Officers on the road, as usual, on Monday!

Oconee County regular offices are closed Monday to observe Confederate Memorial Day. But it’s no holiday for the men and women who keep the peace. One media report, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, erroneously gave the impression that his office would completely shut down. In reality, the administrative offices housing the office staff, are closed for the holiday, but officers, as […]

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Electric power outage scheduled for three hours

Seneca Light and Water is alerting a large swath of its electric power customers to an outage that is scheduled to last three hours and take place beginning midnight Sunday. According to Bob Faires, utilities director, the outage is planned for a period when most people are asleep and is required for maintenance work at the city’s #2 substation on […]

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Charles Beamon Stancil

Charles Beamon Stancil, 81, of 185 Charlie B. Farm Road, Seneca died Wednesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Billie Ray Stancil.  Stancil was a self-employed farmer who was also known for presenting music events for young people, such as the years he and his wife ran the Chicken Shack dance club in Seneca and the outdoor […]

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Open house for Toastmasters

A new Toastmasters chapter is being organized in Oconee County. If you are interested in improving your communication skills, leadership abilities, or just making new friends, an event this month could be just right for you. A Toastmasters open house takes place at 11:30 Wednesday morning, May 20 at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. Light refreshments will be served. […]

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Techtronics Industries expands in Anderson

Techtronic Industries is expending in Anderson County. The company is to invest $85 million into a new distribution center that is to create more than 200 jobs the next five years. According to the state Department of Commerce, TTI’s new distribution center will be built near the I-85/SC 81 interchange. The intent is to improve efficiency and productivity, along with […]

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Swinging jail doors open

Monday is an important day for the contractor and the correctional guards at the new Oconee Jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Monday is the day they will open the electronic doors of the penal facility to give the jail guards an idea what it’s going to be like. “We should be fully operational sometime in July depending on our detention […]

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“Small stuff” remains before new bridge opens

“A DOT official says unless weather interferes, a new bridge over a secondary road near Seneca will open for traffic late next week. And when the bridge on Bountyland Road over a tributary of Richland Creek is ready it will spell an end to the detour that has faced motorists in the vicinity of Foothills Community Church since late February. […]

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Special County Council meeting

Going into a special Oconee County Council meeting this afternoon one question is whether a second time will prove the charm. Charming was no way to describe council’s deliberations earlier this week on what to do about a back tax claim against the owners of a plane kept at the Oconee Airport. An attempt to head off the case at […]

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Stolen car alert leads to arrests

Matching the description of a stolen car, the Seneca police stopped a silver Honda Civic headed eastbound yesterday on Railroad Street. That stop led to the arrest of the driver and the passenger. The police have announced warrants charging driver Tiffani Matthews with possession of stolen goods and possession of methamphetamine second offense and passenger Cody Eugene Tyler with possession […]

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