Man charged with check forgery at Seneca bank

An Anderson man walked into a Seneca bank and walked out accused of forgery.  The police announced the charge of forgery was place yesterday afternoon against Travis Jermain Williams, 29 years old.  The police approached Williams at the counter of United Community Bank.  A warrant signed by Officer Ragsdale alleges fraud by presenting a fake check in the amount of $917.50 […]

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A Seneca premier in the works

A tone of optimism was sounded last night at Seneca City Hall that the “City of Smiles, City with Style” will be a location to premiere that Burt Reynolds-starring movie “Elbow Grease”–perhaps in September.  City museum official Shelby Henderson said she has been in touch with Seneca Cinemas to push for the By-Pass 123 theatre to be the premier location.  […]

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Car hits Westminster power pole

A car has struck an electric power pole in Westminster on SC 183/Walhalla-Westminster Highway, near Simpson Street.  EMS is attending to the female driver and the police are directing traffic away from the accident.  According to officer Rory Jones, it appears the driver will be OK; city crews likely will have to replace the pole.

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“There’s no lodging anywhere”

Twenty-six days and counting to the total eclipse.  And, in Oconee County, South Carolina–a direct path for the moon to pass directly in front of the sun–there are likely too many planned events to mention for what happens at 2:36 pm Monday, August 21.  It’s why Ken Sloan’s eyes alight and he smiles when talking about the expected numbers of visitors for Oconee County.  So […]

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Pickens County homicide investigation concludes

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has finished its investigation into the deaths of two children and their mother after their bodies were found in a parked Jeep at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway.  The July 13 incident was the tragic end of events that started hours earlier with the investigation of the death of a second woman who was found in a Greenville […]

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Melvin Couch

Walhalla, SC — Melvin Couch, 66, of 149 Polly Mae Drive, Walhalla, SC, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home.A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 AM, Friday, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.    Flowers are accepted. […]

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Della Price

Seneca, SC— Della Fitzgerald Price, 85, wife of the late Ray C. Price, of Seneca, passed away at 11:16 AM, Sunday, July 23, 2017, at AnMed Health Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted.

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Resignations take their toll in Seneca

Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick wants city leaders to put on their thinking caps to come up with replacements for a pair of city servants who are departing.  Dietterick last night announced the resignation of Tony Williams as a representative to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The city council also faces filling a chair on its planning commission with […]

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An industry salute to Seneca water facility

“Sustainable construction methods” associated with the two-year old renovations at the Seneca Water Treatment Plant have garnered the city an award and a glowing trade publication article.  That article was read aloud last night by Greg Dietterick, city administrator, during a city council meeting.  Seneca was awarded an “Envision Silver” award–the third such award received by a water plant.  The […]

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