Seneca Evaluating CAT Bus

City officials are currently evaluating the future of Seneca’s all-electric, free-fare CAT bus system, which has served the city for over a decade. According to City Administrator Scott Moulder, discussions are ongoing, and no final decisions have been made. Recent executive sessions with the city council have focused on a contract with CATbus, complicated by issues with Proterra, the bankrupt […]

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Congressman Duncan Calls on Nation to Pray for President Trump

Washington, D.C. — After the apparent assassination attempt on President Donald J. Trump in Butler, PA, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement. “President Trump is an America-first patriot and a fighter for America,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “Tonight, we should lift up President Trump, his family, and our Nation in prayer.” “As reports come in, I’m thankful for the Secret […]

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Walhalla Talks Water, Lifts Outdoor Restrictions

Walhalla officials discussed water system issues, citing lack of rainfall, high temperatures, and increased demand. The Utilities Committee reviewed infrastructure projects, noting a recent outdoor water usage restriction due to drought, now lifted with ongoing conservation recommendations. City administrator Celia Myers highlighted a dangerously low water tank level. Interim utilities director Zane Thompson noted that while low water tanks are […]

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Clemson Appeals ACC Ruling

Clemson University is appealing Judge Louis Bledsoe III’s ruling in the ACC vs. Clemson case to the North Carolina Supreme Court after he denied Clemson’s motions to stay and dismiss the ACC’s countersuit, citing “sovereign immunity.” The legal dispute originated in March when Clemson sued the ACC to gain control over its media rights and challenge the conference’s $140 million […]

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Suspect Identified in Easley Police Involved Shooting

On Monday, July 8, at approximately 11 a.m., the Easley Police Department responded to a report of a person threatening the manager of a Tractor Supply Company store after being confronted for attempting to steal merchandise. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Elias Fernandez of Greer, later allegedly threatened to pour gasoline on a vehicle at another location on Rolling […]

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Anderson County Teacher Charged with Stalking Student

Dylan Robert Dukes, a 27-year-old music teacher who was previously recognized as “Teacher of the Year” at Starr Elementary for 2023-2024, has been charged with stalking after allegedly sending over sixty love letters and giving gifts to an 11-year-old former student, which made her uncomfortable. Before summer break, Dukes allegedly gave the child a personalized box with a letter for […]

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Geofencing Program Aids Seneca in Counting Turnout at City Events

Seneca can now track visitor demographics, stay durations, and event attendance through its arrangement with the Placer data service, according to City Administrator Scott Moulder. In a demonstration to the city council, Moulder showcased data on recent events, such as the number of attendees at the July 4 celebration at Gignilliat Field… Moulder added that the data revealed 46,000 people […]

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Two Florida Men Arrested in Walhalla

Two Hollywood, Florida men, Avalon Algornan George Jr., 32, and Ferrante Demetrious Salley, 28, were arrested in Walhalla last week following a reported car break-in at a local dealership. George faces charges including criminal conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm, and manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to distribute, with a combined bond of $60,000 at the Oconee County […]

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SC’s Annual Tax-Free Weekend Coming Up in August

During the annual Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina, which runs from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, shoppers can enjoy exemption from state taxes on a variety of items. Eligible purchases include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing, accessories, shoes, and select bed and bath items, both in-store and online. Last year, South Carolina shoppers collectively purchased over $30.4 million […]

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