Seneca appoints Interim Fire Chief

The City of Seneca has appointed an interim fire chief. On Friday, July 27, Mayor Dan Alexander and City Administrator Scott Moulder announced that William Merritt of Townville has been named interim fire chief for the Seneca Fire Department. Merritt assumed the chief’s duties at 5pm Friday after Chief Jan Oliver retired following 33 years of service to the city. […]

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Arrest made in Deadly Hit and Run in Seneca

On Saturday, troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested 21-year-old Anthony Brian Ward in connection with a deadly hit-and-run Thursday on Wells Highway in Seneca. That collision killed 68-year-old Larry Starnes. His motorcycle was hit from behind in front of Grace Baptist Church by Ward, who was driving a red pickup truck. Ward then allegedly fled the scene of […]

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Foothills Area YMCA building What Matters

Last night, July 26, a large crowd attended the Foothills Area YMCA kickoff reception for “Building What Matters”, tells Foothills Area YMCA CEO Christle Ross. “Last night was great, it was the kickoff of our capital campaign. We’ve been in a silent phase and been working to raise money. Our goal originally was $1.5 million and we are currently at […]

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Excitement growing about Oconee Campus of TCTC

Everyone is getting excited about Tri-County Technical College’s (TCTC) new 37,000-square-foot Oconee Campus, says Orientation Coordinator Katie Beeson. “We are extremely excited. Officially the campus will be open in early August, but or first day of classes is Aug. 20. It is located at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park at 552 Education Way in Westminster. We are going to […]

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Bus Drivers needed in SDOC

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) needs more bus drivers, explains Oconee County Schools Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey. “Well, we’re almost here for the start of the new school year and the SDOC is again looking for some good folks out there who can be bus drivers for us. We have a class coming up that will […]

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Clemson University mourning passing of Athletics Legend

Clemson University is mourning the passing of an athletics legend. After battling cancer, 58-year-old Barbara Kennedy-Dixon passed away Monday morning. She was a two-time All-American, a three-time First Team All-ACC selection and a two-time ACC Tournament MVP during her four-year playing career at Clemson University from 1978-82. She went on to serve the Clemson Athletic Department as an administrator or […]

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Seneca Police hold Popsicle Fridays during Summer

Throughout the summer, officers of the Seneca Police Department have been holding popsicle Fridays. On Friday, July 20, Captain Casey Bowling and Investigator Mike Teramano organized an event in the neighborhoods of Scenic Heights and Clemson Ridge. This was part of a summer program, where officers visit random areas within the City of Seneca to socialize with residents and kids […]

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