Pennsylvania arrest has ties to Oconee

The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General has announced the arrest of a 19-year old woman in that state on charges that she sexually assaulted a 10-year old girl, video-taped the abuse, and disseminated the recordings to others.  The arrest of Carissa Lee Vadala was announced by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane as part of an investigation by agents with […]

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A farewell tonight in Salem

It’s graduation weekend in Oconee where one of the ceremonies will make history.  The seniors at Tamassee-Salem High School are receiving the final diplomas in that school’s history.  The school is closing and its students are being re-assigned to the Walhalla attendance zone.  One Tamassee-Salem graduate tonight, Randall Martin, intends to perform a song he has written about the closing […]

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A one-on-one at the Civic Auditorium

Oconeeans crowded a meeting room at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium for a chance to size up the two men seeking the District Two seat on the County Council.  On one side of the table was Wayne McCall, the incumbent who is trying for a third, 4-year term.  On the other, Jared Ketterman, the challenger.  In between was Keith Denny who […]

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Charges accumulate against Anderson man

Charges are piling up against a young Anderson County man who is accused in crimes over an area in southern Oconee County in the vicinity of the county line at Townville.  22 year old Robert Jeffrey Hughes and a female suspect were arrested last month after a chase that ended off the Hunt Road at Townville.  Deputies say the truck […]

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Creating awareness of a neurological disorder

  A Seneca woman earned bravos today for helping create awareness of a neurological disorder for which there is not yet a cure.  Claire Muzal was called brave for making what Seneca Rotary President Debbie Dubose called a remarkable and informative talk to the club membership.  Many people are familiar with the name Parkinson’s Disease, but not with its symptoms […]

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Blood donors needed right away!

All blood types are in immediate need by area hospitals as they experience heavy demand. With the recent holiday weekend and the official start to summer, the blood supply is being affected. Many area hospitals are reporting an increased need for blood. All the while, fewer donors are turning out to donate because of holiday travel and the start of […]

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Era Elaine Ishley

Seneca, SC— Era Elaine Ishler, 75, wife of John Adrien Ishler, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital after suffering injuries from a serious auto accident. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 13, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Pastor David Hammer of the Eternal Shephard Lutheran Church will officiate. Friends are […]

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Hershel Eldridge Pelfrey

Salem, SC — Hershel Eldridge Pelfrey, 72, husband of Rebecca Smith Pelfrey, of 105 Hunter Ridge, Salem passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Davenport […]

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One person hurt in Seneca accident

The police report one person emerged from an accident this morning in Seneca with minor injuries. This morning’s accident during the 7 o’clock hour occurred on the Wells Highway when a car attempted a turn onto W. South 4th Street.  Capt. Robert Tribble said the other vehicle involved, a van, was headed in the direction of the high school.

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