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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Burglary at Tamassee-Salem High School

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that was reported just before 6:30am Tuesday morning at Tamassee-Salem High School. Deputies responded to the scene soon thereafter. Some windows were broken in the school as well as some windows of buses. There are also reports of some damage inside the school. An investigator responded to the scene as well […]

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Seneca release statement in Hammond Case

Through Complete Public Relations, the City of Seneca released this statement on the latest in the Hammond case. “The past three months have been extremely difficult for the residents of Seneca, its city employees and the 45 members of its police force. While the effects of outside agitators to tear apart our community lingers, we are thankful the investigation has […]

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Solicitor announces No Charges against Lt. Tiller

Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that no charges will be filled against Lt. Mark Tiller of the Seneca Police Department in wake of the shooting death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond. Solicitor Adams released this statement in the case. “I have completed my review of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) investigation into the shooting death of Zachary Hammond […]

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Correction: Link added for Worst Drivers Study

CORRECTION Link to Study added:The Palmetto State ranks number one in the nation for the worst drivers. CarInsuranceComparison.com did the rankings based on five categories: fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, fatal crashes involving drivers who didn’t obey certain traffic laws, drunk driving, speeding and careless driving which included bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities. Only Montana ranked as poorly as South […]

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Area Closings/Cancellations

Updated 3:00 PM Tuesday (scroll to the bottom for the most recent additions to the list.) *Tonight’s Guardin ad Litem training session at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center has been cancelled. *Oconee Heritage Center has postponed its meeting scheduled for Tuesday night. The meeting will beheld Tuesdy, Febuary 4 at 6:00 PM. *Clemson University is closing at 3:00 PM. *Tri-County Technical College […]

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Company to invest $1 million in Seneca

A company will invest $1 million  and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for the support we have received […]

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