SHS FFA receives national award

The National Future Farmers of America recently selected the Seneca High School chapter as a two-star winner in the national FFA chapter award program. Its members have been invited to Louisville, Kentucky and the national convention at the end of next month to be recognized. The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of […]

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Closing part of a Clemson street

Clemson city leaders consider the closing of a section of a street tonight to allow for the completion of the stalled project to replace the railroad bridge over S.C. 133 near the 123 intersection. At its 7:30 meeting tonight, the city council is to consider the closing of a section of Elm Street. The plan calls for a cul-de-sac at […]

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Remembrance service for 1950 crash victims

A service to remember four servicemen killed in a military plane crash nearly 63 years ago in Pickens County takes place this afternoon near the crash site. On November 11, 1950 an Air Force C-82 twin-engine “Flying Boxcar” carrying four servicemen took off from Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama and was due to land at Greenville Air Force Base. They […]

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So far, evidence shows no foul play

Shortly after Walhalla Fire Department released from the Presbyterian Church fire scene, Chief Doug Kelley said there’s no evidence of any foul play associated with Saturday’s fire that destroyed the church roof and caused heavy damage to the sanctuary below. Origin of the fire is believed to be the room containing the church sound speakers. But Kelley says there’s still […]

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Busy weekend for emergency calls

Two persons hurt in a rollover car accident last night near Westminster. Oconee County Dispatch reports the accident involved a car that rolled into a ditch at 8:30 on the N. Horseshoe Bridge Road. Emergency responders were on the go several times over the weekend. Besides the Walhalla church fire, there were several medical responses. A Norfolk Southern train struck […]

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Our latest from 600 E. Main

Still some visible flames from what’s left of the roof over Walhalla Presbyterian Church, but the worst seems to have ended. Still, 600 E. Main remains a fire suppression scene, as well as a scene to investigate why this morning’s fire occurred. The state police are now there, but the Oconee fire chief says that’s routine any time fire strikes […]

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I-85 traffic stop

A traffic stop on I-85 in Oconee County led sheriff’s officers to place charges of receiving stolen goods against three people. The Sheriff’s Office reports one of its deputies was alerted Thursday afternoon by a KIA automobile that failed to yield while attempting to merge onto the interstate. The charges were filed against driver Matthew James Hardy, 29-year old Anderson […]

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Fire collapses church roof into sanctuary

The destructive fire that broke out inside Walhalla Presbyterian Church at mid-morning collapsed the roof into the church sanctuary, but everyone inside the 600 E. Main Street church got out safely. Church organist Bill Weeks was in the church practicing for tomorrow morning’s service, discovered the fire, and tried to douse it with an extinguisher, which apparently failed to operate. […]

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