Pickens County skunk exposes one person to rabies


One person has been referred to that individual’s health care provider for a consult–after being potentially exposed to rabies in an area of Pickens County between Six Mile and Pickens.  DHEC reported today the skunk tested positive for the disease.  While handling the skunk’s carcass with bare hands on October 28, the individual was potentially exposed. The skunk tested positive […]

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Donnelly got the idea for new bus stop

In the project to establish a bus stop at a Seneca intersection, bus service advocate D-J Donnelly says it’s important to keep in mind seniors citizens and the disabled.  At a recent City Hall meeting, plans were announced to create a dedicated bus stop at E-S 6th Street and Goddard Avenue.  Donnelly says this is something he’s been pursuing for […]

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Fire traps home occupant

One person was inside the Bountyland Community home that caught fire this morning near Seneca.  She was eventually freed from an upstairs part of the home and taken to the hospital.  Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said multiple fire stations sent fire fighters, equipment and trucks to the vicinity of 100 Bountyland Road–nmot far from the 28 traffic lights.  An […]

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A wet fall, so far

Perhaps, those long-term prognosticators are proved correct that our area will experience an extremely wet period during the cold season.  Two days of rain have soaked Walhalla’s soils with about four inches.  That’s a lot during the time frame, but Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson confirms it’s not nearly as much as the approximate six inches that fell during the […]

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“Game plan” to expand bus service

A Walhalla councilman revealed a “game plan” last night to bring bus passenger service to his city and nearby Westminster beginning in 2018.  Speaking at the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress, David Underwood said a letter will be sent this month to the South Carolina Department of Transportation to request permission to allow Clemson Area Transit to […]

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Charges arise from Seneca traffic stop

The stop of a car Friday night in Seneca led to the arrest of an Anderson woman.  The Seneca police identified April Michelle Carranza as the driver and the woman charged with receiving stolen goods and the possession of burglary tools.  Officer J-A Aguilar stopped a Ford Explorer on S. Oak Street and later determined that a bag of clothing […]

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Fair Play man arrested

Christopher Nicholas Elgin

A 28-year old Fair Play man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.  A Toyota 4-wheeler that the Sheriff’s Office determined had been stolen in Anderson County turned up in a driveway near Seneca’s S. Walnut Street.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Nicholas Elgin was placed into custody and booked […]

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Walhalla coach departs

The Walhalla football Razorbacks, who finished the season Friday with a 1-9 record, are in the market for a new head coach.  The school district this afternoon announced the resignation of Jeremy Grogan, after four years on the job.  The school district released this quote from Grogan’s letter of resignation:  “I have bery much enjoyed my time coaching these young […]

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Hope campaign–same mission, new name

The HOPE campaign, formerly “Operation Hope”—supports the education and care of people with intellectual disabilities in local schools and organizations.  And twice each year, the Knights of Columbus collects donations to improve the lives of about one thousand students and clients in the local communities.  A large portion of the donations come from distributing Tootsie Rolls and collecting donations in […]

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