Changes on 123 at Seneca

Changes are taking place on 123 in the Seneca area.  Captain D’s Seafood has closed.  There’s a new neon sign above the hill from Miracle Circle, advertising the Perry Ellis International operation there.  At B-B&T, there’s an indication that the local bank is getting ready for its merger with Sun Trust under the new name of Truist which yesterday became […]

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Fire at Tokeena Crossroads

Fire departments sent fire fighters and equipment into the Tokeena Crossroads Community of Oconee County this morning to fight a mobile home fire.  The fire was reported shortly before 2:15 this morning on Charis Drive, not far from the SC 24-59 juncture.  As the result of the fire, one person has been displaced and the American Red Cross was contacted […]

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Arrest made in Monday’s shooting in Utica

Oconee sheriff’s officers have one person in custody in their investigation of the wounding of a homeless man Monday in the Utica Community. The arrest of Robert Martain Robertson, 18-year old Seneca resident, was announced early last night. Investigators plan to obtain warrants today charging Robertson with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent […]

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State lawmakers deadline fast approaches

A deadline to sign up to directly address Oconee’s state lawmakers on matters of state business is fast approaching, but there’s still time to reserve a spot on the agenda for the annual constituents meeting held by the county’s state lawmakers.  The delegation will greet the public in a meeting at 7 o’clock Thursday night, January 23 at the Westminster […]

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Police seize shotgun, man arrested

A 24-year old resident of the Boone’s Creek Community near Salem has been arrested and charged with possession of a sawed off shotgun in Seneca. Kenneth Harold Miller Jr. of the Douglas Crowe Road was arrested by the police yesterday and charged in an incident that is alleged to have occurred Friday, December 27 in the yard of a home […]

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Homeless man shot in Utica

The man wounded in the Monday afternoon shooting in Utica is a homeless man, whose name is being held for safety and health privacy reasons. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to pass on any information that can help solve the shooting.  The Sheriff’s Office E-911 Communications Center received a phone call yesterday afternoon around 5:12pm in regards to […]

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It’s time to register for spring volleyball

We’re barely a month into winter, but it’s already time to think spring…and to register to play volleyball in the Westminster Recreation Department programs.  Volleyball registration will take place next week between Tuesday and Friday.  Participants should be between 7 and 17 years old, based on your age September 1.  Registration takes place at the M-D Cleveland Civic Center.  First […]

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Drone gives panoramic view of new school

Hard-hat tours of a new building are one thing, but you get a comprehensive look at a new construction from above. The Oconee school trustees were treated last night to a drone video look of the progress far on the new Hamilton Career and Technology Center on n. highway 11. Steve Hanvey, associate superintendent, served as narrator and remarked that […]

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