Central homicide case to go to trial

The case of homicide in Central April 25, 2014 goes to trial next week in Pickens County.  The charges against Central resident Benjamin Anthony Vinson top the docket of a week of court, over which the Hon. Letitia Verdin presides as trial judge.  Arrest affidavits allege that Vinson used a shotgun to fatally shoot John Chitwood after a second verbal […]

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Museum-quality contents donated to Seneca

The donation of a down state’s museum contents is headed Seneca’s way, and the city’s museum officials can’t be happier.  The contents carry a value in excess of one million dollars, according to Dr. John Martin, director of Seneca museums.  The finest pieces from the donation are to be placed inside Seneca’s Lunney and Bertha Strickland museums.  The announcement was […]

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Police criticisms touch nerve at City Hall

The criticisms by two men of the Seneca police for the shooting death of Zachary Hammond touched a nerve last night at City Hall.  Councilman Scott Durham defended the police and the city after Johnny Roberts and Tommy Byrd spoke during council’s public comment session.  Roberts requested the city require first aid and basic medical skills for its police officers […]

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Car destroyed in SC 11 accident

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A small car has been destroyed in a noon hour Oconee County accident on s. highway 11 at the Flea Market.  Two people are believed to have avoided major injury.  They climbed out of a Nissan that wound up flipped and in a ditch.  Moments ago a state trooper paced off steps on SC 11 in an attempt to re-construct […]

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Public engagement session Thursday

State government wants to engage the public on the South Carolina Energy Plan and the U-S Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.  The last of four regional meetings, this get together takes place in the state’s capital city at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street from 5:30 to 8 p-m Thursday.  The meeting is open to all members […]

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ATV fire yesterday as remote as they come

A fire yesterday occurred in an Oconee County area as remote as they come.  The fire which damaged an ATV and burned a small area of the ground occurred in the wildlife management area Musterground inside the Jocassee Gorges area—barely inside the county and a short distance from the North Carolina line.  At least three Oconee County fire departments devoted […]

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Crenshaw helps lead tours of the new jail

Oconee County is about to open a new $16 million jail, but from Sheriff Mike Crenshaw don’t let the price tag fool you.  Crenshaw today is helping lead tours of the new jail and prefacing the tours with caution about what the visitors will see.  Although the new jail is considered to be equipped with technology in line with 21st […]

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Moore to bid for new term

Seneca’s Dana Moore remembers a lesson handed down by his parents—-leave something better than you found it.  That’s partly why Moore will offer for a third term next year as a Seneca councilman.  Moore, who is completing his second, 4-year term, says he enjoys politics and looks forward to his city accomplishing more during the next four years—such as ridding […]

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A plan for the new trees

If Walhalla City Council says yes, Nutall oak trees and Legacy maple trees will be the new look in the downtown.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, says the organization’s tree committee recommends the cultivar or hybrid Legacy maples for the curbs and corners to display the colors of fall.  And, for the new medians, the idea behind the […]

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