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Annual gathering is tonight!

February 3, 2014

An annual tribute takes place in Seneca tonight when American Legion Post 120 stages its annual dinner for the law enforcement community. It begins at 7 tonight at the Legion Hut.

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Roadway blocked!

January 31, 2014

State troopers report the roadway is blocked as the result of an accident around 2 this afternoon near Seneca, on 123 at Forest Drive.

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Guilty verdict in a Pickens County traffic death case

January 31, 2014

A jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday in a Pickens County case of a hit-run accident in which a 24-year old man lost his life. Judge Eddie Welmaker followed the verdict by handing out a 20-year sentence to Rufus Raiden III. Raiden is 41 years old. The case involved a two-vehicle accident in 2011 on…

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West Union election might be unncessary

January 31, 2014

West Union has one ballot candidate for mayor and four ballot candidates for the four-seat town council. And because there’s no contest in either category, election officials are likely to cancel the April 1 town election altogether—unless a write-in candidate emerges in the next two weeks. The ballot was set today with Linda Oliver unopposed…

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Paul Cain stakes a (political) claim

January 31, 2014

A young attorney staked his claim today to a spot on this year’s political landscape, declaring he will run for the vacant seat on Oconee County Council. Not only will Paul Cain run in the special April 1 election, he’s going to file as a 2014 primary candidate in hopes of winning a full, 4-year…

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Seneca PD breaks open major fraud case

January 31, 2014

A former worker at a Seneca lending office has been implicated in a case of fraud in which, the police say, members of the public were told to pay up on loans forged in their names. The police have announced 149 charges against Angela Denise Simpson. The Webb Heights Circle resident faces 74 counts of…

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Fishermen’s delight: Lake Keowee in winter

January 31, 2014

An FLW bass tourney tomorrow on Lake Keowee. And Phil Shirley says this tourney kicking off a regional series of tournament will unfold early tomorrow morning out of Oconee’s South Cove Park near Seneca. Last year the same tourney attracted 175 anglers and their boats. Which translates, says the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and…

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BREC withstands cold and wet month

January 31, 2014

A cold and wet January means a spike in power bills. But, as a Clemson man told us this week, he’s just happy to have a warm house. The multi-county electric power retailer Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative experienced a month avoiding major interruptions. Its spokesman, Terry Ballenger, says improvements system wide, such as Blue Ridge’s…

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Student’s art work advancing

January 31, 2014

An art poster by a Seneca Middle School student is advancing in competition. The Seneca Lions Club has announced that the poster, the work of Carson Calloway, has been forwarded to be considered for higher competition.

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Tamassee DAR helps sisters rebuild their lives

January 31, 2014

Moriah and Patience Gaines are a study in both perseverance and resilience. Moriah was 15 and Patience was 13 when the sisters were placed in foster care after being removed from their parents’ home by the Department of Social Services. Eventually, they entered the Tamassee Daughters of the American Revolution (TDAR) School and residential housing…

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Calendar

  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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