Hydro plant bids for relicensing

A plant tour and a briefing on the operations of a privately-run hydro power plant near Seneca will take place the day of Wednesday, August 3, and the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has directed its executive director to represent the authority during those proceedings.  The Coneross Hydro plant, owned by a group of attorneys, is located downstream from the […]

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Trustees OK new grading scale

  A new grading scale approved by the State Board of Education in Columbia is now the policy in the Oconee public school district.  The county board of trustees last night adopted a scale that, for grades 3-12, defines an A as numerical grade from 90-100.  This replaces the scale that set an A at from 93-100.  Students will want […]

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Why Brexit matters to Oconee sewer authority

  Policymakers for Oconee’s sewer operations started their July meeting last night with a discussion of finances—including how England’s decision to leave the European Union could affect their investments.  The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority holds 45 certificates of deposit of varying amounts.  The commissioners were told last night that the bank for one of those had “called” the certificate […]

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Westminster K-9 succumbs at the age of seven

  Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Adams of Westminster made this announcement at mid-afternoon yesterday:  “It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that Dexter has passed away.  He will be missed.”  The owner and handler of the police department’s K-9, Sgt. Isaac Moore, said Dexter died in a Greenville veterinarians facility only days after surgery that attached plates […]

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City leaders meet tonight

The regular July meeting of the Seneca City Council takes place at 6 tonight at City Hall. West Union leaders will see action, also.  At their council meeting at 6 at the Town Hall, West Union Council is scheduled to take final reading on an ordinance addressing bicycles on sidewalks.

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Edith Marie Burton Cobb

Salem, SC— Edith Marie Burton Cobb, 88, wife of the late Robert Cobb, of 740 Burnt Tanyard Road, Salem, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Seneca Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Salem First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family […]

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Junior Nix

Seneca – James Junior Nix, 92, widower of the late Janie Ruth Price Nix, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2016 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, July 12, […]

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K-9 takes turn for the worse

Westminster officials say the condition of their injured K-9 has taken a turn for the worse.  “Dexter” underwent surgery after being hit by a car when he bolted from his pen, scared by the sound of fireworks July 4.  A fund has been set up to help pay the K-9’s medical expenses.   Those wanting to donate can send their donation […]

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School meal prices headed up

A vote by Oconee school trustees to raise the cost of a meal is expected during tonight’s regular meeting of board of trustees.  The district administration recommends a 10-cent increase to comply with requirements of the U-S Department of Agriculture.  The increase, to be effective with the start of the next school year in August, would raise the cost of […]

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