Mayor’s portrait unveiled

A portrait of the late Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy has been unveiled, as the first of a series of oil portraits to be commissioned of each of that city’s former mayors. Abernathy’s was unveiled Friday at the Clemson Area Transit facility. Public transit was a dream of Abernathy’s, and the background of portrait depicts a “CAT” bus. An artist originally […]

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Seneca votes today!

Seneca voters have a date at the polls today. The field of city council candidates this year is evenly divided between incumbents and challengers. The eight candidates seek four seats on the city council. Voting takes place at the Shaver Recreation Center from 7 a-m to 7 p-m.

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Five heating and air units stolen

Five heating and air units were stolen from New Haven Medical Services on Nelson Lane near Seneca, and the public’s help is being requested to solve this crime. The crime scene is the former location of Gold’s Gym. The value of the heating and air conditioning units taken is reported around $30 thousand. Anyone with information about the case should […]

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Makeup date for the candidates

A make-up date and new location have been arranged for a couple of Oconee political candidates. The next Limited Government for Oconee meeting will be 5:30 p-m Wednesday, March 12 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. A spokeswoman for the organization said, “Both candidates, Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet who are running for County Council District 3 seat have graciously agreed […]

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Moonshine rap pinned on 21-year old

A 21-year old Oconeean turned himself over this morning to law enforcement authorities and faces charges from yesterday’s moonshine liquor bust near Westminster. The Sheriff’s Office has announced two charges against Colby Edward Watts: possession of a distillery for the purpose of manufacturing alcoholic liquors and possession of materials used in the manufacture of alcoholic liquors. He has been released […]

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1% public comment meeting scheduled

Oconeeans in favor or against projects to benefit from a potential penny sales tax get the chance next week to sound off in front of a panel. That panel, the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, is approaching a deadline to recommend which of 10 requests are voted on during this November’s referendum. A two-hour meeting is planned Thursday, March […]

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Devoe to bring New Orleans to Walhalla

A soprano schooled in voice training in New Orleans returns to Walhalla to give a performance in opera and jazz. She’s Catie Devoe, a former Walhalla High student who is to graduate this spring from Loyola University. Devoe’s performance is planned 8 o’clock Friday night, June 13 at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, and tickets will be available. At Walhalla, Devoe was […]

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A 2nd public comment night at OMC

More than 100 people showed up at Oconee Medical Center to heap praise not criticism on hospital leaders. Medical center executives presented their reasons for seeking to link Oconee with the Greenville Health System. And for the most part, the audience supported the plan. Medical center president Jean Ward explained that a dwindling patient load and changes in federal health care […]

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Who took the bird houses?

Bird houses and bird feeders were stolen during the first week of the month at the business near Keowee Key called “For The Birds.” The Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The goods stolen carry a value of more than $600. If your information can help solve this crime, you could be eligible for a cash reward. Call 864/638-STOP. You don’t have […]

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Suspected burglar found at car dealer’s door

Oconee deputies stopped a white Mustang near an open gate at Edwards Auto Sales late Wednesday night and found five to six sets of car keys. They say they then found a man at the door to the showroom. That man was cuffed and arrested. According to the sheriff’s office, Bradley Billy Wayne Smith, 33 years old, of Stephanie Lane, […]

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