News

Gravel section of county road and to be closed

October 25, 2014

The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department will temporarily close the gravel part of Brown Farm Road near Seneca during the daylight hours next week for a topographic survey. The affected stretch of the Brown Farm Road connects the Steve Nix and the Armstrong roads. The work is to begin Monday, with Friday the anticipated finish…

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Wanted man turns himself in

October 25, 2014

An early morning arrest Saturday has ended the search by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for a man who is accused of choking and stabbing his girlfriend near Seneca. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Calvin Eugene Holland turned himself in and was booked in the Oconee Detention Center around 5 a-m. The 46-year old Holland is accused…

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Preliminary work begins on TDC’s headquarters

October 24, 2014

Some clearing has taken place, and heavy equipment has been moved onto the property where TDC Cutting Tools plans to establish its overseas headquarters in Oconee County. The property fronts TDC’s subsidiary, Greenfield Industries, on highway 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Thirty-eight new jobs are to be created there. A symbolic ground breaking was held…

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BASF employee arrested

October 24, 2014

An employee of a manufacturing plant near Seneca has been arrested and charged with crime against his employer. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that Walhalla resident Bryan Keith Jones was arrested and jailed yesterday morning on the charge of breach of trust. The affidavit to the arrest warrant charges that the 50-year old Jones…

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Suspect in custody!

October 24, 2014

A situation of potential danger has been alleviated in the vicinity of Seneca High School. For a time this morning, the school was under code red which meant that students and staff were confined to their rooms, while the police looked for a suspect. The code red, however, was a precaution on the side of…

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Suspect apprehended!

October 24, 2014

A suspect for whom the Seneca police had arrest warrants is in custody!  And Chief John Covington says the Seneca High will be released from the code red that was declared out of precuation.

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Former Oconee deputy arrested

October 24, 2014

The investigation of a physical abuse complaint has led to the arrest of an Oconee sheriff’s deputy. The state police obtained a warrant charging Robert Beddingfield with assault and battery third degree on his nine-year old son. Beddingfield was placed last night in the Oconee Jail and, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw…

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New Habitat for Humanity House

October 24, 2014

The Habitat for Humanity House that volunteers are building on the Clemson campus is made of new energy-efficient materials that will help the owner save money on heating and air conditioning bills while reducing its carbon footprint. Students, faculty members and other volunteers are building the house on Bowman Field as part of Homecoming tradition…

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Students take pledge against bullying

October 24, 2014
Students take pledge against bullying

  Students at Walhalla Middle School took a pledge this week against what’s considered to be a worldwide problem that can interfere with a student’s right to learn in a safe environment without fear. The middle schoolers on Wednesday joined other students across the country in taking part in a national unity day. They’ve signed an…

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Lions Club’s annual chicken barbecue

October 24, 2014

The Seneca Lions Club will continue today to raise money for people in need through its annual chicken barbecue event. Plates are available for $10 dollars. And you can eat in or carry out any time between 4 and 7 this evening at the St. Mark Methodist Church. For $10 dollars, you get barbecued chicken,…

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Calendar

  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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