Seneca plans two meetings in one

Mary Tannery and Richard Blackwell appear before Seneca City Council during a 5 o’clock public meeting today at City Hall. At 6 o’clock the council will convene a work session. Among the topics: July 4 contracts and fireworks; report on downtown market study, annexation and rezoning of property at 134 Indian Oak Road.

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Water line break

One lane of SC 28 at Bountyland remains blocked to traffic this morning.  Crews from Seneca Light and water are repairing a 6″ water line.  Affected is the right hand lane of 28 northbound in the vicinity of Parkway Products.

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Helen Louise Holt Wilbanks

Seneca, SC— Helen Louise Holt Wilbanks, 89, wife of the late Thomas Edward “Ed” Wilbanks, of 14042 South Radio Station Road, Seneca, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to stop by Davenport Funeral Home […]

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James Ray Brock

    Walhalla, SC — James Ray Brock, 84, of Walhalla, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Coneross Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:30 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, […]

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Three meth labs found, one “cooking”

The Seneca police say a man had something up his sleeve–a cooking meth lab. The police say they found a man walking along W-S 4th Street around 3 o’clock yesterday morning.  That man was eventually arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine second offense.  According to police, suspect David Allen Berry, 24-year old Seneca resident, carried backpack in which the police […]

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Workplace mishaps at two s. highway 11 locations

A fire at a manufacturing plant and a construction accident kept Oconee County public safety responders on the go late this morning.  The fire occurred at Lift Tek manufacturing; the workplace accident at J-Davis Construction.  Fire broke out around 10 am in a machine section of fork lift accessory maker Lift Tek.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said fire fighters […]

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Final Four is set!

The South Carolina Gamecocks will make their first ever appearance in the college basketball Final Four when they face Gonzaga on Saturday in Arizona. The other Final Four matchup is between North Carolina and Oregon. The winners advance to the championship game on Monday, April 3.

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United Way seeks volunteer help this summer

The United Way of Oconee seeks the public to volunteer for its summer food program.  There are opportunities to pick up, deliver, and serve food.  For more information, contact the United Way’s Alyssa Bush or come to a meeting from 5 to 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 5 at the United Way Center in Seneca.  By sparing one hour out of […]

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State police to probe for Seneca fire cause

Seneca Fire Department now looks to the state police to pinpoint why an antique business burned at mid-day yesterday on E-N 1st Street.  After evaluating what the fire department learned, Chief Jan Oliver said the decision was made to ask agents of the state Law Enforcement Division to go into the building to determine the cause.  But Oliver says, for […]

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