SHS’s Student Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Seneca High School’s Wesley Grant for receiving the honor of November’s Student Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Ralph’s Trophy Shop.  Wesley is a junior ranked in the top 15% of his class.  He is a hard worker and is well respected by his teachers and peers. Seneca High School’s Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Padgett said, “Wesley has […]

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SHS Student presented Heart of a Champion Award

Seneca High School junior, Emily Barber has been presented with the Heart of a Champion Award from the Foothills Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  FCA believes that for every student athlete to be successful in sports and in life, we must strive daily to uphold FCA’s four core values: integrity, service, teamwork and excellence.  FCA seeks to recognize a student athlete […]

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Strom Thurmond Awards in Law Enforcement

This week, United States Attorney Bill Nettles’ Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee hosted the annual Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement Luncheon.  More than 130 state, local and federal law enforcement officials attended the awards luncheon. The following South Carolina law enforcement officers received the 2012 awards: City – Chief Randall G.  Scott, Columbia Police Department; County – Major […]

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Valve Failure blamed for Sewage Leak

The failure of a new piece of equipment is traced to a sewage leak this week between Seneca and Clemson. According to Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, the failure of an air relief valve at a pump station on Wells Highway behind Blue Ridge Orthopedics caused a sewer spill of an estimated 10,000 gallons. Within […]

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Old Lawsuit gets New Life

An Oconee County civil lawsuit five years in the pre-trial stage got a form of rejuvenation this week when a judge gave all parties 90 days to come to agreement on when the case will reach the courtroom. Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh will allow a new attorney to become familiar with all that is involved in the case titled McMahan […]

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Indictment alleges Threatening Communication

The government says an indictment has been returned against a Pickens County man, accused of mailing a threatening communication to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. The announcement of the indictment against 31-year old Simon Peter Long does not detail the alleged threat. It says the maximum penalty in the case should Long be found guilty, is 10 years in prison. The […]

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Seneca to add Museum Position

At their monthly meeting last night, the Seneca City Council approved a recommendation to re-designate a newly created job position into a museum job.  After sharing his vision for the city to add a second and, possibly, a third museum, Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick received permission to re-designate the position as someone to take charge of creating the Strickland […]

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OC requests lawsuit dismissal

An attorney for Oconee County today alleged the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit over an accident at the county airport failed to follow proper procedures in serving notice of the suit. Attorney Dan Atkinson said the process server for a North Carolina pilot failed to serve notice to the proper county officials within a prescribed time limit. But the attorney […]

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Former teacher indicted

Meeting Monday, the Oconee Grand Jury returned six indictments charging a former school teacher and coach with sex crimes involving minors. Some of the indictments charging Richard Onley Gardner III contain multiple counts, alleging offenses involving a child under adult legal age. The indictments returned allow the prosecutor’s office to take the cases to the Oconee General Sessions Court. The […]

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Crenshaw finishes Sheriff’s School

Oconee Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw recently graduated from the Newly-Elected Sheriffs’ School at the S.C. Sheriffs’ Association. Held in conjunction with the state’s Criminal Justice Academy, the week-long school covered subjects such as budget presentation, ethics compliance, employment law, civil liability and risk management. The school is held after every general election, to comply with state law mandating it. Besides the […]

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