Homicide suspect arrested in North Carolina

Dw'Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell Mug Shot

The U-S Marshals Service arrested an Oconee County homicide suspect today in Charlotte, North Carolina.  According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Dw’Ntraquis Campbell of Greenwood was arrested by the Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force of the Marshals Service.  The 31-year old Campbell is charged with murder in the shooting death of Anthony Leon Holden of Seneca—along with […]

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West Union to need write-in to fill office

West Union will need a write-in candidate to fill a fourth seat on the town council. Qualifying to be a ballot candidate in April 5 election passed at noon today, with one candidate for mayor and three candidates for the four council seats.  Running unopposed on the ballot is Linda Oliver, for re-election as mayor.  The council candidates are Kelley […]

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All tickets spoken for at Seneca luncheon

All available tickets for next week’s luncheon at which Seneca recognizes African-American History Month have been reserved.  It’s a free luncheon, with a special twist this year.  Shelby Henderson, manager and curator of the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum.  At 1:45-2 the afternoon of Friday, February 12, the museum will open for regular hours at 208 W-S 2nd Street.  “The […]

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A new boss at Schneider Electric

101./7/WGOG NEWS has learned of an announcement yesterday at the Schneider Electric plant on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca.  Walhalla resident Garvin Barker will succeed Larry Smith as plant manager.  Smith, the long-time plant manager, is retiring.  Barker has worked several years in the capacity of Improvement Director, a job that required him to travel to Schneider’s plants.

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Two Seneca children removed to DSS care

Two children have been removed from their Seneca home to the care of the Department of Social Services as part of a police investigation into cruelty to children.  Chief John Covington last night announced the arrest and charges against the children’s mother and a man identified as the mother’s boyfriend.  The police charged the boyfriend, Alejandro Cervantes-Olvera with cruelty to […]

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Seneca trombonist earns All-Band honor

An 8th grader at Seneca Middle School, Ellie Cannon, earned first chair trombone for the state and became the only Oconee School District student to make South Carolina All-State Band.  An honors student, Ellie practices each week for hours and will participate in the All-State Clinic and Concert March 11-13 at Furman University.

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