Recent arrests by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

Oconee Sheriff’s Office credits undercover operations, along with the help of the Seneca Police Department, in two arrests—both of which were made the night of Thursday, September 5. A 32-year old man from the Pickens County town of Central, Travis Alonzo Donald, was arrested on four charges. The Sheriff’s Office announcement shows Donald charged with possession of a stolen tag, […]

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Bob Faires is Seneca’s 1-cent guy

It’s official. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander has decreed that the city’s utilities superintendent, Bob Faires, shall be Seneca’s representative on a countywide task force that’ll go to work on Oconee’s next stab at a capital projects referendum. And Faires interpreted the mayor’s marching orders last night for him to have a hand on who sits on the committee representing Oconee’ […]

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A night for awards at the City Hall!

Seneca’s regular September meeting of the mayor and city council was a night for honors and recognition at City Hall. A member of the Keowee Key Community, Greg Hammill, used the forum to formally thank “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—for its generosity in providing shuttle service to transport wounded Marines between Keowee Key and Seneca for the annual “Honoring their Service” night […]

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Seneca prepares for its electric buses

Seneca’s planning and community development director gave the city council last night an updated schedule for the delivery of the city’s fleet of electric-powered passenger buses. In the meantime, three locations in and around the city are being prepared as re-charging stations. According to Ed Halbig, one bus is being painted. A second bus is ready to be painted. A […]

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Overnight accidents in Oconee

The collision of a car and a deer this morning is under investigation in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office reports no injuries to the driver in the accident around 5:30 this morning on the Poplar Springs Road. Earlier, a pickup truck left Seneca’s N. Pine Street and struck a tree. EMS personnel were sent to the scene of that accident […]

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Bridge to be closed for repairs

A bridge repair project this month will require the closing of a section of a rural road near Westminster. Mack Kelley, Oconee County Engineer, says to make repairs to the Cobb Bridge over the Chauga River, the bridge will be closed temporarily to traffic. The plans call for the repairs to take place from Monday, September 16 to Monday, October […]

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Driver hurt when car hits light pole

The police in Seneca say an elderly driver required a trip to the hospital this morning when her car hit a decorative light pole on 123 and Old Salem Road. The police quoted the woman as saying a medical problem preceded this morning’s 9:30 accident. In that accident, the driver air bag deployed. The impact left damage to her Ford […]

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Watch out for stopped school buses!

Three weeks into the school year, Oconee sheriff’s deputies are detecting motorists who fail to obey the state’s law when it comes to stopped school buses. When a school bus comes to a stop for picking up and letting out students, a small red stop sign will automatically display on the side of the bus. That’s the sign, according to […]

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