Public information sought to solve armed robberies

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for your assistance to identify and locate suspects involved in at least two armed robbery incidents. On the mornings of December 4 at approximately 2:00 and December 10 at approximately 1:30, a male subject entered the 7-Eleven store on Highway 153 in Greenville and demanded cash from the attending clerk. He also stole packs […]

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Parade organizer reacts to mascot marching idea

An organizer of this year’s Christmas parade in Seneca gave his reaction to the idea that the Yuletide parades would be enhanced by the appearance of the mascots from the three Oconee high schools. Julian Davis says, “I would also like for all the bands to march as well.” Davis concedes it’s difficult for the parades to get commitments from […]

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Five charges filed against driver near Seneca

All it took was a deputy spotting car that ignored a stop sign for a chase that started in Utica and ended in Newry. A 32-year old Oconee County man was jailed yesterday on five charges. The Sheriff’s Office announced the following charges against Joseph Coy Kilby: failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension second offense, reckless […]

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A suggestion for future parades

Imagine Christmas parades in Oconee County in which the mascots of the three county high schools march together in a spirit of unity for the season? One Walhalla parade spectator on Saturday says she would have like to have seen the mascots of Seneca, Walhalla, and West-Oak marching together, and she wonders whether her suggestion can be considered.

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Intersection work could be “bumped” into funding list

As one year passes into another, Seneca gets closer to finally seeing something done in a major way to improve the 123-130/East End intersection—frequently clogged by traffic and backups. Lance Estep of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments lays out the potential of a two-to-three-year timeline before funding is recommended. Considering how commercial development crowds the intersection at all […]

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No change ahead on Davis Creek Road

At this time, South Carolina DOT regards too expensive a project to grade down a hill approach to a major Oconee County traffic intersection. So, for now, it means Davis Creek Road motorists headed from the south for the busy 123 intersection across from the Food Lion shopping center will still encounter limited visibility as they scale a hill on […]

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