Wilkommen!

An idea for a festival to promote Walhalla tourism took shape in 1978.  Each year since then the city has celebrated Oktoberfest—a celebration that takes place in two parts of the city.  Oktoberfest weekend is here and to realize it all you have to do is drive by Sertoma Field or Main Street.  The chance of rain is minimal, but […]

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Johnnie Morris

    Westminster- Lydia Alverline Johnston Morris, 94, of Frank Street passed away October 19, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at […]

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Senecan charged with child sex crimes

After searching a home in Seneca’s White Oak Cliffs subdivision, the police arrested a 54-year old man on charges of criminal sexual conduct first degree with a minor.  Law enforcements records identify the man arrested as Scott Norman Christner of Hillandale Road.  The arrest took place yesterday.  The Seneca police say they were contacted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Reba Ayers

    Seneca – Reba Busby Ayers, 82, widow of the late John Emerson Ayers, 1883 Sequoya Way, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Earle’s Grove Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 3-4 […]

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Charlotte Hildebrand

    Seneca- Charlotte Rae Hildebrand, 83, of Camelot Drive passed away October 19, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home and the family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. Hildebrand’s memory to […]

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Guilty on all charges, 50-year prison term

The jury at Oconee General Sessions Court found Jacob Drotning guilty on all four charges, and the judge responded with a sentence totaling 50 years in prison.  Drotning is about 40 years old.  In all, the jury took two hours to decide the case.  Judge Scott Sprouse used the words “terrible” and “horrific” to describe what happened to the defendant’s […]

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Seneca bus service turns 10 years old

In these last ten years, getting in and around Seneca has been made easier by the city’s affiliation with “CAT”–Clemson Area Transit.  This month marks 10 years of free bus service for Seneca and nearby sections of Oconee County.  At first, diesel buses traveled the routes.  They have since been replaced by quieter and environmental-friendly electric buses.

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Both sides rest!

Defendant Jacob Drotning chose this morning against taking the witness stand.  His side further decided to offer no witnesses.  So, with the prosecution also having rested, the four charges against Drotning are moving toward jury deliberations–once the lawyers make their final arguments and the judge instructs the jury on the applicable law.  Then it will be the jury’s duty to […]

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Flags temporarily removed from courthouse front

The three flags that stand in front of the Oconee Courthouse have been temporarily taken down.  County maintenance has informed Beverly Whitfield, clerk of court, that the rope and cables supporting the flags must be replaced.  Once they are replaced, the U-S, South Carolina, and Oconee County flags will fly again in front of the Short Street side of the […]

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