Missing father and children found

A missing father and three children turned up in the Salem area, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the end to the search for David Augustus Mize and three children. Sheriff’s officers say Mize’s apprehension took place without incident Wednesday at a trailer on the Whitewater Falls Road. The 49-year old Mize was sent to jail and the children, who […]

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Seneca files motion in Haynes’ case

Seneca moved in the Common Pleas Court yesterday for the appointment of a receiver to carry out a judgment against the owner of a downtown building that the city regards as a danger.  City attorneys say their motion is supported by the rules of civil procedure.  And they argue that there has been proper service of an order issued last […]

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Resolution re-drawn for Oconee County Council

A resolution on international matters that have potential bearing on the United States has been re-drawn to be considered during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council.  The resolution for  Tuesday night’s meeting opposes the re-settlement of Syrian refugees in Oconee and supports South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in her opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to re-settle within the […]

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Albert Lee

Albert Richard Lee, 73, of 16 Grace Terrace Street, Martin, Georgia died Monday at Athens Regional Hospital.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted. Condolences may […]

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Today’s Streetscape work

  General contractor Hutch ‘N Son has scheduled the following work today on the Walhalla Streetscape project.  Water line construction on the South side of Main between Catherine and Spring.  Sidewalk, curb and gutter work on the north Side.  No work is planned tomorrow on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday.  

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Clemson University reports texting research

Research at Clemson University finds that advertisements touting the dangers of texting while driving are more convincing when they target an individual as a potential victim. Christopher Hopkins, associate professor of marketing in Clemson’s business school, said the research he conducted with two associates examined the type of ad sponsor and the victim context in an advertisement’s message.  Hopkins was […]

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Jonathan “John” Collins

Jonathan “John” Philip Collins, 54, of 542 Jolly Road, Townville died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Trixi Lynn Collins.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Oakdale Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from noon-1:45 pm, prior to the service, at the church.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes. […]

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Tommy Adams

Tommy Adams, 81, of 198 Grant Road, Fair Play died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Betty Powell Adams.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday at Beaverdam Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to […]

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Seneca to cut ribbons December 1

Seneca will make a day of it for cutting ribbons on Tuesday, December 1.  The city’s events coordinator, Riley Johnson, says the day will mark Seneca preparing for the future.  Beginning at 11:30 that morning, a ribbon will be cut for the electric bus charging station on Railroad Street in front of the Norton-Thompson Park.  Then city officials will ride […]

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