Pickens County Sheriff conducts Drug Sweep

Deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department conducted a drug sweep through the county this week.  Officers arrested 19 people on various drug related charges including the sale of marijuana, sale of controlled substances and sale of illegal drugs within proximity of a school or daycare. According to an announcement by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, 11 of the 19 […]

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Former Seneca Lion President honored

The Upstate District of the International Lions Club recently recognized a member of the local Seneca Club for his service and outstanding leadership.  Seneca Lion Kathy Carrol gives details. “The past District Governor Jim Starnes and the present District Governor Joe Dill presented an award to last year’s President Dean Garland.  It is called a 100% medal because everything that […]

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SHS Teacher selected to New Science Teacher Academy

A Seneca High Schoolteacher will participate in a prestigious science teacher academy.  Stephen Hudson was chosen from hundreds of applications nationwide to participate as a fellow in the 2012 New Science Teacher Academy.  The largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, the National Science Teachers Association hosts 244 science teachers […]

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Survey released on Bad Hires

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 69% of employers reported that their companies have been adversely affected by a bad hire this year, with 41% of those businesses estimating the cost to be over $25,000. The survey also revealed that 24% of employers said a bad hire cost them more than $50,000. CareerBuilder senior career advisor Michael Erwin discusses the effects […]

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OC Council Swearing In Ceremony

The community is invited to the Oconee County Council Chambers on January 8 for a special ceremony.  The oath of office ceremony is scheduled for 5pm in Walhalla. Three re-elected council members; Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter, will take the oath for their second, 4-year terms. Administering the oath will be Probate Judge Kenny Johns.

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Social Networking Survey

A new survey of social networking in 21 countries makes this key point according to Richard Wike, director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project.  “This survey highlights the fact that social networking really is a global phenomenon.” The United States is second only to Britain in social networking according to Wike.  “In countries like Britain, United States, Spain, and Russia, […]

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Seneca Police arrest Four People in Drug Raid

Pursuant to an undercover illegal drug operation, officers with the Seneca Police Department executed a search warrant shortly after 9pm Tuesday night at a residence on East Main Street.  The resident and three occupants were all arrested as a result of the raid.  Seneca Police report that 39-year old Karen Denise Gibson, the resident of the house, was charged with […]

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Seneca amends Dog License Ordinance

Dogs will no longer be required to have a special tag in the City of Seneca.  At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Seneca City Council amended the dog license ordinance, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “On the dog license ordinance, we actually have these little tags that people are required to put on their dogs.  There is something on […]

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