Oconee County Council Holds Tuesday Night Meeting; Sheriff’s Office Deputy To Be Assigned To Pine Street Complex Full Time

(Seneca, SC)————Oconee County Council held their regular council meeting in council chambers at the Oconee County Administrative Offices last night. During the meeting, Council unanimously approved the addition of a deputy’s position with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office with that deputy assigned to the Pine Street complex full time. With further details and comments, here is Oconee County Council Chairman […]

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Southern Wesleyan Hosts 33 Students For First Summer Residency

(Seneca, SC)—-Southern Wesleyan University recently held its first Summer Residency as the school hosted 33 students who are seeking a doctorate in education in curriculum and assessment. The residency requirement is embedded within the online degree program. According to a release from the school, the first of three residencies required focused on quantitative and mixed method R statistics and academic […]

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Pickens Post Office Scheduled To Hold Passport Fair Next Saturday

(Seneca, SC)——-The Pickens Post Office will be holding a passport fair next Saturday, July 27th from 9am until Noon at their location at 110 Johnson Street. The passport fair is for walk-ins only.  The Postal Service recommends that customers complete applications before arriving and should allow 15 minutes per transaction, depending upon the number of applicants in a transaction.  All […]

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Gas Prices Continue To Rise Across South Carolina; Prices Still Lower Than Last Year At This Time, According To AAA Carolinas

(Seneca, SC)——Gasoline prices are still on the increase across South Carolina but prices are still cheaper than this time last year. AAA Carolinas is reporting that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in South Carolina is $2.48 a gallon, which is up seven cents on the week and 19 cents on the month.  However, the price is nine […]

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7.60 Miles Of Oconee County Roads Scheduled To Be Improved

(Seneca, SC)—-The South Carolina Department of Transportation is providing public notification of projects identified for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the South Carolina roadway system. The reconstruction and rehabilitation of the South Carolina roadway system is part of the Proposed 2020 Pavement Improvement Program.  After the public comment period, the program will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. […]

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Anderson County Officials Investigating Fatal Shooting Involving A Home Invasion

(Seneca, SC)———The Anderson County Coroner’s Office and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that resulted in a death involving a home invasion. According to a press release from the Coroner’s Office, investigators responded to an address on Boiter Street in Williamston around 10:10pm Sunday evening in reference to a 911 call reporting a person had been shot […]

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Seneca Police Department Arrests Westminster Woman Over The Weekend On Trafficking In Methamphetamine Charges

(Seneca, SC)—–The Seneca Police Department arrested a Westminster woman over this past weekend on multiple charges, including a charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. 63 year old Patricia Diane Baker was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center late Friday evening. Baker has also been charged with Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, Simple Possession of Marijuana […]

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10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Announces Guilty Plea Related To 2018 Bountyland Accident

(Seneca, SC)——The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has announced that Thomas James Kirby has pled guilty to a charge of reckless homicide yesterday in regards to a motor vehicle accident last year that took the life of a passenger in another vehicle. The accident occurred on May 21st at the intersection of Highway 28 and Keowee School Road in Bountyland and […]

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South Carolina Department Of Public Safety Announces A Preliminary Total Of Seven Persons Killed On South Carolina Roadways This Past Weekend

(Seneca, SC)————–The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has announced that a preliminary total of seven people were killed on South Carolina roadways this past weekend, from the time period between 6pm, Friday, July 12th and just before midnight, Sunday, July 14th. According to the Department of Public Safety, 500 people have died on South Carolina roadways in 2019, compare […]

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