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Arrest made in theft of outdoor equipment

February 4, 2014

A theft some time during 2013 has landed a 33-year old Oconeean in jail. The arrest of Winfred Allen Cawthon was reported yesterday morning by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, Cawthon is accused of stealing a tractor, radiator, starter, and wiring harness from a pasture on Rebecca Lane and Cobb Bridge Road in…

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Why 2-9-64 so special to Marty McKee

February 4, 2014

If in Oconee County there’s a greater fan of the Fab Four, or the Mop Tops, from a grimy English seaside city, other than Marty McKee, well, let that person stand…and come to the fore. For McKee, there are a number of reasons to explain why he could claim such a title. He’s a walking…

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Rep. Bowen pushes for I-85 widening

February 4, 2014

A state lawmaker from Anderson County says he’s a regular at monthly meetings of the South Carolina Transportation Commission to press the need for roadwork in the Upstate—especially Interstate-85. But Rep. Don Bowen says it’s going to take more than being a nag to get action on three-laning 85 from Anderson County exit 19 through…

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Store worker charged in thefts

February 4, 2014

A 30-year old Walhallan has been arrested and charged in the theft of items at the store where he worked. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced breach of trust charges against Adam Ray Baker as part of an investigation of the theft of $1,100 worth of merchandise at Seneca’s Wal-Mart. Taken from the store were 39 DVDs,…

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Who’s best to succeed Seneca’s Eddie Adams?

February 4, 2014

Four men have notified a committee in Columbia that they intend to apply and be screened for the open Third Congressional District seat on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. It’s the seat vacated recently by the resignation of Seneca’s Eddie Adams. The hopefuls so far are Ray Gunnells of Honea Path, William Lowrish…

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Seneca holds special luncheon Friday

February 4, 2014

Seneca’s signature event to mark February as Black History Month will be a luncheon on Friday. It’s planned as a three-hour event, from 12 to 3, at the Gignilliat Community Center where there will be speakers, including representatives of the island country Barbados. In the meantime, Seneca has begun an effort to plan the city’s…

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“Lot of good ideas for building and 12 acres”

February 4, 2014

The task force to find an alternate use for a former Seneca school building and property is in no rush. And, as Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley put it last night, the committee wants to avoid doing something just for the sake of doing it. O’Kelley is a spokesman for the group of city officials and…

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Alexander happy to stay mayor

February 4, 2014

Seneca’s near 20-year mayor has removed himself from any thought that he might use the 2014 election year to make a jump in politics. After last night’s special council meeting, Dan Alexander knocked down the rumors that he’s been thinking about the Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. Alexander told 96.3./WGOG NEWS he will not…

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Seneca car accidents

February 3, 2014

An accident underneath a set of traffic lights in Seneca sent two people this morning to the hospital. The police identified the injured as one of the car drivers and a passenger in the second car. Lt. Robert Tribble says the accident occurred shortly after 9:15 this morning at S. Oak and Railroad streets—-and occurred…

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Seneca leaders in back-to-back meetings

February 3, 2014

State Revolving Fund and an update on the Kellett project are agenda items for a work session tonight of the Seneca City Council. The 6 o’clock City Hall meeting will be followed by a special council meeting. Matters involving the Strickland Preservation Group Committee are on the agenda for both the work session and the…

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  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
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