Seneca Homicide Suspect turns Himself in

The Seneca Police Department reports that Richard Anthony Dunston Jr., who was being sought for a homicide that occurred Thursday night, May 17, is now in custody. He turned himself in to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and has a bond hearing scheduled for 10:30am today at the Oconee County Detention Center. The Seneca Police Department thanks the community for […]

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JTEKT expanding its Koyo Bearings operations in OC

JTEKT North America, a producer of bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools, announces that it is investing $19.4 million to expand its existing Koyo Bearings production facility in Oconee County. The growth will result in the creation of 56 new jobs. “Koyo’s dedication to continuously improving our manufacturing processes shows we are a consistent employer of choice within […]

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New Principal named for SHS

The 2015 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year, Cliff Roberts, will no longer serve as principal at Seneca High School (SHS). Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland gives details. “At the board meeting last night, the board approved that Mrs. Felicia Leroy will be the interim principal at Seneca High for the remainder of this school year […]

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Volunteers needed for United Way Day of Action 2018

Volunteers are needed for the United Way of Oconee County’s Day of Action 2018, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, from 8:30am until noon. Several events are planned including exterior painting and yard work as well as collecting items for seniors. Items needed are shampoo, deodorant, soap, body wash, tissues, lotion, briefs and adult pull-ups, coloring books, crayons, colored […]

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Two die in Vehicle Collision near Seneca

A two vehicle collision occurred near Seneca this morning, May 14, which resulted in the deaths of two drivers. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis announces this collision occurred at approximately 8:40am on Highway 59 near Prater Farm Road. Addis says that a 36-year-old Townville man died at 9:33am and a 69-year-old Seneca woman died at 10:22am in the emergency department […]

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Missing Mother and Six Children located in Alabama

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office received word Friday afternoon that the mother and six children who have been missing since Wednesday from Oconee County have been located in Autauga County, Alabama, which is near Montgomery. The six children are safe and are in the custody of the Department of Social Services. The mother, 33-year-old Jennafer Machelle Price of Longcreek Highway, […]

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Reserve Park Space in OC Online

Oconee County is known as the “Golden Corner” because of its climate, three lakes and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer the perfect setting for an affordable family vacation. Reserve space today at one of the three parks, encourages Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley, because they fill up fast. “You can make reservations for both camping […]

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Seneca to spray for Mosquitoes

Starting tonight, May 11, the City of Seneca will begin spraying for mosquitoes within the city limits. It is scheduled to start at 8:30pm and will be postponed if it is raining. In addition, the spraying will halt if people are close to an area being sprayed and will resume once they are past the people. The City of Seneca […]

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