Four takers on day one

By late afternoon, four men had officially entered the Seneca March 8 election.  Dan Alexander is a candidate for a new four-year term as mayor.  Al Gaines, Anthony Smith and Ronnie O’Kelley signed up to run as incumbents for city council.  In all, four council seats are up next year.  Filing opened today for a two-week period.

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Grant to buy culinary arts equipment

A charitable foundation is providing funds to Oconee’s Hamilton Career Center to buy needed equipment for the culinary arts program.  The kitchen at the career center has six blenders and six mixers, but the 82 students enrolled there must share.  But $40 thousand approved by the Pete and Sally Smith Foundation will be used to fill needs.  Last spring Jennifer […]

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Pearl Harbor remembered 74 years later

Japan attacked the U-S naval fleet in Hawaii.  President Roosevelt labeled December 7, 1941 “a day that would live in infamy.”  And it was the event that sent the U-S into the Second World War.  Seneca’s Lowell Ross says radio was the medium that relayed the news to Americans though, at the age of nine years old, Ross did not […]

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Joan Cora St. Jock O’Sheal

Joan Cora St. Jock O’Sheal of 465 O’Sheal Dr., Tamassee died Thursday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Bobby O’Sheal.  A memorial service will be held. The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Norma Jean Leagan McCullough

Norma Jean Leagan McCullough, 74, of 1428 E. Main Street, West Union died Thursday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of William Haskell McCullough, Jr. The funeral will be 11 am Monday at Davenport Funeral Home where family and friends are welcome to share memories.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.  Flowers accepted. Family members are at […]

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Joseph “Joe” A. Tinoco

Joseph A. Tinoco, 84, of 316 Ravens View Drive, Seneca died Saturday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 11 am Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at 11 am Wednesday at M-J “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home. In place of flowers, […]

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Streetscape work today!

At the start of the work week, the contractor for Walhalla Streetscape plans to continue wiring the underground on the north side of Main Street and start underground electrical work on the south side between Catherine and Spring streets.  Hutch ‘N Son also intends to pour additional concrete driveways on the north side of Main Street.  

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Jail tours start tomorrow

Public tours of Oconee’s new jail begin tomorrow morning, and Sheriff Mike Crenshaw invites everyone to have a look at what was once called “the biggest building the county will ever build.”  It sits on the grounds of the Oconee Law Enforcement Center on S. Church Street in Walhalla.  Tours tomorrow take place 10 a-m to noon and 3 to […]

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