Governor proclaims March Prescribed Fire Awareness Month

  At 7 o’clock Saturday night, February 27 the doors of Oconee’s administrative office complex in Walhalla were opened for the convenience of election workers carrying the results of the Democratic Presidential Primary voting.  But those in the meeting room smelled burning wood.  The smell emanated from a prescribed burn earlier in the day in the upper part of the […]

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The police request your help

The police in Seneca appeal to the public for information that can help identify an attempted bank robber and the car he was seen in.  Around noon on Friday, January 22 a man threatened to set off an explosive device at the State Credit Union on N. Radio Station Road unless he got a bag containing money.  The police temporarily […]

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Seneca students join Beta Club

Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary recently held its Beta Club Induction Ceremony, inviting 25 students into the organization.  Students pictured, from left to right: Chase Smith, Nathaniel Underwood, Daniel Salyer, Caleb Salyer, Cameron Rickman, Mallie Merck, Emma Jane Padgett, Jacob Sweenor, Taylor Monds, Anna Stodieck, Kodie Long, Abigail Romero, Zoe Liedlich, Alex Jordan, Logan Neal, Haley Fitzgerald, Nicolas Chaney, Savannah Burress, […]

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Artists invite to decorate Seneca building

Seneca Water Plant has invited local and area artists to draw on their imagination and creativity as to how a bare wall inside the plant building at Normandy Shores can be brightened and reflect area history.  Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, said a meeting recently took place at which artist members of the Blue Ridge Arts Council were invited to come […]

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A second State Municipal award for Seneca

The rebuilt Seneca Water Plant is an award-winner in the eyes of a set of judges representing the South Carolina Municipal Association.  Utilities Director Bob Faires and Water Plant Superintendent Steve Fletcher returned from their Columbia trip this week with word that their city’s $10 million dollar project to rebuild and modernize the treatment plant  won an award competition involving […]

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Red, white and blue honor cords at graduation

With their cap and gown, some members of Oconee’s class of graduating seniors this year will wear patriotic red, white, and blue honor cords.  Oconee public schools have received confirmation that the state is establishing – and paying for – red, white, and blue honor cords to wear at graduation for those students who are enlisting in the military. So […]

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Former Oconeean excels in teaching field

Former Oconeean Ola Whitney Martin was the Teacher of the Month during February at North Augusta High School in Aiken County.  Martin won the Heisman award at West-Oak High School, and is a former teacher at Seneca High School.  She’s the daughter of attorney Robert K. Whitney and the former Oconee school trustee Barbara Whitney.

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Daniel students inspired by water quality project

Dozens of Daniel High School students were inspired by the Clemson University project “What’s in Our Waters”.  The students last month presented posters for display at Clemson’s Watt Family Innovation Center.  Those posters reflect the students’ research into the water quality of Indian Creek in the Clemson Experimental Forest.  Two groups of students won awards.  Riley Owens, Kaitlin Bryant, and […]

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In the upper echelon of years served

An announcement is imminent that the long-serving Oconee County coroner, Karl Addis, will once again seek his party’s nomination to run for re-election in November.  Look for Addis, a Republican, to declare this month for his party’s June primary election.  It appears that should Oconee voters send Addis back for a new four-year term as county coroner, the Walhallan will […]

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