New Jersey man arrested in Oconee

A New Jersey man believed to have been staying temporarily in Townville awaiting a ride back to the Garden State has been arrested and charged with stealing a car. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has identified 32-year old David Allen Simmons Jr., as charged with grand larceny in the theft last month of a 2007 Dodge Nitro from Shady Lane, Townville […]

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Senecans impressed by Presidential announcement

Lindsey Graham may be the favorite of South Carolina, but it’s the other states that the U-S senator must impress if he’s to get to move into the White House in 2017. Still the big event that officially launched the Oconee County resident into the 2016 political foray was something that impressed the local folk—those who know Graham well. Among […]

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Bridge to be replaced over Six Mile Creek

Part of Jones Mill Road in Pickens County will be closed this summer as a DOT contractor replaces the bridge spanning Six Mile Creek. The location is 1.5 miles northwest of South Carolina 133. The job goes to United Infrastructure of Great Falls. The bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Saturday and, barring unforeseen delays, the work will take […]

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Evaluating Thorsland’s first year

How well has Dr. Michael Thorsland acquitted himself in his first year as Oconee County Superintendent of Education? The board of trustees intends to evaluate Thorsland during a meeting Saturday in the conference room at Walhalla Middle School. The evaluation is planned as a closed-door session. When selected a year ago to succeed the retired Mike Lucas, Thorsland received a […]

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Graham makes it official!

At Central, Senator Lindsey  Graham hit hard on foreign policy, as he made his announcement. The Senate Armed Services Committee member told his audience that, more than all other hopefuls for President including Democrat Hillary Clinton, he has the most experience in the foreign policy field. He says it’s time for America “to come back.” He called for “strength through […]

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Time for America to come back!

Graham is hitting hard on the theme of foreign policy, as he makes his announcement.  The Senate Armed Services Committee has told his audience that, more than all other hopefuls for President including Democrat Hillary Clinton, he has the most experience in the foreign policy field.  He says it’s time for America “to come back.”   He’s calling for “strength […]

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New use for Walhalla Middle

New use has been decided for the 40-year old Walhalla Middle School—once that school closes this week in anticipation to moving next door to the current high school campus. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, admits that heating and air conditioning problems will impede the district from using other sections of the building next year. But the district’s alternative school […]

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