Home intrusion near Seneca

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office released a composite sketch this afternoon of a man whose identity investigators are seeking to establish to help solve a home invasion near Seneca.  The crime was reported April 16 on the Nebo Church Road near the Oconee Regional Airport after three males got into a home, two of whom were believed to have been […]

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Blue Ridge Electric adds 389 customers

The 389 customers that Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative added last year were the most since the Great Recession year of 2008.  And Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger told media representatives that the electric power retailer has detected an appreciable increase in new industry which is considered important to Blue Ridge because it helps stabilize retail charges.  Some of that new industry […]

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Fire toll heavy at Chickasaw Point home

The toll is heavy from a home fire early today at a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County.  Shane Gibbs, Fire Marshal for Oconee, said a man and his wife were sent to the hospital—apparent broken bones among the woman’s injuries.  Investigators are proceeding with the theory that “a low level explosion” ignited the fire at the Chickasaw Point […]

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Destination Oconee Action Committee organizes

  Oconee County’s ramped up effort to attract more visitors arrived last night with the organizational meeting of the new Destination Oconee Action Committee.  Five the committee’s seven members attended and were led thru the agenda by Janet Hartman, whom the county has hired to manage the effort.  Attending were committee members Jennifer Barnhart, Luther Lyle, Katie Smith, David Washburn, […]

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Destructive home fire

A fire early this morning in Oconee County left two people with smoke inhalation and hospitalized in what is described as stable condition.  This morning’s fire, reported at 1:45, took place inside the South Union Fire District near Westminster.  By 6 this morning, fire fighters remained at the scene. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A plea of guilty in the Anderson General Sessions Court

Riley McDermott pled guilty today in Anderson General Sessions Court to 3 counts of Felony DUI with Death and 2 counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury. Judge Cordell Maddox sentenced McDermott to 18 years in prison. On November 8, 2014, twenty-four year old Riley McDermott, an assistant basketball coach at Anderson University, was driving a Ford F150 south on Williamston Road […]

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W. North Carolina forest fire

Firefighters are said to have made progress on containing the Buck Knob Fire burning on the Nantahala Ranger District southwest of Franklin, NC. The fire is burning in Macon County off Old NC 64. The fire is currently estimated at 225 acres and 50% contained.  Crews completed containment lines Wednesday night and this morning and are working to finish burn […]

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Loma Ellenburg Sherman

Seneca, SC— Loma Ellenburg Sherman, 70, of 152 Snow Creek Rd, Seneca, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Mountain Home Health and Rehabilitation in Henderson, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family is at their respective homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by […]

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Magazine rates Seneca High

Seneca High School has been awarded a silver medal from U-S News and World Report as a Best High School in the country.  According to the county school district, Seneca ranked 19th in the state and 2360 in the country.  The magazine uses the South Carolina State Assessment Program results, along with Advanced Placement Test results to determine the best […]

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