Fire has been extinguished!

An apparent small fire has been extinguished this morning at Walhalla’s Kountry Kupboard restaurant. Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department calls it a grease fire, but other details were not immediately known. Kelley believes the restaurant will be able to serve its customers this morning, although an assessment will be required.

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Chief building official to resign

Seneca’s long-time chief building official is departing. Ed Halbig, planning and community development director, this afternoon confirmed the resignation of Eddie Moore, who will leave his employment with the city by August 15. According to Halbig, B-J Klaren is being elevated to succeed Moore. Klaren has served as building inspector.

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Summer graduation at Clemson University

At Clemson University graduation, 965 students received degrees. The crowd that made its way into Littlejohn Coliseum numbered more than 6,000. The 965 degree candidates made the exercises one of Clemson’s largest summer ceremonies ever. They included Eddie Railey and his daughter, Reagan, who graduated together from Engineering and Science. Eddie Railey did most of his studying online in Kuwait […]

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Headliners added for Duncan’s BBQ

Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Lindsey Graham have been added to the headliners who will attend the annual Faith and Freedom BBQ, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Duncan. The featured speaker will be Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Everyone is invited to attend the event Monday, August 25 at the Anderson Civic Center. The cost is $25 a person, $40 a […]

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Theft near Salem

A flatbed truck, along with a riding lawn mower, was stolen Wednesday night near Salem. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime that occurred across n. highway 11 from a convenience store. The thieves also took heavy duty wire and batteries. The truck is a gray 1980s model Chevy flatbed, worth $2 thousand dollars.

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Seneca businessman charged with food stamp fraud

A Seneca businessman has been arrested as part of a police undercover operation alleging food stamp fraud. Law enforcement records show Jonathan Carter Redmond, owner of Redmond Boys Produce, arrested yesterday and charged with fraudulent acquisition or use of food stamps. According to the police incident report, a wired confidential informant working for the Seneca police went to Redmond Boys […]

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A sign of radio times!

 The familiar flashing red light atop the tower behind WGOG studios is no more. In fact, the tower is no more. The 250-foot tower, which ceased transmitting an AM signal in 2008, was dismantled yesterday. WGOG AM left the airwaves six years ago. The station owners sold the AM to a Puerto Rican businessman whose format was Latino religious with […]

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Video will catch drivers who break school bus law

Video cameras may now record evidence of motorists who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina. And, as was pointed out during a Greenville news conference today, the authority comes from changes to the law. State Senator Thomas Alexander says the stories he is hearing about the extent to which the school bus stop law is being violated […]

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