Seneca’s Skyline is Changing

Seneca’s skyline is definitely changing. It would be nearly impossible not to notice the new Hampton Inn & Suites on Seneca’s East North 1st Street.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander says he rides by the site quite a bit and its definitely on schedule because the workers are working weekends.  The goal is for the new hotel to open for the […]

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Residential Care Meeting

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says its Residential Care Committee will meet this month in Columbia.  The committee serves an advisory role providing the department with input on licensing and inspection of community residential care facilities across South Carolina. The meeting will be April 17 at 10 a.m.in the McNeely conference room of the Heritage Building,1777 […]

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3 Arrested in Child Molestation Case

Three Toccoa,Ga residents have been arrested in connection with a child molestation case in Stephens County.  WNEG radio reports Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says the investigation involved his office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. Shirley said the investigation took about three weeks and resulted in arrests last month. Sheriff Shirley says […]

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TCTC Offers New Heavy Equipment Class

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Division launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Upon completion of the program students receive NCCER certification in Core Curriculum and Level 1 Heavy […]

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Westminster Drug Bust

Westminster police say they have made two separate traffic stops which have resulted in numerous charges against several suspects.Westminster police conducted a midday traffic stop on April 2 which resulted in an arrest on charges of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  On that same day, a second traffic […]

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New Pickens County Location for Manufacturer

Pickens County received some positive economic news this morning.  The Golf Ball company TaylorMade has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Pickens County.  The company will invest $13 million in the new facility. Company officials say they will shut down the Westminster operation and move operations to the new facility in Pickens.  The Executive Vice President of […]

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DNR Announces New Hunting Site

As Turkey season has opened in South Carolina the state department of natural resources announces a new location for turkey hunting.  The department recently acquired Cliff Pitts Wildlife Management Area and the DNR says it is open for turkey hunting this spring.  The area is 509 acres and located along the Reedy River in Western Laurens County.  Gerald Moore of […]

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Council Says no to Auditorium Concerts

At a City Council Meeting on Tuesday, the city of Walhalla turned down a request from the Walhalla Civic Auditorium to help fund 2 major concert venues.  Bill Chiusano, the Civic Auditorium’s business manager, had asked the council to sponsor concerts by Lorrie Morgan and Ronnie Milsap.  The council turned down the request for $37,500 during the meeting Tuesday night. […]

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Walhalla Pool May Open

A concerted effort to reopen the Walhalla City Pool is underway.  During a Walhalla city council meeting Tuesday night, council member Wayne McCall said the checklist of repair for the pool only indicated 12 items.  McCall along with volunteers and officials from the city of Walhalla intend to reopen the City pool. Both Westminster and Seneca city pools will remain […]

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Murder Suspect Will Not Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that an 86 year old man accused of murder is incompetent to stand trial. Nicholas Bonelli appeared before Judge Cordell Maddox on Tuesday. Bonelli is accused of murdering a Westminster woman and her visiting niece. Last November, 82 year old Clarine Smith of Westminster and her niece, 62 year old Sandra Smith Myers were stabbed to […]

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