Urging a vote May 20

Regardless of party affiliation, the leader of Oconee Democrats, Rosellen Aleguire, says all eligible Seneca voters should remember to cast a ballot during a special election next month. On Tuesday, May 20 voters in Oconee County Council District Three are being asked to go to the polls and select a candidate to complete an unexpired council term. Republican nominee Andy […]

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Fire damages new Seneca beauty parlor

Fire broke out during the rain Saturday evening in a new beauty salon on Seneca’s Frontage Road near Miracle Circle. Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee said the fire was confined to two rooms in the Beautiful You Hair Care and its cause was being investigated on Saturday. No one was injured. At the time of the fire, the beauty […]

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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County Council uses the money allocated […]

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Seneca Woman Faces Fraud Charges

A Seneca woman faces charges of Food Stamp Fraud. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 44 year old Carol I. Rogers of Pressley Place, Seneca, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with four counts of food stamp fraud.  Watt says the sheriff’s department received a call from a complainant who alleged that while she was incarcerated, her EBT card had […]

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Predicted Rain Prompts Changes

This is Easter weekend, but tomorrow’s expected rain has put a damper on a couple of events. Walhalla’s Citywide Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Pastor Mark Bagwell says due to the expected rain, the event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow’s rain has also prompted the postponement of the hotdog […]

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Pet Adoption at TCTC

Tri-County Tech’s Veterinary Technology Department has scheduled a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 23 from 2 until 6 PM at Halbert Hall on the college campus. The dogs are trained with basic commands and are socialized with people and other dogs. Cats are socialized with other cats and people as well. All animals have been spayed or neutered and have […]

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around 3:15 this morning. The plant […]

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