Seneca to “release” diesel buses

Ed Halbig says Seneca’s switch to all electric buses is working so well that the city no longer needs its fleet of diesel-powered buses. On the recommendation of the city’s planning and community development director, city council last night voted “to release” the buses to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The DOT holds title to the buses. When purchased […]

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Seneca gets the best opinion possible

The Seneca mayor and council left their meeting last night with a kick to their steps. Not just because they had finished their February meeting in time to watch Clemson-Notre Dame basketball. They had just received a favorable financial opinion from their outside auditor, coupled with an expectation that new economic development is on its way. At the start of […]

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No real gain ahead in Oconee revenue projections

Oconee County, perhaps, approaches a new budget year with expectation that there will be no major growth in revenue. Scott Moulder, county administrator, cautioned the county council last night that several numbers have yet to come in, but the county is looking at revenue of just under $40 million for 2015-16. That would peg revenues just $1 thousand higher than […]

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Elderly man found dead in Townville fire

A 79-year old man was found dead inside the bedroom of his home that caught fire late yesterday morning at his South Carolina 24 home at Townville. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, Woodrow Nalley, lived alone. An autopsy will be conducted this morning to help determine the cause and manner of Nalley’s death. It was a sheriff’s deputy on […]

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Seneca gets the best opinion possible

The Seneca mayor and council left their meeting last night with a kick to their steps. Not just because they had finished their February meeting in time to watch Clemson-Notre Dame basketball. They had just received a favorable financial opinion from their outside auditor, coupled with an expectation that new economic development is on its way. Mike Stancil, certified public […]

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No real gain ahead in Oconee revenues

Oconee County, perhaps, approaches a new budget year with expectation that there will be no major growth in revenue. Scott Moulder, county administrator, cautioned the county council last night that several numbers have yet to come in, but the county is looking at revenue of just under $40 million for 2015-16. That would peg revenues just $1 thousand higher than […]

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Elderly man found dead in Townville fire

A 79-year old man was found dead inside the bedroom of his home that caught fire late yesterday morning at his South Carolina 24 home at Townville. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, Woodrow Nalley, lived alone. An autopsy will be conducted this morning to help determine the cause and manner of Nalley’s death. It was a sheriff’s deputy on […]

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Gunman robs Walhalla store

A late night armed robbery in Walhalla. The police say the holdup at the Corner Store on W. Main Street occurred about 11:30 last night. According to Chief Ronald Wilbanks, last night’s robber chose a time when there was no one else in the store—other than he and the store clerk. No one was injured. According to Wilbanks, as much […]

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