Chest wound proved fatal

An autopsy, at which state police officers were present, shows the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Seneca died of a wound to the chest.  Coroner Karl Addis said Zachary Hammond sustained a second wound to the collarbone, but that wound was not fatal.  Addis said the wounds are consistent with bullets from a .45-caliber handgun, the kind used by […]

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Award recognizes Seneca’s switch to all-electric buses

Seneca’s switch to a fleet of all electric-powered buses has merited an award from a state agency.   The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control named Seneca and the Clemson Area Transit winners of its “Spare the Air” award—symbolic of the city and its passenger bus service provider environmental-friendly efforts.  Word of the award arrived yesterday at City Hall […]

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Fire renders dynamite safe

A small shed near LakeKeowee that contained dynamite was set afire yesterday for the purpose of making the dynamite safe.  After the owner of the shed found the dynamite, Keowee Fire Department responded to Doug Hollow Road and was joined eventually by the bomb squad from Anderson.  The experts advised local authorities that the safest course would be to burn […]

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Dobbins honored as agriculture leader

Dr. Tom Dobbins, state director of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award from the state Association of Agricultural Educators.  The award was presented to the Townville native at a recognition banquet this month on the campus of ClemsonUniversity.  Dobbins is considered a national leader in agricultural education.  

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Dynamite discovered near Lake Keowee

At 1 o’clock this afternoon a building fire is to be deliberately set to help get rid of a box of dynamite found inside a building near Lake Keowee.  OconeeCounty authorities are relying on the bomb squad from Anderson to safely clear the scene of potential danger.  Officials say the plan is to first bush-hog around the building.  The location […]

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Etrulia “Trudy” McDonald Crooks

Etrulia McDonald Crooks, 78, of 3018 Corinth Drive, Seneca died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Horace Odell Crooks. She sang songs at nursing homes and, for 24 years, the “Biscuit Maker” at Donald’s Grocery. The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Several Streetscape workers on the job today

The contractor is hopeful that the bases for Walhalla’s new downtown street lights are ready to be poured, on the block from Tugaloo to College streets. Excavation work for electrical conduit between College and Catherine is partially finished.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, the electrical work is slower than the waterline work.    

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Restaurant to open on Sheep Farm Road

Three businessmen are about to open a new Subway restaurant near Seneca.  For partners John Powell, Rick Cook, and Robbie Burrell this venture will have them close the existing Subway in ApplewoodShopping Center and replace it with a new Subway across the highway—fronting Sheep Farm Road between Sheep Farm and The Home Depot.  Powell says this will be the first […]

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Three shoplifting cases at Wal-Mart

Three cases of shoplifting at the Seneca Wal-Mart, so far, are stumping police investigators.  And you can help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve these crimes.  Deputies seek the public’s help to identify two people, one male and one female, in relation to all three crimes.  A deputy responded to Wal-Mart May 31, June 27, and June 28.  In each shoplifting, […]

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Tech commissioners on board!

In a meeting yesterday, the commissioners for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege cast a vote in favor of building the college’s OconeeCounty campus in what now is a new, but empty industrial park on n. highway 11.  The action by the Tech board equates to one-third of the required local approvals on the way to make the entire project a reality in the Oconee […]

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