“Marriott product” for Seneca

Indications are increasing that the development in the works for Seneca property that looks down on Lake Keowee is some type of Marriott hotel.  A source in position to know told 101.7/WGOG NEWS today that city officials have been told it’s to be a “Marriott product.”  But they haven’t been told which one.  According to the hotel company website, Marriott […]

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Central man charged with abusing 4-month old infant

A Central man has been jailed and, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, three children were removed from the home as part of a Department of Social Services’ investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Nicholas Kyle Brown on the charge of abuse/inflicting great bodily injury to a child.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim of […]

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September’s South Carolina unemployment picture

The Department of Employment and Workforce newest employment report shows the number of South Carolinians working in September rose to an all-time high while the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent for the first time since April 2001.  And, for a rare time, the Oconee County jobless rate fell below 5%—to 4.9%.  That’s one-tenth of a percentage […]

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Former U-S Rep. Inglis to discuss climate change

Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R- SC), who was featured in Robert Kenner’s documentary, “Merchants of Doubt,” will speak to Tri-County Technical College students Monday, October 24, from 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. in Marshall J. Parker Auditorium, Pendleton Campus.  The public is invited to attend.  Merchants of Doubt, released in 2014, examines the work of climate change skeptics and their […]

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Mini motoryccle bike stolen at Walmart

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is hopeful that someone comes forward to help identify two people who are sought in the theft of a mini motorcycle last Sunday at the Seneca Walmart.  Here is the account of what the Sheriff’s Office said happened:  A male and female bought a few items and started to leave.  The female proceeded to get into […]

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Wilkommen!

An idea for a festival to promote Walhalla tourism took shape in 1978.  Each year since then the city has celebrated Oktoberfest—a celebration that takes place in two parts of the city.  Oktoberfest weekend is here and to realize it all you have to do is drive by Sertoma Field or Main Street.  The chance of rain is minimal, but […]

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Johnnie Morris

    Westminster- Lydia Alverline Johnston Morris, 94, of Frank Street passed away October 19, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at […]

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Senecan charged with child sex crimes

After searching a home in Seneca’s White Oak Cliffs subdivision, the police arrested a 54-year old man on charges of criminal sexual conduct first degree with a minor.  Law enforcements records identify the man arrested as Scott Norman Christner of Hillandale Road.  The arrest took place yesterday.  The Seneca police say they were contacted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Reba Ayers

    Seneca – Reba Busby Ayers, 82, widow of the late John Emerson Ayers, 1883 Sequoya Way, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Earle’s Grove Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 3-4 […]

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