SHS to retire Cunningham’s Jersey

Seneca High School will honor Bennie Cunningham with the retirement of his football jersey on October 25th during halftime of the football game against West-Oak.  A reception will be held in the Seneca High School cafeteria from 6-7pm prior to the football game.  The public is invited to attend. Bennie Cunningham graduated from Seneca High School in 1972.  He was a four-sport letterman at […]

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Broadband Adoption Gap closing in SC

A new report from Connect South Carolina entitled Closing the Digital Divide in South Carolina shows that efforts across the state to close the gap in broadband adoption are working. Data based on socio-economic factors gathered by Connect South Carolina’s 2010, 2011, and 2012 Residential Technology Assessments was used to illustrate how the broadband adoption gap between rural residents and […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office stressing Gun Safety

Gun safety has been a topic of discussion around the country over the past several years.  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to gun safety not only for the citizens of Oconee County, but among the deputies and personnel who work at the office. Gun safety is being aware for the potential of what might happen and always being […]

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Pickens Man sentenced for mailing Threatening Letter

Mailing a threatening letter to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has landed a Pickens County man in prison for 87 months.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. sentenced 32-year-old Simon Peter Long of Easley in federal court in Anderson for mailing a threatening communication to harm a U. S. Governmental Official.   […]

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Pickens Man dies in Two Car Accident

A two-car accident Saturday morning in Liberty claimed the life of a Pickens County man.  Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that 45-year-old Preston Calvin Batson, Jr. was killed on Highway 93 when his 1965 Ford Mustang entered into the opposing lane and collided with a 1999 Ford SUV. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelly pronounced him dead at […]

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City and County partnering to bring Jobs to area

A means to create more jobs in Oconee County was unanimously approved on first reading by the Seneca City Council at their meeting this month.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander says this ordinance creates a joint county industrial and business park related to the building of the new Hampton Inn and Suites.  “This was a document that needed to take place […]

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Seneca Firefighters wearing Pink this month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Seneca Fire Department is wearing pink shirts in October.  Seneca Firefighter Chris Cartee gives details.  “Ladies, ladies, ladies get ready; we’ve got the pink on this month. We just want to stress how much we care and we want to get that out there to all the females who have been through […]

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OCT presents The Lion in Winter

This weekend the Oconee Community Theatre raises the curtain on a dramatic comedy entitled ‘The Lion in Winter’, explains director Herschel Harper.  “Often revived, this play was the basis of the Oscar-winning film which starred Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn. Henry II of England has three sons: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his […]

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Theft at Site of New Walhalla High School

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding a reported theft of copper from the construction site of the new Walhalla High School in the Picket Post Community on Highway 11.  Investigators report that the theft occurred either Wednesday night or early Thursday morning sometime between 8pm and 4am. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy […]

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Former Anderson Teacher sentenced on Child Porn

A former Anderson Elementary School teacher has been sentenced for possession of child pornography.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that 47-year-old Joey Thomas Carter of Anderson was sentenced in federal court in Anderson. United States District Judge Timothy Cain sentenced Carter to 18 months imprisonment. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that in February 2012, an […]

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