Citizens urged to stay away from Elk

Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.  The first official sighting of an elk in South Carolina was made on Friday, Oct. 21 at Camp McCall, a South Carolina Baptist Convention camp on US 178 in northern Pickens County. In the following […]

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Westminster victim of homicide

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a 50 year-old Westminster man was the victim of a homicide early Thursday. Addis says Steven Gregory Brock died from a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting happened at Brock’s residence, 208 Brock Road in Westminster. An autopsy has been ordered for Friday. The Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating, released a statement, saying […]

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Walhalla/Westminster Pass City Budgets


The city councils of both Westminster and Walhalla gave final approval to the cities’s 2016-2017 budgets this week, with neither city’s spending plan including a tax increase. Westminster residents, however, will have an opportunity under the city’s 2016-2017 budget to cut their electric power rate by 5 percent. The Walhalla city budget for general operations includes neither a tax hike nor an […]

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Police say woman stole IDs of local residents

An Upstate woman stole the identities of numerous Oconee County residents, and others in South Carolina, according to police. Seneca police went to the Bank of America on May 26 to investigate a forged personal check given to a teller. They were able to make contact with Christie Smith, alias Christie Leann Manley. Police say Manley had, on her person, credit […]

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Council Passes County Operation Budget


The Oconee County Council on Tuesday by a vote of 3-2 passed, on its third reading, the 2016-2017 county operations budget without the 1.5 mill hike in the property tax rate that had passed a previous vote. Council members Joel Thrift and Reg Dexter cast the dissenting votes. The $44.3 million operations budget will go into effect July 1. Before the final vote, […]

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Body is that of missing NC man

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a body found Friday in Mountain Rest is that of a missing man from North Carolina. Fifty-seven year old Jeffrey Scott Turner, of Canton, was reported missing last weekend by his family in Haywood County. Addis says the man’s body was discovered at around 10:40 AM on Friday off “Blue Trail” near Big Bend […]

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UPDATED @ 4:25 PM (1/22) BorgWarner of Seneca – CLOSED, except for critical operations in Shipping and Maintenance (will resume at 3 PM Saturday) Friends of the Library Book Sale for Saturday – POSTPONED until Feb. 11 Greenfield Industries – NO SECOND SHIFT ITech South – CLOSED (will reopen at 10 am Saturday) ITron – CLOSED for 2nd and 3rd shift Keowee […]

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Tuesday (12/15) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL (BOYS): Seneca downed Abbeville 84-79 on Monday. The Bobcats are now 3-0 on the season. HS BASKETBALL (GIRLS): Seneca defeated Abbeville 60-25 on Monday. Jess Sparks led all scorers with 18 points. RECRUITING: Two big recruiting commitments for the Clemson Tiger football team on Monday. Standout defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence announced he is going to be a Tiger. And, 2017 […]

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Monday (12/14) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL: Seneca’s Varsity Basketball teams have a home double-header Monday night starting with the Lady Cats at 6 PM, hosting the Abbeville Panthers in this region warm-up game.  Gates will open at 5:15 PM. The boys game will follow. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Alabama forward Shannon Hale stole an inbounds pass and slammed it home with 25 seconds remaining to lift the Crimson […]

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