Fire destroys chicken house

Fire during the midnight hour south of Seneca destroyed a poultry house.  There was no immediate word this morning whether there were any chickens inside the building.  The fire occurred on SC 24 near 59, inside the fire protection district of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.

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Mayor: “This is an accomplishment”

Seneca has achieved an improved rating for its fire protection district.  At City Hall last night, city administrator Greg Dietterick announced that after an evaluation the I-S-O—the Insurance Services Office—had dropped the city’s rating from a 3 to 2.  The lower the rating the greater the potential for insurance companies to lower the premiums of their policyholders.  At the meeting, […]

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Oconee hospital welcomes Epic on Saturday

Saturday, the first of October, Oconee Memorial Hospital transitions to a new electronic record and billing system.  The system called Epic, has been implemented at other Greenville Health System hospitals and physician offices, is aimed at allowing the providers to more efficiently care for patients by operating on one electronic medical record system.  Epic is to make it possible for […]

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Home burglary near Seneca leads to arrest

A 20-year old man has been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with a four-month old home burglary near Seneca.  The man arrested, Harold Arnold Thurston III (right), was located in jail in Stephens County, Georgia.  Two addresses are given for Thurston, in Belton, South Carolina and Lavonia, Georgia.  On May 30 an Oconee deputy investigated a Snow Creek Road […]

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October is National Fire Prevention Month

Next month is National Fire Prevention Month.  During Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, Walhalla Fire Department personnel will fan out to the local schools with fire safety messages.  Throughout October the theme will be “Don’t Wait:  Check the Date!  Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”  Walhalla fire fighters remind everyone to replace their smoke detector batteries when the time changes. […]

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Search begins for new chamber leader

The search is now underway for an executive director for the new Oconee Chamber of Commerce, a merger of the county’s three chambers of commerce.  Julian Davis is hopeful a choice can be made so that the executive director can start work by the middle week of next month.  Those interested in applying for the position may contact Davis at […]

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Seneca leaders meet tonight

Seneca City Council holds a combination work session/special meeting tonight at City Hall. The meetings start at 6 o’clock.  Among tonight’s business is final approval of an agreement to preserve an old log cabin that once served as a library for African American city residents.  The public may attend.

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Three-vehicle smashup on SC 188

Two pickup trucks and an SUV collided on SC 188 this afternoon in front of the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca.  Responders say three people were hurt, including a girl who was sent by helicopter for treatment.  She was described in stable condition, according to a responder who spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS. Two of the vehicles wound up wedged against […]

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Greenville man charged with home burglaries in Oconee

  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, deputy sheriffs in Greenville County found stolen items from Oconee County in the possession of a Greenville man.  That man has now been arrested and charged with burglaries near Seneca on Fernwood Drive and the Wells Highway.  The crimes occurred in May. Jewelry and other items were stolen. The Sheriff’s Office identifies the […]

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