Candidates bat the issues!

Challengers for seats on Seneca City Council are suggesting better ways to run city government and believe new blood is needed. Their incumbent opponents, while conceding things can be improved, are defending their record in office which they believe will demonstrate that the city spending is paying off with new jobs and will result in a stronger tax base for […]

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Outpouring of concern at OMC!

Oconee County residents sat one and two rows deep last night in the meeting room of the board of directors at Oconee Medical Center. One month after a surprise announcement that the hospital at Seneca is entertaining the idea of affiliating with a larger health care organization, several Oconeeans took advantage of a chance to weigh-in on the prospects for […]

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Jury picked for criminal court trial

A jury has been selected to begin hearing testimony in the case of South Carolina versus Oconee County resident Kevin Todd Adams. The start of testimony is planned tomorrow morning in General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Adams, 40 years old, was arrested in May 2011 as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the theft of copper power line […]

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Chase starts in Walhalla and ends on SC 11

A police chase that started in Walhalla ended miles out of town. But it ended with the police and county officers finally getting their man. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla police says a city officer spotted an SUV run off College Street late Friday afternoon. Blue lights and sirens were turned on, but Rogers says the driver would not […]

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Major Walhalla project slated for spring

The replacement of the roof at a fire-damaged Walhalla church will make for a major project this spring in the county seat. The congregation at Walhalla Presbyterian Church has decided it wants to re-build at its long-time location—E. Main and S. Johns Street. An architect and a builder have been hired, and church spokesman Thomas Alexander predicts the roof replacement […]

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Murder charge dismissed

At the pre-trial level, the charge of murder has been dismissed against one of two Oconee defendants. Magistrate Will Derrick has confirmed that, in a preliminary hearing Friday, he threw out the case of murder against Patrick Grant Covone—one of two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Marszalek in late December. Magistrates hold preliminary hearings to assess whether […]

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$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little more than a quarter of […]

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Seven charges against Seneca motorist

A broken tail light led to an early morning traffic stop in Seneca. And the police wound up charging the driver with seven offenses alleging violation of drug and traffic laws. The police say they stopped the vehicle shortly before 3 a-m Saturday on the 600 block of South Oak Street and placed the driver, Nathaniel Reese Stone of Seneca, […]

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Oconee students learn healthy eating habits

Elementary school students in Oconee County are learning about the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, they are honing culinary skills, with the help of the school district’s food service supplier, Sodexo. The Oconee district is one of more than 150 districts across the country holding Future Chef events this winter. The local event takes place Thursday, March […]

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