Vehicle of interest seen in OC

The police in Toccoa, Georgia say they have a picture of a car which they consider a vehicle of interest in the homicide of a 28-year old man. The police believe that car was captured in a photograph as traveling on 123 through Westminster on the morning of March 18—some time after the death of Montavious Flentell. Flentell was found […]

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Arrest made in 2013 home burglary

A 34-year old Townville man has been arrested by sheriff’s officers in the investigation of a 2013 home burglary in rural Oconee County. According to law enforcement reports, charges of burglary and larceny have been placed against David Joseph Witherington in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of a burglary September 20 on Fort Hill Drive. Contractors discovered the burglary and the […]

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Seneca intersection accident

One driver was hurt in an accident this morning at Seneca’s N. Townville and Railroad intersection. The police say the driver of a Honda was taken to the hospital for treatment. The police were looking for the second vehicle, a truck, that according to Lt. Robert Tribble left the scene of the accident.

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Road blocked

State troopers report an accident near Walhalla this morning has blocked the highway. Injuries are reported in this morning’s crash, shortly before 8 o’clock at Sherwood Drive and SC 28/the Highlands Highway.

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Cursive handwriting primed for return

A panel of Oconee teachers believes it’s in the best interests of local education for cursive handwriting instruction to be returned to their curriculum. Students of yesterday will remember cursive writing for its flowing strokes of characters and rounded angles. Officially, cursive writing has been out of the state’s curriculum for several years. But, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, county […]

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One week of General Sessions Court

Seven cases are on the trial docket for this week’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Defendants are charged with offenses including driving under the influence, drugs, assault, kidnapping, and resisting arrest. Court takes place at the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla and Judge Cordell Maddox of Anderson presides.

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Prom dress giveaway

Any girl in need of a dress for prom season can get one without charge in Seneca. The dress giveaway continues through tomorrow at 615 N. Townville Street behind the health department—from 3 to 7 p-m each day. This is the fifth year that the Seneca Woman’s Club, in cooperation with Clemson sororities, is providing used dresses. Each year they […]

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Challenge to the sitting governor

Republicans get a choice this year in who they wish their nominee to be for South Carolina governor. Businessman Tom Ervin filed Saturday as a Republican candidate for governor for the June 10th primary. Ervin’s candidacy presents a challenge to Nikki Haley, the first-term Republican governor who is running for re-election. Ervin owns and operates three Upstate radio stations and […]

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Qualifying ends in Oconee without a whimper

Candidates’ books closed at Walhalla yesterday for Oconeeans to run in the June primary elections, without any new candidates. There will, however, be Republican contests between Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick for their party’s nominaton for Seat One, Oconee County Council and between Andy Inabinet and Paul Cain for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. In a separate, special primary, Inabinet […]

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A conference call on those electric buses

After a conference call today, Seneca’s point man for passenger bus service said it’s his gut feeling that the city’s electric buses will return some time in mid-summer. And that Ed Halbig believes would mean they would finally begin service some time later this year. Halbig took part in a telephone call with Clemson Area Transit and Proterra of Greenville—the […]

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