Cruz to campaign in Oconee, others are maybes

The Ted Cruz campaign has announced the candidate will meet the public at noon Wednesday at the Seneca Family Restaurant.  Before all the votes are cast Saturday, some of his Cruz’s opponents may also find their way to Oconee County.  Bob Skipp, chairman of Oconee Republicans, this morning said the John Kasich campaign is trying to re-arrange the schedule to […]

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Crash shuts down part of Shiloh Road


An accident around 7:45 this morning led to part of Shiloh Road near Seneca being blocked to thru traffic.  The accident that occurred on Shiloh Road in front of Shadowood subdivision not far from the Wells Highway attracted several public safety responders, including ambulances from the Oconee Memorial Hospital.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Thomas William Cheek

Thomas William Cheek, 70, husband of Judy Ann Stanton Cheek, of 105 Bruce Blvd., Seneca, SC passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Newry Church of God with burial to follow in Courtney Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 […]

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Votes to be tallied and announced

The results of the Oconee County vote in this Saturday’s Republican Presidential primary election will be announced, once they are tabulated, by the staff of the county elections office.  Joy Scharich, elections director, says interested members of the public may come to the county’s Pine Street office complex for both the tabulation and the announcement of the results.  Voting will […]

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Fire near Seneca

A midnight hour fire last night near Seneca.  According to the fire department, a fire burned in the garage of a home on Brentwood Drive in the Dorris Heights subdivision.  Minor damage is believed to have resulted. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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State of Oconee will have an education focus

  Education matters is the slogan and focus of this year’s State of Oconee Luncheon.  The event this Friday will take place at Oconee’s newest school, the first-year Walhalla High in the Picket Post Community.  The event is presented by the county’s three chambers of commerce to highlight why “education matters” for the continued growth of the community.  The luncheon […]

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“SWAT” deployment ends with man’s surrender

David Michael Brown

The deployment of the Oconee “SWAT” team ended with the surrender of a man who sheriff’s officers say barricaded himself inside his home early yesterday near Seneca.  David Michael Brown was arrested and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on S. Stonegate Drive near the Wells Highway.  Officers say the wife of the 31-year old Brown […]

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