News

Dynamite discovered near Lake Keowee

July 28, 2015

At 1 o’clock this afternoon a building fire is to be deliberately set to help get rid of a box of dynamite found inside a building near Lake Keowee.  OconeeCounty authorities are relying on the bomb squad from Anderson to safely clear the scene of potential danger.  Officials say the plan is to first bush-hog…

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Several Streetscape workers on the job today

July 28, 2015

The contractor is hopeful that the bases for Walhalla’s new downtown street lights are ready to be poured, on the block from Tugaloo to College streets. Excavation work for electrical conduit between College and Catherine is partially finished.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, the electrical work is slower than the waterline work.    

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Restaurant to open on Sheep Farm Road

July 28, 2015

Three businessmen are about to open a new Subway restaurant near Seneca.  For partners John Powell, Rick Cook, and Robbie Burrell this venture will have them close the existing Subway in ApplewoodShopping Center and replace it with a new Subway across the highway—fronting Sheep Farm Road between Sheep Farm and The Home Depot.  Powell says…

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Three shoplifting cases at Wal-Mart

July 28, 2015
Three shoplifting cases at Wal-Mart

Three cases of shoplifting at the Seneca Wal-Mart, so far, are stumping police investigators.  And you can help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve these crimes.  Deputies seek the public’s help to identify two people, one male and one female, in relation to all three crimes.  A deputy responded to Wal-Mart May 31, June 27, and…

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Tech commissioners on board!

July 28, 2015

In a meeting yesterday, the commissioners for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege cast a vote in favor of building the college’s OconeeCounty campus in what now is a new, but empty industrial park on n. highway 11.  The action by the Tech board equates to one-third of the required local approvals on the way to make the entire project…

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Police officer placed on leave

July 28, 2015

The Seneca police officer involved in Sunday night’s fatal shooting of a 19-year old man has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the state police investigation. Yesterday’s announcement by Chief Covington states the name of the officer is not being released at this time. Meantime, according to its spokesman, the South Carolina…

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Sex Offender Registrar takes training

July 27, 2015

Sgt. Kelly Winchester of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office took part last week in sex offender training near Arlington, Virginia—just outside the nation’s capital.  Winchester attended a program hosted by the U-S Marshals Service, a program open by invitation only.  She received a certificate for three days’ training.  It acknowledges that the officer successfully completed the…

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Airman completes training

July 27, 2015

Air Force airman Jesse Franks graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas.  He’s the son of Terri and Rodney Franks of Seneca and is a 2011 graduate of West-OakHigh School.  

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The police to make announcement

July 27, 2015

Chief John Covington of the Seneca Police says the department will issue an announcement this afternoon on the officer-involved shooting last night in the parking lot of a By-Pass 123 restaurant.  The deceased in that shooting has been identified by the coroner as a 19-year old Seneca resident, Zachary Hammond.  The state police are investigating…

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Burglary thwarted at Hamilton Career Center

July 27, 2015

A 36-year old woman has been arrested and charged in an incident of burglary during the weekend at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter in Bountyland.  According to law enforcement authorities, Jennifer Lesley Brake has been charged with burglary second degree, among other offenses.  Sheriff’s officers say they found Brake in the vicinity of a school cafeteria shortly after…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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