South Carolina exceeds 200,000 cases

Thanksgiving weekend numbers are adding up to a sad distinction for South Carolina’s effort to tamp down the number of those infected by the world pandemic.  Published numbers today from DHEC indicate that the state has now exceeded 200,000 COVID-19 cases (201,354).  The death toll is now 4,043.  Friday and Saturday reports showed an almost identical number of confirmed virus […]

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Shaped up property subject for rumored development

Graded property next to the Walhalla Zaxby’s is the subject for rumors of future development, with the more popular rumor being that it’s destined to be a Dairy Q restaurant. For now, that’s not the case, according to a spokesman for the Dairy Queen company.  Jamie Izaks of All Points public relations says, “International Dairy Queen is a growing company […]

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Seneca makes aesthetic move downtown

New business and property owners have begun to invest in Seneca’s commercial district downtown.  Now city government is responding with a move to enhance the looks of its core commercial area.  The Light and Water Department has begun a project to bury electric power lines running along N. and S. Walnut to the railroad crossing.  “Number one is aesthetics,” says […]

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Fred Meyers

Westminster- Fred Meyers, 92, husband of the late Myra Meyers, passed away November 27th, 2020, at the Prisma Health Cottingham Hospice House.   A native of New York, he was the son of the late Fred W. and Marie Verrando Meyers. Fred retired from JP Stevens where he worked in customer service and was a United States Navy Veteran who […]

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Curtis MacArthur Heaton

Seneca, SC – Curtis MacArthur Heaton, 78, husband of Martha Ann Heaton, of Seneca, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.   A native of Salem, SC, Mr. Heaton was the son of the late Mack Heaton, Jr. and Margaret Pearl Calhoun Heaton. He was a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple, Past President of the Blue […]

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Melvin Owens

Walhalla-Melvin Curtis Owens, 78, of 405 Walnut Street, Walhalla, SC passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at AnMed Hospital. A native of Oconee County, he was the son of the late Pilgrim and Mary Rogers Owens. Mr. Owens retired from Mayfair Mills in Pickens SC. He was the founder of the Carolina Clearwater Band and was the pianist and a […]

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Stephen Hagerman

Westminster – Stephen Mack Hagerman, 68, of 603 Doyle Street, passed away Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at Manna Health and Rehab of Pickens.   A native of West Virginia, he was the son of late Mack and Helen Simcox Hagerman.  Stephen was a heating and air conditioner repair man, who had a great passion for hiking, rock hounding and was […]

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Charles A. Long

Walhalla, SC – Charles A. Long, 85, husband of Shirley Chapman Long, of Walhalla, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.   A native of Newry, SC, Mr. Long was the son of the late Fred and Hassie Davis Long. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at Clemson University. Mr. Long was […]

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Today’s South Carolina (and Oconee) COVID numbers

On Thanksgiving Eve, the state health agency has added an additional 1,243 cases to its COVID-19 count, including 38 from Oconee County.  Statewide there are four new deaths reported.  Total test results received by DHEC yesterday were 8,991; a positivity of 13.8%.  On this day, many people were lined up to be tested at Prisma Health’s drive-up at the front […]

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Seneca townhome resident charged with arson

The state police are announcing the arrest of a Seneca woman on the charge of arson second degree.  The affidavit to the arrest warrant charging Andrea Dawn Sabino alleges that between November 15-16 the 49-year old Sabino “willfully and maliciously caused an explosion, set fire, burned, or caused to be burned or aid, counsels, or procured a burning that resulted […]

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