Incumbents attract no challengers

The clock struck noon today without any changes to the field of candidates for the 2016 Seneca Municipal Election.  Mayor Dan Alexander and Councilmen Gaines, Smith, Moore, and O’Kelley are unopposed as ballot candidates.  State law provides that if no declares as a write-in during the next two weeks, the incumbents automatically start their new terms and no election is […]

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Free parking in downtown Clemson

The City of Clemson offers free parking to holiday shoppers in its downtown parking garage at College Avenue and Keith Street.  A waiver by the city council allows free, one-day parking in non-reserved and metered spaces in the parking garage.  The parking waivers run through Sunday, January 3. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New Greenville federal courthouse hinges on vote

Funding to start and finish a new federal courthouse in Greenville hinges on a year-end vote by Congress, and Senator Lindsey Graham says he’s pleased.  The new courthouse is to be called the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Federal Courthouse, to honor the late governor.  It’s expected to be a 10-story building covering two acres across the street from the Greenville […]

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Seneca to dole out the money!

In a meeting this morning at City Hall, the Seneca Finance Committee recommended approval of $158 thousand worth of applications for funds from the city’s “HAT” account–the Hospitality and Accommodations Tax fund.  A total of $60 thousand was recommended to pay for the Seneca Fest on Memorial Day weekend 2016. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee jobless rate at 5.2%

The newest figures peg the Oconee County jobless rate practically halfway between the state and the national averages.  For November, 5.2% of the Oconee workforce was out of work but actively trying to find new employment.  According to the state Department of Employment and Workforce, 33,426 members of the county’s total workforce of 35,259 are gainfully employed.  The seasonally adjusted […]

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Smash-up in front of Brown Elementary

Authorities at the traffic accident scene in front of Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary say the main two things to take from this morning’s accident are no injuries and the crash occurred by the time most school traffic had come and gone.  The accident, around 8:15 this morning, involved a car and two small pickup trucks and is investigated by city […]

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He’s running again!

The sitting Oconee County treasurer is going to stand in 2016 for public office once again.  Greg Nowell last night announced his intent to run for a third term as Oconee Treasurer.  A retired CPA, Nowell has served the county since February 1, 2007.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Anticipated service from Bountyland tower

A Verizon representative predicts a new communications tower will be finished and on-the-air for service from Bountyland by the middle part of next year.  Officials involved in the permitting and real estate dealings required to put up a 95-foot monopole on SC 28/the Blue Ridge Boulevard have responded to cell phone customers’ inquiries received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  Jim La Pann, […]

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Oconee trout find new habitat in the midlands

A helicopter and a special lift bucket lowered thousands of rainbow and brown trout this week into the lower Saluda River near Columbia.  They came from the Walhalla National Fish Hatchery in Oconee County.  The cold waters released from the bottom of Lake Murray provide suitable habitat for the trout in the Saluda River, creating a unique and popular fishery […]

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Graduation Day

A ceremony yesterday in Greenville awarded degrees to about 1,250 Clemson University students.  On the Clemson campus, 82 doctoral degrees were handed out in the university’s first Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.  The doctoral hood is a symbolic honor to scholars who have attained the highest level of formal education.  Clemson President Clements encouraged the new Ph.D.s to use their talents and […]

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