Funds arrive today for school district work

  Oconee School District anticipates an electronic transfer today of $14.5 million dollars to serve as the funding for two construction projects that will stretch through the summer recess.  The work will take place at Walhalla Elementary School and West-Oak High School.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent, calls the traffic problems at Walhalla Elementary the “worst” in the district.  The […]

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Workforce education program announced

The 10th anniversary celebration of Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus included the launch of a pilot Manufacturing Scholars Program with Michelin North America to build and grow the workforce of the future. The partnership announcement was held at the Anderson Campus, on 511 Michelin Boulevard.  The program will begin with the fall semester. The Michelin Manufacturing Scholars program is designed […]

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Man’s throat slashed at Utica

A woman at Utica has been jailed after she allegedly slashed the throat of a member of her household.   The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Amber Lynn Menning, charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  A magistrate’s office warrant alleges Menning committed the crime Friday by cutting the throat of John Michael Wood “showing extreme indifference […]

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Overall Oconee Nuclear ran safely in 2016

According to the government’s watchdog, the Oconee Nuclear plant operated safely during 2016 and met the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  NRC staff, including Oconee’s resident inspectors, will be available next week in Oconee County to speak to those who are interested.  An open house, sponsored by the NRC, will take place 5:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 4 […]

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Seneca plans two meetings in one

Mary Tannery and Richard Blackwell appear before Seneca City Council during a 5 o’clock public meeting today at City Hall. At 6 o’clock the council will convene a work session. Among the topics: July 4 contracts and fireworks; report on downtown market study, annexation and rezoning of property at 134 Indian Oak Road.

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Water line break

One lane of SC 28 at Bountyland remains blocked to traffic this morning.  Crews from Seneca Light and water are repairing a 6″ water line.  Affected is the right hand lane of 28 northbound in the vicinity of Parkway Products.

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Helen Louise Holt Wilbanks

Seneca, SC— Helen Louise Holt Wilbanks, 89, wife of the late Thomas Edward “Ed” Wilbanks, of 14042 South Radio Station Road, Seneca, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to stop by Davenport Funeral Home […]

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James Ray Brock

    Walhalla, SC — James Ray Brock, 84, of Walhalla, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Coneross Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:30 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, […]

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Three meth labs found, one “cooking”

The Seneca police say a man had something up his sleeve–a cooking meth lab. The police say they found a man walking along W-S 4th Street around 3 o’clock yesterday morning.  That man was eventually arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine second offense.  According to police, suspect David Allen Berry, 24-year old Seneca resident, carried backpack in which the police […]

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