SHS recognizes National Merit students

 A Seneca High senior, Emily Barber, is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of Emily and 16 thousand other semifinalists. Those academically-talented students have the chance to continue in the competition for 8 thousand scholarships worth about $35 million to be offered next spring. According to Seneca Principal Cliff […]

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A second year of free credit monitoring

South Carolina is turning to a different company to provide free credit protection for state residents whose personal information was potentially compromised by last year’s computer breech at the State Department of Revenue. According to an announcement by Marcia Adams, Budget and Control Board Director, Texas-based CS Identity Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide an additional year of […]

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Football stadium begins to take shape!

A new football stadium has begun to take shape at the Walhalla High School construction project. And the acting superintendent for Oconee public schools clarifies a report about how soon athletic facilities at the new complex will be ready for use. Contractors have begun to pour the walls for the visitors’ side of the stadium off SC 11. And Dr. […]

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Park Ranger to speak to Rotary Club

The park ranger at Oconee Station State Park, Scott Alexander, speaks tomorrow to the Seneca Rotary Club. He’ll be talking about all of the state parks in Oconee County. Originally, Congressman Jeff Duncan was to have been the speaker. But events in Washington require the congressman’s presence there. And it means that Duncan’s talk tomorrow evening to the Stamp Creek […]

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Powerball jackpot winner surfaces

The winner of South Carolina’s nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot has come forward. The winning ticket was presented to the South Carolina Education Lottery yesterday afternoon by a Columbia area resident who declined to be identified. The Lottery quotes the winner as saying this was only the second time he’s played. He was home alone last Thursday when he checked […]

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Search for Jeep stolen in Pickens winds up near Westminster

A Jeep stolen yesterday in Pickens turned up near Westminster, where officers arrested and charged a 34-year old man. The victim witnessed a man getting into her parked Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Pickens’ Ingle’s Store and driving away. Later, she helped authorities find the car near Westminster’s Coffee Road by activating her Smart Phone locater. And Oconee Sheriff’s officers […]

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City to flush hydrants

Hydrants within the Walhalla water system will be flushed for a one-month period, between Monday, September 30 and Friday, November 1. According to a City Hall announcement, the hydrant flushing may cause some discoloration for a short period of time. The city promises the water will be safe to drink. However, before running laundry, you may want to check the […]

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