Oconee to intensify litter cleanup

On Earth Day this year Oconee County will intensify its efforts to cleanup the roadsides.  “The Great Oconee Clean Up” (Getting Picky About Litter) will take place from 8:15 a-m to noon on Saturday, April 22.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw joined representatives of Oconee Economic Alliance and Keep Oconee Beautiful and others today in a planning session and the announcement the […]

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Lawsuit against Walhalla

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County resident against Walhalla, its police department, and three of its police officers.  The claim seeks damages for Keith Baker and alleges that Baker was coerced in 2015 into claiming ownership of a bag containing a suspected controlled substance.  In papers filed Tuesday in the Common Pleas Court, Baker’s lawyer says a […]

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Part of Clemson thoroughfare to close Saturday

According to the city of Clemson, a downtown event Saturday will require the closing of part of College Avenue for eight hours.  During the “Spring into Clemson” College Avenue will be closed from 1 to 8 pm, from Keith Street to highway 93.  The closure will be similar to the Welcome Back festival and will affect Earle Street to McCollum […]

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Halbig expounds on potential bus route changes

Seneca’s mayor and council were made aware this week of potential changes to Clemson Area Transit bus routes.  Those changes, as Seneca’s Ed Halbig explained yesterday, are suggestions made by a consultant to better facilitate the transport of passengers in and around Seneca and from Seneca to Clemson.  If any of the consultant’s findings is adopted, city council action will be required.  […]

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Drop-in today to recognize Vietnam War vets

Veterans of the Vietnam War era are the honored guests for a drop-in this afternoon in Walhalla, as a way to recognize their service to the country.  Jerry Dyar, Oconee’s veterans affairs officer, says the general public is also invited to attend and express its gratitude.  The event will be 2 to 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Veterans Affairs […]

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Three government bodies to meet about Pioneer

Three meetings have been set today and tomorrow as efforts apparently intensify to persuade Pioneer Rural Water District to back out of its contract to build a treatment plant.  The city councils in Seneca and Westminster are scheduled to hold separate, private meetings this afternoon and evening, with the caveat that they may act afterward  in their open sessions. The […]

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John Colby Pillsbury

Walhalla, SC — John Colby Pillsbury, 88, husband of Alfreda Ann Pillsbury, of 781 Pickett Post Road, Walhalla, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, St. Paul the […]

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Douglas Lynch

  Seneca – Douglas O’Neal Lynch, 74, husband of Patsy Jo Richardson Lynch, of 125 Euna Lane, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Oconee Medical Center. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Park with full military honors.  The family is at the home of his daughter, Julia McKenzie, 205 Granite […]

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Two deputies graduate

Two Oconee deputies graduated last week from the basic law enforcement program of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  Graduates Scott Spence and David Williams were hired by the Sheriff’s Office September 12.  Last Friday they were part of a graduating class that heard remarks by Spence and Williams’ employer, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  Crenshaw encouraged the graduates to strive […]

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Former clothes store to be restaurant and more

  For generations, Senecans bought clothes at a large downtown building known as Bergen’s.  Going forward, however, the 100-year old corner building at N. Townville and Ramcat Alley is being re-designed for new commercial space including a 100-seat restaurant and an upstairs event center.  Mary Tannery, co-owner of the former Bergen’s Department Store, presented the plans and hopes that she […]

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