2nd suspect surrenders in Jeep theft case

A second Oconee County man has been arrested in the investigation of a stolen Jeep last month near Clemson. According to the Sheriff’s Office, larceny charges were placed against John Paul Simmons when the 37-year old West Union resident turned himself over yesterday to officers from the warrants division. Simmons and Joshua Wayne Griffin are now accused of taking a […]

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Good citizen award for seven Seneca students

Seven students at Seneca High School have been nominated by the faculty for this year’s Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The students were nominated on four qualities: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Nominated were Melissa Bergey, Celeste Wearing, Brett Sherley, Zach Darst, Trey Scheiper, Josiah Thorsland, and Bailee Hawkins. They wrote an essay that will […]

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Blood Connection shows its appreciation to Oconee students

  Students at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter recently donated a total of 90 units to the Blood Connection, the organization which supplies the region’s blood needs.  And, to show its appreciation, the Blood Connection gave $1 thousand to the career center’s chapter of Health Occupations Students of America.  Each unit of blood donated has the potential to help three people in need.  […]

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Countering negative comments about bus service

A Seneca retiree who relies on the city’s bus service to get around is releasing a report today on her observations about the free service which her city provides, through a contract with Clemson Area Transit. Anita Bearden hopes to counteract recent negative comments made to the Oconee County Council, as the county governing authority considers investing in expanded bus […]

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Church granted extension

A Walhalla church has been granted an extension by the Oconee School Board of Trustees for the temporary use of the local high school for its church services. Golden Corner congregants have been worshipping at Walhalla High School while a contractor completes work on a sanctuary. But last night the Rev. Mark Bagwell, the pastor, told the county trustees that […]

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Filling from within the ranks

At a meeting last night, the trustees of Anderson District Four, which includes Pendleton and Townville schools, agreed to extend an offer to Dr. Joanne Avery to be the next district superintendent. Avery will work until July 1 as superintendet-elect with Dr. Lee D’Andrea, who is retiring as superintendent. D’Andrea announced her retirement plans December 1. By turning to Avery, […]

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Criminal charges pile up against Seneca man

Theft charges piled up yesterday against a 38-year old Seneca man, originally arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office November 5. Yesterday Carey Joe Tollison was served with one breach of trust warrant and six grand larceny warrants. Among other offenses, Tollison is accused of taking a Pace covered utility trailer, valued a $5,500, September 14 from Clearmont Baptist Church near […]

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Pickens man arrested in Oconee car break-ins

Oconee sheriff’s officers have implicated a 30-year old Pickens man in car break-ins that occurred November 25 at two locations on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca. Andrew Glenn Holcombe was arrested and jailed Friday on charges of petty larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle. During one of the crimes a laptop computer, an I-phone and various other items were […]

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Accident blocks intersection

An accident with injuries left an intersection near Seneca temporarily blocked to thru traffic. The accident, during the 8 o’clock hour last night, occurred at 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep Farm Road. It’s the same intersection that left a couple dead in September in a five-vehicle accident.

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