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Seneca intersection accident

August 31, 2012

A late morning accident in Seneca injured one person and prompted the investigating officers to write citations. Police Chief John Covington said the accident was a rear-end collision at 123 and Lindsay Road. One was person was transported by EMS for what are believed to have been minor injuries, according to Covington.

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Fatal shootings in Pickens County

August 31, 2012
Fatal shootings in Pickens County

Pickens County Sheriff’s Department reports a 61-year old man is its suspect in a double homicide late last night at an address on the Saluda Dam Road. The victims in the shootings were Sandy Lee Smith, 42 years old, and Daniel Gabriel Smith, 15. According to the sheriff’s department, suspect William D. Thomas is the…

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Stolen Jeep case leads to Anderson

August 31, 2012

A 31-year old Anderson man has been jailed in Oconee, charged by the Seneca police with stealing a vehicle from Leader Ford. The theft of a Jeep Wrangler from the dealership was reported August 14 and a follow up investigation by the Anderson police found the Jeep parked behind the Anderson County Courthouse. Charged with…

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For Seneca, a deal practically done

August 31, 2012

All papers required for Seneca to become the new owner of a 475 thousand square foot building were signed yesterday. And Joel Seavey says final details are being taken care of today. The Seneca financial officer serves as an officer on the newly-created Seneca Facilities Corporation. The corporation will manage the building that city leaders…

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Veterans have used van to sell

August 31, 2012
Veterans have used van to sell

Now that Oconee veterans have a new medical transport van, they have a used one to sell. The Veterans Council is accepting bids for its 2004 Ford Windstar (right), 7-passenger van, with about what are described as “90,000 easy miles on it.” If you are interested, send a sealed bid, with your minimum offer of…

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Traffic change ahead

August 31, 2012

The state’s resident construction engineer for the DOT spoke with guarded confidence today that the contractor is going to meet the December deadline for completing Sheep Farm Road near Seneca. Turning what once was a curvy, country road into a four-lane highway has been in the works two years, with general contractor, U.S. Group, facing…

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Westminster water disruption

August 31, 2012

A water disruption is planned next week by Westminster affecting a section of the city along Doyle Street. Beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 6, water will be turned off at the intersection of Doyle and Simpson streets for about six hours. City crews and contract workers plan to connect a new line for the…

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County leaders on stage at Seneca

August 31, 2012

The last of a “Round the County” town hall series of meetings, featuring the Oconee County Council and the county administrator, is set for Thursday night, September 13 in Seneca. Everyone is invited from 6 to 8 that night to the Harry Hamilton Auditorium at Seneca High School for the fifth in a series of…

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Just for kids

August 31, 2012

The theme for tomorrow’s Oconee Appalachian Kids program at the Heritage Center in Walhalla will be apples. The program, from 1 to 2 p.m., begins with story time featuring the book ‘Apple Picking Time’ by Michelle Swanson. Assistant curator Jennifer Moss will discuss the area’s heritage of apple-growing and children get to put together an…

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Labor Day pests

August 31, 2012

Labor Day weekend is here and campers can escape to the woods, pitch tents, roast marshmallows — and destroy South Carolina’s beautiful ash trees. That’s what can happen when they tote their own firewood into campsites. Sherry Aultman of Clemson University’s department of plant industry, says, “Bringing firewood into state parks and campsites from other…

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