Meth lab found at motel

At this hour, the police in Seneca are involved in what their chief calls an active and in-progress investigation of a meth lab at the Town ‘n Country Motel on By-Pass 123. Chief John Covington said, “At this point, officers are still on scene with several individuals detained.” The city police are awaiting the arrival of HAZMAT from the state […]

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Farm equipment stolen south of Seneca

Heavy pieces of farm equipment have been stolen in the Return-Oakway area, from a location on Shirleys Farm Road. The crime is under investigation this week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The victim told officers Wednesday that stolen were an orange 1955 Gravely tractor and a John Deere turning plow attachment. The farm pieces are valued at $600.  CrimeStoppers is […]

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Tech opens the doors

Visiting a college open house and exploring its programs and services is a good way to discover what’s out there. Today’s open house at Tri-County Technical College can help you find the right fit for an individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests. The open house, from 2 to 6 o’clock, is designed for prospective students, including […]

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James Thomas “Tomy” Cox, Jr.

Westminster – James Thomas “Tomy” Cox, Jr., 70, husband of Macie Norris Cox, of 588 Hope Street, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Oconee Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 4 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM, prior the service at the funeral […]

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Rescue Squad Member of the Year

A member of the Mountain Rest Rescue Squad, Lynn Wilbanks, was named Oconee County Emergency Services “Rescue Squad Member of the Year” for 2012. The award was presented during a banquet at Seneca’s Gignilliat Gym. Wilbanks has been a member of his community’s volunteer fire department since 1998, the rescue squad since 1991, and rescue squad chief for 16 years. […]

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Call for volunteers

Seneca could use your help in staging events that will highlight the city’s notable leaders, from the Reconstruction Period through the Civil Rights Movement. According to Dr. John Martin, volunteers are needed for events to take place during Black History Month, all month during February in Seneca. Martin is the director and curator of the Lunney House Museum and Bertha […]

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