Bomb threat under investigation

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office says a bomb threat, communicated by email, is being investigated this afternoon at Clements Electrical in the Friendship Community near Seneca. The building on Friendship Road has been evacuated while personnel determine whether there is in fact a bomb or whether the email is a hoax.

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Special Seneca qualifying will be in January

A special election to fill the opening on the 8-member Seneca City Council will take place March 12, 2019, according to Joy Scharich, the county director of elections. And those who aspire to fill what’ll remain in the unexpired term of Anthony Herman Smith officially file their candidacies between January 11 and January 22. Campaign signs in the windows of […]

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Juvenile missing in Seneca

The police in Seneca continue to look for a runaway juvenile age girl. She is Ta’liyah Ethridge. Ta’liyah was last seen Sunday walking on Pine Forest Circle. She’s 5-4, 115 lbs., last seen wearing a gray jacket. burgundy pants, yellow and green shoes, and a red bandana. The police say it’s believed she is with another juvenile, Mikey Haguewood. Any […]

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Yesterday’s quake was followed by aftershock

If you were in the Seneca area or in northeast Georgia around 4:15 yesterday morning, you may have been rattled from your sleep. An earthquake rumbled through our area. According to the U-S Geologic Survey, the epicenter of 4.4 magnitude quake was just north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. USGS recorded an aftershock about 13 minutes later that registered 3.3. Toccoa’s WNEG […]

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Planners turn attention to Oconee’s population

The population element is considered to be the foundation for other elements to be included in the new Oconee County comprehensive plan. And next week county planning commissioners will focus on the population element while they review the first draft. Two years ago, U-S Census pegged the number of Oconeeans at 75,375. With the next census in two years, there’s […]

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