Seneca man surrenders himself to face charges

Five months after the crimes, a Seneca man has turned himself over to authorities. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest yesterday of Justin Dimon Alexander on charges of first degree burglary and grand larceny. The crimes occurred November 5 on Old Clemson Highway, where three television sets were taken from a home. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Additional drug arrests

Oconee County law enforcement agencies are announcing two additional arrests this morning in the ninth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office along with all five municipal police departments in the county (Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster and West Union) as well as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources participated in the countywide drug roundup. The operation began […]

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Interest in two empty Seneca buildings

There is interest in two of Seneca’s empty buildings, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. And the mayor gave his vision for a further re-vitalization of the downtown today during a meeting at the Oconee Chamber of Commerce. He told the meeting that he would like to see two new anchor stores in the downtown to help bring more visitors and […]

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Whitney letter has the mayor thinking

A Seneca attorney counted 323 cigarette butts alongside the walking track of the Shaver Recreation Center. In a letter to the editor of The Journal, Robert Whitney questions whether it’s proper for children engaged in recreation activities to be exposed to second hand smoke. Mayor Dan Alexander today expressed an open mind as to doing something about it. That something […]

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Expression of confidence in Covington and Crenshaw

Seneca’s top elected leader expressed confidence today that if local law enforcement leaders detected an instance of racial profiling, they would take immediate steps to stop it and help ensure the practice is never repeated. During a public policy chat at the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Dan Alexander said he has confidence in both his city’s police chief, John […]

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Motorcycle theft leads to arrest near Westminster

The theft of a motorcycle from an address in a rural area near Westminster has led the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to an arrest. According to law enforcement authorities, Lewis Vince Collins, 39-year old resident of the Knox Cove Road, has been charged with burglary first degree and grand larceny in the investigation of the theft of a Harley Davidson hugger […]

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Seneca singers excel

The Seneca High School Honors Chorale earned a superior rating on both the performance and sight singing divisions of the SC State Choral Festival in Columbia. The Honors Women’s Chorus also received a Superior Rating on their choral performance and the sight singing portion of the competition. This is the Honors Choir’s eighteenth performance at the SC State Choral Festival. […]

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An honor for the Clemson campus police

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has bestowed on the Clemson University police a statewide honor. For mid-sized law enforcement agencies, employing 26 to 50 officers, the Clemson University Police Department was named 2014 Public Safety Agency of the Year. The state Department of Pubic Safety recognizes officers and agencies for their work to uphold DUI laws and their […]

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300-customer increase seen as a good sign

For the first year since the Great Recession left its mark, Pickens-based Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative recorded an up tick in its customer base. At Blue Ridge’s annual media luncheon, Terry Ballenger welcomed 305 new consumers in 2014 to the retail electric service provider in five Upstate counties. Across Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Greenville and Spartanburg, Blue Ridge counts 64 thousand […]

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