Free cancer screenings next month in Seneca

Seneca’s Blue Ridge Community Center will host free cancer screenings on Wednesday, October 6.  The screenings are designed to detect breast and cervical cancer.  Through the Best Chance Network, women qualify for free screenings provided they are South Carolina residents, age 21-64; meet certain income guidelines (at or below 250% of the federal poverty level); and have a high-deductible health […]

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Latest South Carolina COVID-19 report

Here are the newest COVID-19 South Carolina COVID-19 cases, as reported by DHEC.  The count effective at the end of the day Sunday revealed 3,552 new cases of the virus statewide — 60 in Oconee County.  Statewide, 35 South Carolinians were added to the death toll.  Among them: two Pickens County residents and four Anderson County residents.  Of 31,054 test […]

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Lake Jocassee death near state park

A fisherman from Pickens apparently drowned late yesterday afternoon in Lake Jocassee near the Devil’s Fork State Park.  Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was an 85-year old Pickens man, Wallace Edward Curtis, who appeared to have been preparing to load his boat onto a trailer after an outing on the lake.  Curtis had left his Pickens home early yesterday […]

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Less of that blue-green substance is a good thing

That unwanted visitor into the drinking water made by the Pioneer Rural Water District has been much less prevalent of late and, as a result, Pioneer officials say they’re not getting the phone calls so common earlier this year, and social media no longer is full of complaints.  Gary Harper, superintendent of Pioneer’s treatment plant, attributes the decrease in algae […]

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Jackknifed truck closed one I-85 lane northbound

  Northbound traffic on I-85 at Fair Play was re-routed into an emergency lane today as public safety responders dealt with a tractor-trailer truck that jackknifed and wound up in the median pressed against cable.  Chief Larry Wilkerson of the Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department said there were no injuries.  They were able to keep northbound traffic flowing by using […]

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Razorback Football Kicks Off This Friday

After battling through a number of Covid-related issues this season, the Walhalla Razorbacks will finally open their 2021 season this Friday, September 17, when they host the defending 3A state champion Daniel Lions. Daniel has had to deal with the Covid situation themselves this year but has still managed to play three games thus far. They are undefeated with wins […]

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Unwanted touching alleged at Seneca store

The police in Seneca say they’ve arrested a man who is accused of unwanted touching.  The police announcement states River Allen Argabright was jailed on the charge of assault and battery second degree.  On Sunday the police were sent to a local grocery store and started their investigation of the incident that led to the arrest.  The victim was identified […]

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Second man named Earl charged with murder

This announcement this morning:  “The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a second arrest today in connection with a recent homicide that occurred on Padgett Street, which is on the Utica Mill Hill, near Seneca.   20 year old Stanley Eugene Earl, Jr. of Scott Circle in Pendleton was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:12pm yesterday on […]

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Parrot Head-mania arrives in Oconee County

Their style of laid-back dress and the happy go lucky nature of the group attracted attention yesterday during the lunch hour at a Seneca restaurant.  A Parrot Head club has organized in Oconee County, and its members enjoy the county’s lake lifestyle, but with a bent to help fellow man.  This club of fun people also has designated Seneca’s Golden […]

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A chat with the chairman

Paul Cain and Annie Caggiano recently got together for a talk about economic development and what Cain, as an Oconee County councilman, would like to see county government accomplish in the next year.  Cain also serves as the chairman of council’s economic and development committee.  Caggiano is the president/CEO of the public-private Oconee Economic Alliance that works to bolster economic […]

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