Real estate closing held for former Hometown

The real estate closing is in the books for Seneca’s purchase of 106 N. Walnut building and property.  Realtor John Adams says the $200 thousand deal involving the building and parking lot for the former Hometown Food Store closed yesterday. “Like anything this will probably be a longer term transition, but I think it’s a positive move certainly to improve […]

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No change in Oconee jobless rate (5.5%)

In the last full month of summer, no change was detected in Oconee County’s unemployment rate.  The 5.5% August jobless rate reported by the state represented no change from July.  In percentage comparisons, fewer Oconeeans are in the unemployment line than Pickens (5.6%,) but more than Anderson (5.2%.)  Both the state and the country, however, recorded lower jobless percentages.  The […]

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Columbia man arrested in 2013 Wal-Mart shoplifting

A Columbia man remained in the Oconee jail over the weekend, having been charged in a case of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart three years ago.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office located Ontorio Cortez Waymyers (right) in a Myrtle Beach jail. He stands accused of taking 18 iPhones, worth nearly $11 thousand dollars, from the Seneca Wal-Mart. According to investigators, Waymyers spoke […]

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“Re-imagine” CATbus

A workshop meeting next month will give the public a chance to answer the question, “If you had to start from scratch, where and how would you provide bus service to meet the needs of today and the future?”  The question will be posed during the workshop 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, October 4 at the CATbus administration office, 200 […]

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Seneca teachers of the year

The Seneca Rotary Club announces the 2016 Teachers of the Year for the Seneca area schools. The following teachers were selected based on their work in the classroom and community. Lindsay James (Seneca Middle), Christina Alexander (Seneca High), Melissa Culler (Northside Elementary),  Jessica McGaha (Blue Ridge Elementary), and Donna Holliday (Ravenel Elementary).

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Tech to shine the spotlight on politics

Tri-County Technical College invites the public to the campus this month for a chance to meet the candidates who are running for the State House from Tri-County’s service area.  Wednesday, September 28 event will be a “Pizza & Politics” forum from 1:20 until 2:15 pm in the Marshall Parker Auditorium at Tech’s Pendleton campus.  So far, the incumbents and challengers […]

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Steven R. Moore autopsy today

An autopsy takes place today to assist in the investigation of the death of Steven Moore, 52-year old Walhalla resident found dead yesterday morning at his Highlands Highway home.  According to Coroner Karl Addis, it’s presumed Moore died on Friday.  He was discovered yesterday by a neighbor who made a welfare check. Addis says an external exam at the scene […]

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Jane Mathis

    Long Creek – Jane Frances Robertson Mathis, 75, widow of the late James Louie Mathis, Jr., 159 Spider Valley Road, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016.  A memorial service will be held at 6 pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Long Creek Baptist Church. The family is at the respective homes. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting […]

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