COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Found in Palmetto State: The Latest from DHEC Officials

Two possible cases of COVID-19 are being investigated in South Carolina. At a press conference on Saturday, Gov. Henry McMaster said that while it’s a serious situation, there is no reason for public alarm… Dr. Rick Toomey, director of SC’s Department of Health and Environmental Control echoed the governor by saying that the risk for the public remains low… DHEC’s […]

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SDOC Dismissing Early Due To Inclement Weather

A winter weather advisory has been issued for portions of Upstate South Carolina due to possible freezing temperatures, snowfall and widespread black ice. Due to potentially hazardous driving conditions during normal dismissal time, SDOC will dismiss middle and high schools at 1:00pm.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45pm.  In addition, all after school activities including YMCA child care programs, have been cancelled. Stay […]

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Stand-off in Seneca

Seneca Police Chief John Covington reports officers are currently involved in a stand-off situation at Fair Oaks Village Apartments. This stand-off resulted from an early morning incident after officers responded to a reported disturbance and a shot being fired. Chief Covington reports that no one was injured. The scene has been secured and the S.W.A.T. team from S.L.E.D has been […]

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Bobcats to play Football after Thanksgiving

A dominate performance by the Bobcats Friday night means varsity football continues in Seneca after Thanksgiving. In the second round of the Class AAA State Playoffs, Seneca beat the Chapman Panthers 55-14. The Bobcats were lead by senior running back Braxton Gambrell, who rushed for three touchdowns; 21, 9 and 10-yards respectively. Junior running back Jacory Benson added two scores […]

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Seneca shuts out Pickens to advance

The Seneca Bobcats continued their winning ways Friday night beating the Pickens Blue Flame, 42-0 in the first round of the Class AAA State Playoffs. The Bobcats were equally powerful through the air and on the ground, scoring three touchdowns each way. Seneca quarterback Elijah Turner connected with wide receiver Andre Wright on two touchdown passes, 37 and 30-yards respectfully. […]

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Bobcats slay Lions to stay Undefeated

The Seneca Bobcats finished the regular season undefeated Friday night by slaying the Daniel Lions 35-17. The Bobcats (10-0) were lead by senior running back Braxton Gambrell who scored touchdowns on runs of 14 and 35-yards. Bobcat junior running back Jacory Benson added two touchdowns on runs of 5 and 9-yards. Seneca senior quarterback Elijah Turner connected with senior wide […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt offers these Halloween safety tips. “If you plan to trick or treat by going door-to-door make sure children under the age of 12 have adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Costumes […]

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Spend Halloween on the Green in Seneca

Eleven years ago, a conversation started a Halloween tradition in downtown Seneca, explains Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley. “Mayor Dan Alexander and I were talking and said what if we went up on Depot Street and got a few merchants to give out candy on Halloween. We probably had 6-7 merchants and maybe 100 kids came that first night. They dressed […]

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