Getting political in Seneca!

It’s time for Seneca residents to get serious about their city government. Candidate qualifying opens today for Seneca’s March 11 election—when the voters will be asked to fill four of the eight council seats. Those council members whose seats expire this year and who are eligible to run again are Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley and Andrea Alewine. The […]

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Unemployment fraud in Pickens County

A Pickens County woman is one of three South Carolinians who pleaded guilty and were sentenced for making a false statement or misrepresentation with the intent to defraud the Department of Employment and Workforce. Thomasina Hicks, 29-year old Central resident, received unemployment benefits between 2009 and 2011 based on her weekly certifications that she was totally unemployed and earning no […]

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Hikers airlifted from park

The North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) airlifted three stranded South Carolina hikers who spent a bitterly cold and wet night on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three were taken to Asheville’s Mission Hospital. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags, and shelter. They were treated […]

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Tech touts study

Tri-County Technical College is drawing attention to a new study that re-enforces the idea that it pays to invest in education. Tech commissioned an outside company to analyze the socio-economic benefits and return investment of the college that serves Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. “Probably the best example is that folks are going to work. The direct impact to students […]

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Lawmakers to meet the public tonight

Oconee’s state lawmakers will discuss the start of a new legislative session tonight. The delegation’s annual meeting also serves as a chance for members of the public to address the lawmakers. All requests for spots on the agenda, however, were due by last Thursday. Tonight’s delegation meeting begins at 5:30 at the Seneca City Hall.

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School buses on the road!

The Christmas break has finally ended for Oconee public schools. Classes open for the last half of the academic year at regular time this morning. And that means those yellow school buses are back on the roads today. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “….it appears we’ve dodged the possibility of snow for today.  The Arctic blast is to arrive later […]

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Two hours in: OC’s first 2014 tragedy

Post-mortems take place today to help the coroner’s office document the fatal injuries suffered by two Oconee County children in yesterday’s accident in which their mother was the driver. According to the highway patrol, the driver was Melissa Cassandra Patton. The Dodge Durango driven by Patton hit a Utica Baptist Church sign on the Wells Highway and overturned. Patton, along […]

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