One Chick-fil-A partially re-opens

Seneca Chick-fil-A announces that at 10:30 this morning, its drive-thru re-opens with a limited menu.  During the restaurant closing, a third-part professional cleaner disinfected and deep cleaned the building in accord with public health guidelines.  According to a statement from the company, the employee who experienced symptoms of COVID-19 and those in close contact with the worker are now self-quarantining […]

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Blue Ridge will continue the charity fundraising

The spread of COVID-19 means neither Ronnie Millsap, nor Restless Heart, nor the Tams will take the stage in Pickens. The 23rd Annual Blue Ridge Fest has been cancelled, but the performers are being invited for next year’s. It’s with sadness that the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative must cancel the event, but the spirit behind why it’s held each year […]

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Even in these times, you can still marry

The Oconee Probate Court encourages everyone who wishes to be married to now apply for a marriage license through the mail. The office at the county’s Pine Street complex will accept applications in person weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm. To find a marriage license application, couples are urged to go to the website oconeesc.com/probate-home. Complete the form and […]

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Shooter still out there

Sheriff’s officers searched last night but could not find their suspect in a shooting in the Foxwood Hills subdivision. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as Devan Chavis Bennett and said the 27-year old should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Crimestoppers is accepting tips on where Bennett might be found. Shortly after 2 pm deputies […]

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82 additional South Carolina cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 82 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 424 cases in 39 counties*.Two previously reported cases, one in Lexington County and one in Lancaster County, have been subtracted from the total case count as those individuals were determined, through further investigation, […]

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So far, Oconeeans heeding the call

For the most part, so far, Oconeeans seem to be abiding the rule that no one should gather in groups of three or people–as a way to protect against the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19.  That is the assessment given this afternoon by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  Asked if his officers have had to break up groups of three or […]

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Future Seneca Middle School property final

Oconee School District officials signed the paperwork and handed over the check to finalize the purchase of approximate 44 acres of land along Wells Highway for a new Seneca Middle School. The site is located approximately one mile from Seneca High School along Wells Highway and is in close proximity to all three elementary schools. The site, with a total […]

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