The deadline for all municipal candidates–in Salem, Walhalla, and Westminster–is noon on Friday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Intersection temporarily closed

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Workers have temporarily closed the Walhalla intersection of Main and N. College, next to the police station.  Contractor Hutch ‘n Son requests that as work progresses, to please pay attention to traffic changes and, especially, the workers.  The plan is to soon reach the middle of Main Street for the start of the island construction. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Underwood to sign up this morning

The Walhalla council race will have at least two incumbents.  David Underwood is announcing that he’ll sign as a candidate this morning for re-election.  He released this statement, “ I, David Underwood have decided to put my name in the hat again for city council of Walhalla. As a lot of you know my main focus for running 4 years […]

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Three paddlers overdue on the Chattooga

At first light yesterday, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office helicopter spotted three overdue river paddlers three miles from the highway 76 bridge.  Their Saturday outing included a fourth paddler, but he was found OK at the Sandy Fork section of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Service says once a determination was made there were no health […]

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