Second Autopsy Performed on Seneca Teenager

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A second autopsy was performed Tuesday on a Seneca man who died July 26 after being shot by a police officer during an undercover drug operation. Police say nineteen year old Zachary Hammond was trying to evade a police stop in the Hardees parking lot on By Pass 123 when he drove toward an officer. According to police, that officer, […]

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Police Arrest Two in Wal-Mart Shoplifting; Narcotics charges follow

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrest two women from Walhalla on Wednesday, after being called to Wal-Mart in Seneca to look into a possible shoplifting. Both women wound up being charged with possessing narcotics. Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 22 year-old Lindsay Rebecca Eades of Playground Road and 21 year-old Kristin Hope Carter of Snead Road, were booked into […]

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High School All-American Has Local Ties

A rising senior baseball player from Gainesville, GA with local ties has been named a High School All-American and will play in Wrigley Field in Chicago August 15. Jonathan Gettys, a left-handed pitcher with a 95 mph fastball, was selected to the Under Armour All-American Game and will play before scouts from all of the MLB teams. He is an LSU […]

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New Alignment Proposed to SCHSL

A new proposal for realignment came before the South Carolina High School League on Monday. Under the proposal, South Carolina would have a 5A classification for the first time. Locally, Daniel would move to Class 4A, while Class 3 A Region 1 will be made up of Seneca, Walhalla, West-Oak, Crescent, and Pendleton. The proposal, which we’re told is all […]

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Seneca hosting softball this weekend

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The City of Seneca is hosting the Dixie Softball State Tournament, which gets underway this weekend at the Shaver Recreation Complex. The tournament winner will represent the state at the World Series in Louisiana in August. Opening festivities are Friday, while play begins on Saturday. In American Legion play, Walhalla’s Post 124 defeated Lancaster 14-3 to remain alive in the […]

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Local Baseballers Earn Spot on Series Team

Congratulations are in order for Seneca High School’s Alex Medlin and Walhalla High School’s Seth Holcombe. The two were named Monday night to the South Carolina District I team for the Big League World Series in Easley. Medlin is the son of WGOG’s Tony Medlin, heard each Wednesday morning with his weekly sports commentary. The Series begins in late July at the J.B. […]

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Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Police say the man thought to be responsible for the Tuesday robbery at Community First Bank in Seneca is in custody in North Carolina. The robbery occurred at the 123/Sheep Farm Road branch. Jimmy Watt, with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, says a warrant was issued Saturday for 53 year-old Jesse Ray Pate of Pasture Lane, Mountain Rest. Watt says, […]

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Local teams stay alive in postseason

Seneca’s softball team stayed alive in the Class 3A postseason with a 13-2 rout of South Pointe on Wednesday. The Bobcats now face Blue Ridge on Friday. They’ll need to defeat the Tigers twice to advance to the Upper State playoffs. Seneca’s girls’ soccer team blanked Blue Ridge, 2-0, in round two playoff action on Wednesday. The Cats will face Dreher […]

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Walhalla soccer advances

The Walhalla boys’ soccer team defeated Dreher High School, 2-1, in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday. The Razors will now head to Eastside for round two on Thursday. Eastside defeated Chester in the round one on Monday. Elsewhere, Seneca’s season ends with a 5-1 loss at AC Flora. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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