As the economy improves, Blue Ridge adds customers

  The addition of 700 customers across the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative service territory last year represents the largest, one-year increase since the Great Recession year of 2008. “That growth pattern has continued into this current year,” says President/CEO Charles Dalton, “and our construction crews are staying busy in their efforts to keep up with the member additions to our […]

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Marijuana seized near Walhalla

A 66-year old man has been placed under arrest in Oconee County, charged with manufacturing marijuana.  A state DNR officer requested a deputy’s presence on Virginia Drive near the LeCroy Road.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, marijuana plants growing on the property and a quantity of marijuana from inside the home were seized.  Dennis Dale Deaton of Virginia Drive was […]

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George Michael Corn

    Seneca – George Michael Corn, 68, husband of Sue Helen Certain Corn, 108 Chapman Place, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 3 pm, Sunday, April 23, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 prior at the funeral home. The family is […]

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Vandalism in the Wal-Mart parking lot

Someone apparently keyed a van in the parking lot of the Seneca Wal-Mart, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to solve the vandalism incident.  It occurred during the early morning hours of January 20.  Scratches were found on both sides of  a 2016 Nissan NV 3500 van.  If you have any information, you are asked to call […]

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Fundrasier tonight for West-Oak High Band

Entertainment tonight at the Westminster Music Center downtown will serve as a fundraiser for the West-Oak High School Band program.  Band supporter Bob Moir says performing tonight will be the Dixie Keys of Oconee County along with a jazz group from the Governor’s School.  That jazz group features former West-Oak student Roman Holder who has since performed at the Vatican. […]

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Rotary honors Seneca students

The Seneca Rotary Club recently announced its April 2017 Students of the Month for the Seneca area schools. Pictured from left to right, Nyterious Bradley (Blue Ridge Elementary), Andy Inabinet, Cheyenne Morrow (Northside Elementary), Sandra McCall, Shaynah Lee (Seneca High), Earnestine Williams, Luz Galindo-Sanchez (Ravenel Elementary), Wayne Gallimore, and Raul Ordonez-Martinez (Ravenel Elementary, student for March)

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Tech spring concert tonight

Tri-County Technical College’s spring concert will feature selections tonight from current and modern Broadway hits. The Tech Chorus and Jazz Band will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Although the concert is free, donations to the College’s Music Scholarship Fund […]

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New spot for the Clemson utility plant

The finance and facilities committee of the Clemson University board of trustees recommended yesterday to university leadership that the location for the planned Duke Energy combined heat and power (CHP) facility be moved fromthe original proposed site on the eastern edge of the Clemson campus to a location removed from residential neighborhoods adjacent to the university. The committee action is […]

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