To be a candidate, deadline looms

Unless things change over the next day, this year’s ballot for the Seneca City Council will be reserved for incumbents only. The four council members whose seats are to be voted on in March this morning remained the only candidates. Incumbents Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine qualified for re-election last week on the first day of […]

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Music program gets a boost!

 South Carolina Heritage Fair recently presented six new dulcimers to the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla for use in the center’s Appalachian Music program. The instruments were donated through a grant from the Heritage Fair as part of a commitment to promote cultural heritage of the area. And, with those dulcimers, the Heritage Center will offer group lessons to learn […]

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The State of Oconee

The push for economic development and the jobs it provides will dominate the 2014 State of Oconee Luncheon. Organized by the chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster, this year’s luncheon will be 11:30 a-m, Friday, February 21 at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Lined up to speak are Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, John Lummus of Tri-County […]

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Do you know anything about these burglaries?

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office turns to the public for information that could help solve three burglaries. The first was Sunday at 14016 Cherokee Path Drive near Seneca. A television and an I-POD docking station were taken. The other burglaries were Saturday. At 543 Tokeena Road, a T-V was stolen. A homeowner at 240 Deer Knoll Road encountered a brazen intruder who […]

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An idea for countywide Sunday alcohol sales

Seneca passed a 2012 referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales within its corporate limits. The question 96.3/WGOG NEWS is getting this morning is whether the voters across Oconee County would look favorably on such a proposition. Dick Cottingham, as representative of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Sunday Sales, is on the agenda to make a presentation next […]

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Jobs for the asking?

Senior Solutions holds a job fair today at the Marketplace Cinema Senior Center in Anderson, at 3420 Clemson Boulevard. Positions available in both Oconee and Anderson counties include drivers, home care aides, customer service representative, day care aides, and a part-time registered nurse. Today’s job fair will run 9 a-m to 1 p-m. Everyone applying for work at today’s job […]

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Burglary suspect jailed

A 22-year old Seneca man identified by the police as their suspect in a case of burglary was placed yesterday in law enforcement custody. Late Tuesday afternoon the police swarmed an area along Allen Street south of the railroad tracks in their search for Austin Tyrell Cousins. This morning’s booking report from the Oconee Detention Center lists charges against Cousins […]

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Missing Westminster area man

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests your help in the search for a 61-year old Westminster area man, last seen on the 29th of December. He is Richard Alan Marszalek reported to have been seen for the last time walking down the W. Spearman Road sometime before the New Year. His last address was 141 W. Spearman Road—a home which since has […]

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