Burglary in Earles Grove

A gun case was stolen during a home burglary last week in the Earles Grove Community of Oconee County.  The Sheriff’s Office requests information from the public to help solve what happened during the evening of June 22 at 110 Morgan Creek Drive.  Besides the weaponry, taken were a 40” to 42” black in color RCA flat screen TV, a […]

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Scott speaks out on criminal justice reform

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified this afternoon before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on “Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism.”  The purpose of the hearing is to examine programs and legislation aimed at rehabilitating offenders, facilitating a successful transition from prison to community, and reducing recidivism.  Scott stressed the following factoid during his remarks:  […]

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Sheldon Jay Bacher

Orville, OH-Sheldon Jay Bacher, 25, of Orrville, OH took his final flight from this earth to meet his Savior on June 26, 2017. He was most recently employed as a pilot for Priority Air Charter of Apple Creek, OH. Visitations and funeral will be held at Foothills Fellowship, 126 Robin Rd, Westminster, SC. Visitation hours are 2-4 PM and 6-8 […]

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Barbara Sue McAlister

West Union, SC— Barbara Sue McAlister, 70, wife of Fredie Joseph McAlister, of 4071 Safety Harbor Road, West Union, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 30, 2017, at Fairview Church of God with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 […]

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Salem OKs 6% water rate increase

The cost of a valuable resource is headed upward in the town of Salem.  The town’s new budget of $1.4 million dollars calls for a water rate increase, both in and out of town, amounting to six percent.  There will be no property tax increase or other fee increase next year in Salem.  Town employees will not get a cost […]

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Preservation honor goes to restored Clemson building

Clemson University’s Holtzendorff Hall received a 2017 South Carolina Historic Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of the Italian Renaissance-style building designed by professor Rudolf Lee.  The awards were presented at the State House by Gov. McMaster and were sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History […]

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Haynes building appraisals in hands of attorneys

Estimates of repairs needed to a large downtown Seneca building are in the hands of attorneys, according to an announcement last night at City Hall.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator, said appraisals by the Rev. E-Haynes side have been turned over to city attorneys.  Dietterick calls it a “starting line” toward repairing the building—which has been a subject of years of […]

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Communication tower projects receive special exceptions

The Oconee County skyline will accommodate a pair of new structures that will facilitate our 21st century proclivity to talk and communicate.  After what were routine hearings this week, the county Board of Zoning Appeals gave special exceptions for communication tower projects at 378 Mountain Road, Westminster and 470 Dairy Farm Road, Westminster.  Greg Gordos, county planner, said two other […]

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Seneca’s new legal mind: R. Boatner “Bo” Bowman

Oconee County-reared and now an attorney in Greenville, “Bo” Bowman has joined the city of Seneca as part-time assistant city attorney.  Thirty-year city attorney Mike Smith retires next year.  And, apparently if things work out, the job at that that time could go to Bowman permanently.  Meantime, as noted by Mayor Dan Alexander, there will be a transition going on. […]

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