Four-vehicle accident on U-S 123

Two trucks and two cars were involved in an accident late yesterday afternoon in Oconee County on U-S 123 at Millbrook Way, and at least one of the drivers required hospital treatment.  State trooper Brandon Bolt says the patrol issued citations for no seatbelt and too fast for conditions to the driver of a Chevy Colorado pickup truck who, according […]

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Westminster area man’s arrest is second in same case

The arrest yesterday of a Westminster area man is the second in a case that started with a business burglary last winter near Seneca.  Arrest warrants allege that Johnathan Douglas Swanson Sr. broke into the Tree South building and stole tree-cutting equipment worth in excess of $10 thousand.  It’s alleged 46-year old Swanson also took a 2020 Ford F-550 from […]

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Independent consultant for safety inspections of dams

A long-time consultant in the field of the safety of dams has been given the OK by the federal government to conduct inspections of two Duke Energy facilities in Oconee County.  A document from the “FERC”—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—carries the approval of the selection of Dr. R. Craig Findlay of a state of Maine-based engineering company, to serve as […]

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An opportunity to speak out on Utica’s future

A division of Clemson University is giving the public the chance to speak out on what’s needed to economically revive a former textile community that borders Seneca city limits.  The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is spreading access to an online survey, with the purpose to understand Utica community needs, priorities and opinion for future economic growth in […]

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Car accidents and car fire

One person was flown by medical helicopter this morning after a one-car accident on U-S 123, the Toccoa Highway. The highway patrol reported the accident just after 2:30 this morning near the Cleveland Pike highway.  Word spread from an after-school accident yesterday in the Ebenezer Community that injured three Walhalla High School boy students.  A school official said two of […]

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Plant exchange in Westminster is a community event

A plaque in a garden reads:  “He who works a garden, works hard in hand with God.”  For a 23rd year, the Westminster Baptist Church will hold a community plant exchange starting at 9 o’clock Saturday morning in the church parking lot.  You may bring perennials, annuals, houseplants, bulbs, vegetables, herbs or water garden plants.  And, if you have too […]

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Seneca adds a supermarket to its clientele

Publix supermarket has gone into business in Seneca, with its doors opened to the public at 7 this morning.  We’re told that the parking lot filled quickly with shoppers, so many that the police have stationed an officer there for the day.  Publix took over space formerly used by the Bi-Lo chain, demolished the former Bi-Lo, and built anew.

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