Senecan sent to prison for threats

A Seneca woman pleaded guilty today to making nearly 30 telephoned bomb threats. Melissa Ann Griggs was sent to prison for three years, after being sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. The plea and sentence today put an end to a case that, at the start of 2013, had the Seneca and Clemson areas on edge because of a […]

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Seneca approves one contract, to negotiate a second

Seneca City Council has given its utilities superintendent the authority to enter a contract with a construction company to convert a former school building into the new home of the city’s Light and Water Department. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey, once the former Kellett Elementary School, now owned by the city, is renovated for utility department purposes, all Light and […]

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Time to get political!

An event tonight in Walhalla apparently will be the only time that city voters can sample this year’s council candidates from a collection of all of those running before the arrival of Election Day. The chamber of commerce has turned to attorney Tim Merrell to moderate tonight’s event, which is designed for all six candidates for three council seats to […]

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Seneca takes steps to create new museum

Seneca has begun steps to create a second museum—on the grounds of its other museum, the Lunney Museum. The new museum, to be named for Martha Strickland, will help recognize the city’s African-American history. A sketch of what it could look like was provided the mayor and council during a special meeting last night at City Hall. City Administrator Greg […]

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Extending design-review guidelines

In the opinion of Seneca’s director of planning and community development, a spurt of commercial development on E. N. 1st Street and the By-Pass points up the need for design-review guidelines to be extended to other parts of the city. Currently, such guidelines apply only to buildings and property adjoining the city’s historic district downtown. Ed Halbig, the director, made […]

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Central man charged with CU burglary

  Campus police at Clemson have arrested a Central man who they saw unlawfully entered a student residence hall and an individual’s room. Quincy Lashaxie Burt, 21, who is not a university student or employee, was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary—a felony. The police say a man followed a female student from downtown Clemson to a campus residence hall. Without […]

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More time to pinpoint the cause

The Walhalla fire chief says more time will be required before investigators assign a cause for the September fire that heavily damaged the Presbyterian Church on E. Main Street. But Doug Kelley says the cause could be determined in a just a couple of days. “SLED and ATF came back in Friday and started doing some more investigation,” Kelley told […]

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Tech workshop in the higher elevations

Asheville, North Carolina has been selected as the location for this weekend’s workshop meeting of the Tri-County Technical College commissioners. The commissioners, as a board, will hold two days of work meetings Saturday and Sunday in the John Cecil board room at Asheville’s Double Tree Hotel. They’ll get a financial update, a report from Tech President Dr. Ronnie Booth, as […]

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Fall back one hour weekend

It’s the one weekend a year when you’ll gain one hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time ends in this part of the country this weekend. And a good way to keep the right time is to move your clocks and watches back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night.  The time-change weekend is also a reminder to change […]

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Rude welcome to Seneca area neighborhood

No sooner did a man settle into his new home in a Seneca area neighborhood did the new resident discover that items he had stored inside his house were missing. The crime occurred two weeks ago on the Old Clemson Highway. Oconee sheriff’s officers on Friday arrested three people on charges of receiving stolen goods and were able to return […]

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