Wesley Wilson

Wesley Wilson, 59, of 123 Michelle Lane, Seneca died Thursday at Oconee Medical Center. He was the husband of Joyce Gibby Wilson.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funmeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are […]

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Salem supporters plot strategy


A group of Salem school supporters met Tuesday at the Community Center and agreed on a strategy to try to save their town’s school from closing at the end of the current school year.  Eddie Martin, one of the leaders, said the group agreed to contact an attorney to discuss the possibility of a civil lawsuit.  Martin said the course […]

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20-year old man charged with school burglary

Randall Hugh Ramey

A 20-year old man has been arrested and charged with burglary this week at the Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  The Salem police say that, with the help of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Randal Ramey of the Wander Road, Salem was arrested Wednesday morning and taken to the Oconee Detention Center.  The police say the charges against Ramey are burglary […]

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Appears to be no foul play, Crenshaw says

The Oconee Sheriff says, “At this time, there does not appear to be any foul play in Mr. Smalley Jr’s death and Coroner Addis has ruled this death to be natural….”  Sheriff Crenshaw issued the statement regarding the death of Seneca resident Ernest Lee Smalley Jr.  The 33-year old Smalley was booked into the Detention Center Friday on a Family […]

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Pickup crashes into Seneca insurance office


A pickup truck crashed thru the back of a Seneca insurance office.  No one appeared to have been seriously hurt, but three people inside SHK insurance were fortunate to have escaped the crash.  The accident occurred during the noon hour apparently when the pickup left Mill Road near SC 130, pushed down a fence, went across a yard, and then […]

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Annual meeting and supper

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end over the weekend.  And, true to the calendar, the members of Walhalla Partners for Progress will gather for chili and cornbread for their annual meeting and supper.  That event will take place Monday night 6 to 8 o’clock at the Depot on Kaufman Square and feature as guest speaker Blake Sanders of Alta […]

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“Black Tuesday” was 86 years ago!

Today is Thursday, but the 29th of October 86 years ago was known as “Black Tuesday”—a day of chaos.  The stock market crash led to the Great Depression.  Few people are left today with any memory of what happened.  History buff Lowell Ross heard stories from his parents who were among the millions of people directly affected.   Many banks, including […]

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Seneca relinquishes diesel engine buses

Seneca made the switch to electric-powered buses.  Now the city is removing diesel engine buses from the bus inventory.  Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, told the mayor and council last night that, at the urging of the state DOT, he is preparing to transfer ownership of three diesel engine buses to Clemson Area Transit.  

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Seneca to snip ribbons

In the closing weeks of the year, Seneca will cut the ribbons and show off new facilities.  The public is invited for a ribbon cutting at the new Bertha Strickland African-American History Museum between 11:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m Thursday, November 19.  The new museum is located on South Second Street, on the grounds of the city’s other museum, the […]

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Traffic safety checkpoint

The Walhalla police will be out tomorrow night to hold a traffic safety checkpoint.  The city police also announce their participation in the “Sober or Slammer” campaign over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Between December 18 and January 3, according to Sgt. Holcombe, the police will deploy extra officers.

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