Multiple charges arise from late night incident

Multiple charges have been placed by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as the result of a late Tuesday night incident on Bessie Lee Drive near Walhalla.  According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, three charges were placed against Thomas Gregory Lockridge Jr:  kidnapping, assault and battery first degree, and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  The 28-year old Lockridge […]

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Bat potentially exposes one person to rabies

South Carolina DHEC has referred one person to a private health care provider to talk about post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to a rabid bat in the Clemson area of Pickens County. The bat was found dead in a room where the person was sleeping. But there was no obvious evidence that the victim was bitten or scratched. The […]

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Get plugged into information event

Dan Alexander, representing the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, reminds everyone of tonight’s important information meeting in Seneca. From 6 to 7:30 at the Gignilliat Community Center, you can learn about resources available to the Oconee County community. Several agencies that provides services to the public will be represented.

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Seneca plant wins statewide honor

Seneca’s Borg Warner TorqTransfer Systems took home the 2015 Silver Crescent Award during this week’s South Carolina Manufacturing Excellence Awards held at Greenville’s TD Convention Center. According to Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, the awards Tuesday were judged by a panel of experts from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and based on demonstrated performance in citizenship, employee engagement, customer […]

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Car crash at the Bountyland intersection

No serious injuries are believed to have resulted from a three-vehicle accident reported around 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the highway 28 traffic light intersection at Bountyland. One of the vehicles was an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle. Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he was told that, at the time of the accident, his office vehicle was stationary at the traffic light.

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Bus system merits award for Seneca

Seneca’s accomplishment of an all-electric bus system has merited an award from a statewide organization. At last night’s city council meeting, city administrator Greg Dietterick said his city is to be recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Association. On April 23 a film crew, representing the association, will be in Seneca to make a video that is to be shown […]

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Saturday’s golf is a rainout

The threat of rain into Saturday is enough for the organizer of this year’s Hamilton Career Center golf tourney to call off the event and re-schedule for Saturday, May 30.  The location for the tourney, Falcon’s  Lair near Walhalla, will remain the same.  If you have questions about the tournament, contact Amy Welch at 886-4425 or email [email protected]  All proceeds […]

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Oconee holds property option for Tech campus

Oconee County holds an option to buy property for Tri-County Technical College to build an Oconee campus. The college, based in Pendleton, already has campuses in its two other service counties—Anderson and Pickens. But the lack of one is a sore point with Oconee leaders. At a meeting last night, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder said the county holds a […]

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