BASF employee arrested

An employee of a manufacturing plant near Seneca has been arrested and charged with crime against his employer. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that Walhalla resident Bryan Keith Jones was arrested and jailed yesterday morning on the charge of breach of trust. The affidavit to the arrest warrant charges that the 50-year old Jones breached the trust of his […]

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Suspect in custody!

A situation of potential danger has been alleviated in the vicinity of Seneca High School. For a time this morning, the school was under code red which meant that students and staff were confined to their rooms, while the police looked for a suspect. The code red, however, was a precaution on the side of safety while the police looked […]

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Former Oconee deputy arrested

The investigation of a physical abuse complaint has led to the arrest of an Oconee sheriff’s deputy. The state police obtained a warrant charging Robert Beddingfield with assault and battery third degree on his nine-year old son. Beddingfield was placed last night in the Oconee Jail and, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw terminated Beddingfield from his job […]

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New Habitat for Humanity House

The Habitat for Humanity House that volunteers are building on the Clemson campus is made of new energy-efficient materials that will help the owner save money on heating and air conditioning bills while reducing its carbon footprint. Students, faculty members and other volunteers are building the house on Bowman Field as part of Homecoming tradition dating to 1993. The partially-completed […]

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Students take pledge against bullying

  Students at Walhalla Middle School took a pledge this week against what’s considered to be a worldwide problem that can interfere with a student’s right to learn in a safe environment without fear. The middle schoolers on Wednesday joined other students across the country in taking part in a national unity day. They’ve signed an anti-bullying pledge which, in part, […]

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Lions Club’s annual chicken barbecue

The Seneca Lions Club will continue today to raise money for people in need through its annual chicken barbecue event. Plates are available for $10 dollars. And you can eat in or carry out any time between 4 and 7 this evening at the St. Mark Methodist Church. For $10 dollars, you get barbecued chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, iced tea […]

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Prison sentence for sex crime

A plea of guilt this week resolved a sex crime in the court of Oconee General Sessions at Walhalla. Court records show that Judge Alison Renee Lee accepted the plea of Christopher Trent Wilder to the charge of criminal sexual conduct first degree. The victim of the crime June 21 was identified as a woman at her Utica community home […]

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Pocketbook theft leads to arrest

The theft of a pocketbook last month from the Seneca McDonald’s restaurant has led to the arrest of a 28-year old OconeeCounty man.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Justin Marshall Gunn on the charge of petty larceny.  A restaurant customer left her pocketbook at a table and went to the counter to correct her breakfast order.  […]

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Shoplifter flees Wal-Mart

A man is suspected of stealing a $300 dollar camera early Sunday evening at Wal-Mart near Seneca. A loss prevention representative of the store confronted the man on his way out, but the shoplifting suspect made it to the parking lot and fled toward Westminster in a blue Chevy Cavalier. He was dressed in blue jeans, wearing a navy blue […]

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