Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Reported Bomb Threat at Seneca Area Business

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported bomb threat at a Seneca area business on Thursday, May 16, 2024. The E-911/Communications Center received two calls about the threat at Food Lion, located at BI-LO place in Seneca, around 2:22 pm and 2:30 pm. Deputies evacuated the business, blocked access, and began an investigation, with assistance from the Criminal […]

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High Marks Achieved by SDOC on Accreditation Report

The School District of Oconee County achieved exemplary results in its five-year accreditation report, presented with high marks during the Board of Trustees’ meeting. Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland shared highlights from the 40-page report prepared by accreditation agency Cognia, emphasizing the district’s impressive overall score of 350 on the “Index of Education Quality,” surpassing the network average by nearly 100 […]

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Smoking at Seneca Events Discussed by City Council

City officials in Seneca are currently deliberating over the regulation of smoking at city-sponsored events, particularly in response to complaints about smoking at Jazz on the Alley gatherings. While no definitive decision has been reached, council members have agreed to gather community feedback over the next few weeks before making a final determination. City administrator Scott Moulder initiated the discussion, […]

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Walhalla Budget Passes First Reading

Walhalla City Council granted initial approval on Tuesday for the proposed $17 million budget for the fiscal year 2024-25, set to commence on July 1. City administrator Celia Myers presented a detailed breakdown of the budget, which allocates $5,795,900 for the general fund, $5,576,450 for the enterprise fund, and $5,710,000 for the special revenue fund, including significant sums earmarked for […]

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Public Meeting for Special Purpose District within Corinth-Shiloh Held Tuesday

Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department officials held their inaugural public meeting at Corinth Baptist Church to garner community support for transitioning into a special purpose district, aiming to shift from a fully volunteer department to a funded entity. Fire Chief Kevin Christenbury emphasized the department’s increased call volume and recruitment challenges, outlining plans to better serve residents… The meeting, attended by 20-25 […]

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Fire Ravages Anderson Thrift Store

An early morning fire devastated the Haven of Rest Thrift Store located on W. Orr Street in Anderson at approximately 1:20 a.m. today (Wednesday). Fire officials responded to the scene, though the cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. Haven of Rest Ministries, the nonprofit organization behind the thrift store, provides support to individuals dealing with life-dominating issues […]

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Shooting in Easley Under Investigation

A man was fatally shot early Tuesday morning in Easley, near the intersection of West B Avenue and West C Avenue, according to the Easley Police Department. Officers responded to a call around 5:30 a.m. reporting an individual found in a yard, later confirmed to have been shot at least once. The victim, identified by the Pickens County Coroner’s Office […]

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Graham, Durbin Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Police Week

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, introduced a resolution designating the week of May 12 through 18, 2024 as National Police Week. The resolution was cosponsored by 74 of their colleagues. “Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day for our safety as the world […]

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Budget on Walhalla City Council’s Agenda Tonight

Tonight, Walhalla City Council will review a proposed $17 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25, presented by City Administrator Celia Myers. The budget, totaling $17,082,350, is distributed across three funds: $5,795,900 for the general fund, $5,576,450 for the enterprise fund, and $5,710,000 for the special revenue fund, including $5 million designated for a new community center. Highlights of the budget […]

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