Kellett project likely done by end of year

Despite some delays because of some COVID-19 issues, Seneca city administrator Scott Moulder says he is confident a project to demolish the former Kellett Elementary School building and create greenspace and ballfields in its place will be completed by the end of the year.

Shopping Angels assist those at risk for COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country more than two months ago, many people — particularly seniors — have been reluctant to go out in public for fear of contracting the highly contagious disease that has already claimed thousands of lives across the country.

COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Oconee, Pickens

May 25, 2020

  There have been six more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Oconee County since Friday, along with 10 more cases in Pickens County, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. There are now 47 confirmed cases in Oconee County and 124 in Pickens County. Pickens has also had three previously reported […]

Teacher’s children educating younger students through online education activities

Special to The Journal Lydia Zelmer, 7, and Parker Zelmer, 10, helped mom and teacher Lorrie Zelmer come up with creative online learning opportunities with her kindergarten students who like others throughout the country have been forced to adapt to the new normal of education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Special to […]

Drug charges filed after chase

The Journal staff WALHALLA — A man wanted on multiple warrants since 2019 was arrested Thursday after a brief high-speed chase in Seneca. Bobby Bruce Rains, 37, of Stamp Creek Landing Road, is charged with trafficking between 28 and 100 grams of methamphetamine, second-degree burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, petit larceny, third-degree assault and […]

Seneca man charged in burglary

  SENECA — Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 26-year-old man Wednesday after finding him hiding near a home on South Cove Road that had been broken into multiple times this month. Anthony Michael Griffin, of Burkett Road, is charged with first-degree burglary, petit larceny and possession of tools used during a crime. He […]