Seneca students named to All-State Chorus

Thirty students at Seneca High School have been named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus.  Of 87 schools participating, Seneca ranked third highest in students chosen.  Thirteen of the 30 students pulled off perfect performances on the sight singing portion of the audition.  Seneca’s Rasheem Simpson earned highest bass score.  The All-State Chorus will sing at Winthrop University in March, […]

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Maxie Duke to lead Walhalla parade

A woman instrumental in Walhalla civic improvements will lead this year’s Christmas parade in her city.  The honor of grand marshal in the December 5 Walhalla parade goes to Maxie Duke, retired teacher known in recent years for work to establish the Civic Auditorium and Old St. John’s Meeting House.  The parade will proceed on Main Street at 5 o’clock […]

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Children missing, father sought

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Three children are missing, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information of their whereabouts and the whereabouts of their father who faces charges.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the father charged is David Augustus Mize, 49-year old resident of Mize Drive, Seneca.  The children are seven-year old Acie Mize, nine-year old Macie Mize, and 14-year old […]

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Scholarship reserved for an Oconee student

This year’s scholarship program of the South Carolina Association of Counties will benefit an Oconee County senior.  The program awards $2,500 scholarships annually to graduating seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot by the association.  Because Oconee was selected in a draw, one scholarship will go to an Oconee resident.  Applicants must be planning to attend a South […]

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Mayor to bid for four more years

Seneca’s long time mayor is staking an early claim to be returned to office in 2016.  Only moments after last night’s announcement of Seneca’s March 8 election, Dan Alexander disclosed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS he will ask the city’s voters to send him back for a new, four-year term.  Besides the office of mayor, Seneca voters will choose four members of […]

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Westminster announces parade grand marshal

A 29-year businesswoman will act as grand marshal for this year’s Christmas parade in Westminster.  The honor goes to Ernestine Addis of Walhalla, owner of La Donna Beauty Salon in Westminster.  The board of the chamber of commerce considers Addis to represent the ideals of a small business owner.  This year’s parade in Westminster will be 6 o’clock Thursday evening, […]

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“Y” site vote likely in February

On the grounds of Oconee Memorial Hospital, a YMCA group is abandoning one location for another.  Last night Dr. Greg Enders, chairman of the ‘Y’ board, showed architectural drawings and an update to the board of directors of the Oconee Memorial Holdings Board.  The board controls hospital properties.  Last year the board approved an easement for an original YMCA location […]

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Streetscape workers on both sides of Main

Walhalla Streetscape workers are on both sides of Main Street today.  They are continuing water line and demolition work on the south side of Main between Spring and Catherine streets.  They are also grading for new curbs on the north side between Ann and Spring.  Temporary striping was finished yesterday between Tugaloo and Catherine.  

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Dentist joins hospital board

Dentist Chuck Garbadian sat down last night for his first meeting as a member of board of the Oconee Medical Holdings.  Though hospital policy decisions are now made in Greenville, there remains a board of local and area residents who govern the properties on which the hospital provides care.  Dr. Garbadian received a welcome during last night’s meeting.  Two other […]

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