Fire death ruled accidental

Autopsy findings show a 79-year old Townville man died Tuesday of carbon monoxide poisoning inside his highway 24 home that caught fire. Coroner Karl Addis says contributing to Woodrow Nalley’s death was a pre-existing coronary disease. The Nalley home fire is being investigated by local and state authorities. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Missing Lake Hartwell boater

An overnight search on Lake Hartwell failed to locate a missing boater, but the search will resume this morning. After the boater became overdue at the Hartwell State Park near I-85, public safety responders began to search a large area of water and shoreline. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, says if you live in the Lake Hartwell area […]

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Second polling spot urged for Seneca

Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley says he wants to think further about an idea to establish a second voting location in his city. A recommendation to consider Gignilliat Community Center as the new place to vote for about one-half of the city’s voters will go on the agenda for this month’s work session of the city council. Tuesday night Joy Scharich, […]

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All tickets reserved for Friday’s luncheon

Tickets went fast for Friday’s luncheon to celebrate Black History Month in Seneca. The city’s Shelby Henderson says 200 people are expected to fill the tables that will be set up in the Gignilliat Community Center. There, Dr, Roy Jones of Clemson’s Call Me Mister Program will speak on the subject “Saving the Black Male.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Work to resume on Mountain Road

Within two weeks, those live along the Oconee’s rural Mountain Road between Walhalla and Westminster can expect to see a contractor’s crews return to seal cracks in the asphalt. King Asphalt of Liberty last week finished asphalt patching on the road. A spokesman said the schedule, however, will depend on the weather. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca votes on new wholesale power deal

Seneca is halfway there toward a new arrangement to buy its electrical power from a wholesale supplier. At city administrator Greg Dietterick’s recommendation, city council voted last night to approve first reading of an ordinance to sign a contract with the state-created Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) in Moncks Corner. Dietterick told the mayor and the council they’ll have all […]

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Seneca to “release” diesel buses

Ed Halbig says Seneca’s switch to all electric buses is working so well that the city no longer needs its fleet of diesel-powered buses. On the recommendation of the city’s planning and community development director, city council last night voted “to release” the buses to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The DOT holds title to the buses. When purchased […]

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