Relief fund running out of money to help victims

May 28, 2020

While donations to the Seneca Tornado Relief Fund have reached nearly half-a-million dollars in the past six weeks, city administrator Scott Moulder told city council Tuesday night the fund is nearly out of money.

Seneca approves budgets with no raises, tax or rate hikes

May 27, 2020

  By Norm Cannada The Journal SENECA — With the city still reeling from the effects of COVID-19 and the EF3 tornado that blew through last month, Seneca City Council approved first reading of its 2020-21 budgets for the city’s general fund and Seneca Light and Water on Tuesday night with no tax or rate […]

Police: Man impersonated officer

The Journal staff SENECA — A Seneca man was arrested Monday in a January incident in which police allege he pretended to be an officer of the law in an attempt to settle a dispute. Lee Lashon Goodine, 45, of Alpine Drive, is charged with one count of impersonating a law enforcement officer. He was […]

Seneca woman held on heroin, ecstasy charges

  The Journal staff SENECA — A Seneca woman was being held at the Oconee County Detention Center on drug charges involving heroin and ecstasy. Jerica Lee-Lois Elrod, 21, of 819 Laing Court, was charged with two counts distribution of narcotics. She was being held Tuesday afternoon on a combined $20,615 surety bond. The incident […]

Westminster man killed in wreck

May 26, 2020

Norm Cannada | The Journal Officials investigate a wreck Saturday morning that took the life of a Westminster man.   By Norm Cannada The Journal SENECA — A Westminster man was killed Saturday morning when the U-Haul truck he was driving went off the road and struck a guardrail and several trees. Oconee County Coroner Karl […]

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.