17 sought in Walhalla-led drug roundup

  “Operation Mayday 2017” is a Walhalla police-led roundup of 17 drug suspects charged in 20 arrest warrants.  According to Chief Ronald Wilbanks’ announcement, his department is receiving assistance from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for an operation that started early yesterday morning and will continue until all suspects are caught.  So far, the police have identified five people arrested:  Latacha […]

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Efforts to create global awareness of Seneca treasures

Seneca leaders saw examples last night of the city’s new efforts to create greater awareness of a pair of treasures, for which the city takes pride.  One is the newly-completed Strickland Museum, Seneca’s official museum for African-American history.  The other, the collection of fine furniture and related valuables acquired by the city’s director of museums, Dr. John Martin.  Last night […]

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Seneca financially strong and growing, says auditor

  In the opinion of the Seneca’s outside auditor, the city is financially strong and growing.  Mike Stancil’s accounting and review of Seneca’s finances covering the year ended June 30, 2016 was approved during last night’s meeting of the city council.  Stancil gave the city a clean, unmodified opinion.  Once again, there is no management letter that would indicate improvement […]

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Blue Ridge calls $215,000 in net proceeds “incredible”

Crowds in Pickens were described as enormous for the April 28 Beach Night show and dance and the parallel cruise-in for collectible autos and their owners. And today Charles Dalton, president/CEO for the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, announced that the Blue Ridge Fest charity fund-raiser was a record breaker.  “After all the expenses had been accounted for, the event produced […]

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Tech recognizes gradiate Taylor Thrasher Bell

It’s graduation time tonight for Tri-County Technical College.  One of tonight’s graduates is Taylor Thrasher Bell, 24 years old, married woman,, the mother of a three-year-old daughter, and someone worked two full-time L.P.N. jobs while completing her R.N. degree. Taylor Thrasher Bell will receive her fourth Tri-County degree today (May 9) at the College’s spring graduation ceremony.  Over the past […]

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Senecan arrested in Clemson hit-run case

A case of hit-run injured three Clemson students, one in critical condition.  The city police investigated the incident at 2:15 Sunday morning and now say that a Seneca man recognized himself on the police Facebook page and turned himself in later that day.  According to the police, 25-year old John Wilson Thompson has been charged with hit and run with […]

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