Arrest part of a continuing investigation

The Seneca police say the arrest of one man is part of a continuing investigation of bank crimes.  The police this week arrested a 22-year old man, Adrian Lee Lewis Jr., on the charge of crimes against a federally chartered/insured financial institution.  An affidavit signed by investigator John Crum and warrant issued by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton alleges Lewis  entered […]

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Supreme Court sides with Oconee couple

“Elated” is the word to describe how an Oconee couple and their attorney feel about a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in their favor.  Attorney Larry Brandt says the court ruling, announced yesterday, awards his clients, Scott and Tammy Lawing, a second trial to try to prove their claim for further damages as the result of a workplace fire 11 […]

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Next county administrator changes mind

Pickens County Council appears to be back at square-one when it comes to the next county administrator.  The administrator-designate David McNeill has had a change of mind. An announcement from the county this afternoon says McNeill has decided to remain at his current county job in Transylvania County, North Carolina.  According to the announcement, McNeill’s decision is no reflection on […]

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Need a cow?

Cow Adoption - Picture One

Oconee Animal Shelter will begin accepting applications next week to adopt a cow that has been at the shelter for the past couple of weeks.  “About two weeks ago, the Highway Patrol investigated an accident on Highway 24 near Westminster in which a couple of vehicles hit a cow in the roadway,” according to Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s […]

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No fire, but possibly a roof leak


The spectacle of Walhalla’s 75-foot ladder fire truck deployed during the noon hour today up against the Oconee Courthouse, Walhalla Main Street side, conjured up the thought of a fire.  But Chief Doug Kelley said no fire.  Instead his department availed its extension ladder truck to allow for access to check for roof leaks from continual rainfall through the fall […]

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Beaverdam Baptists moving to downtown Seneca

A deal is in the works that will land the largest organization of Oconee County Baptist churches in Seneca’s downtown.  The Rev. David Shirley, Director of Missions for the Beaverdam Baptist Association, confirmed today that deals are in the works for the association to sell its 43-year old building on the Sandifer Boulevard and buy The Vault, the event center […]

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New water line passes muster

A new section of water line in downtown Walhalla passed a pressure test yesterday.  The opening of the new line, on the south side of Main between Spring and Catherine streets, awaits the finish of bacteria tests.  Even though it’s another wet day, the contractor is hopeful of being able to continue curb and gutter work on the north side […]

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Destination committee begins to take shape

The committee of Oconeeans whose task it will be to work to make the county and its natural resources a place of destination is beginning to form.  But a couple of county councilmen want more time before they are ready to recommend some of its members.  The council last night accepted the nominations of the committee’s first three members.  From […]

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