Betty Pointer

Seneca – Betty Winchester Pointer, 81, widow of the late Rev. Carl Pointer, 618 Evelyn Drive, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her residence.   A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm – 2 pm, prior to the service at Pleasant Hill […]

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Westminster metering project budget overrun

The first month city administrator in Westminster will make a financial report Tuesday night to the city council.  And, to prepare for that report, Chris Carter walked into the office of the clerk-treasurer for a meeting with the city’s accountant.  Speaking to reporters this morning, Carter also said the water metering part of a conservation and cost-saving program ran over […]

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Achievement award topped Seneca meeting agenda

A City Hall presentation of an achievement award topped last night’s agenda for the Seneca City Council.  At the start of the meeting, the award was presented by Jeff Shacker, representing the South Carolina Municipal Association.  The statewide group regards Seneca’s finished water plant project as enhancing public safety–especially to the residential area fronting the plant on the Normandy Shores […]

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Next library “a technology and growth center”

Seneca’s eventual replacement library, in the view of County Council Chairman Paul Cain, likely shouldn’t be called a library at all.  Rather, he suggests, a technology and growth center.  Cain, Seneca’s representative to the county governing authority, envisions something quite unlike a traditional library.  He foresees the need for a place for people to come to take advantage of learning […]

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Timetable for the Bountyland fire station

  Members of Oconee County Council were told last night that the current hope is to start construction of a Bountyland fire substation in six months.  That substation, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, would be built on an alternate piece of property.  Moulder told the council’s real estate committee that a parcel of property adjoining the Quick Jobs Center […]

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Gauging interest in the former Oakway school

Before Oconee County would acquire the former Oakway school, a council committee would like to see firm commitments from those interested in using parts of the building and the grounds.  There has been a variety of interest already expressed but, so far, County Administator Scott Moulder said he has received no specific requests.  Moulder last night gave members of the […]

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Admimnistrator urges county leaders to think years ahead

Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, urged council members last night to adopt a capital improvement project plan that stretches seven to ten years in the future.  Members of the council’s budget committee were of a mind last night to consider a few projects for which it would be worthwhile to pursue.  They included a countywide mandated re-cycling program, sewer for […]

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Candidate leaves the race

A candidate for a seat on the Keowee Fire Commission has withdrawn his candidacy. According to an announcement from the Oconee elections office, Steve MacLeod pulled out of the race yesterday.  His withdrawal leaves four men running for two seats:  Don Chamberlain, Leo Primeau, Bill Griffiths, and Mark Flavin.  The deadline to file for those who live inside the Keowee […]

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New candidate emerges for school trustee seat

A new candidate joined the filed this afternoon for one of the available seats on the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  According to the district office. Patrick Maxwell James is running for the Seat Four.  With the deadline looming Thursday, James’s entry puts him in competition with the incumbent in the race, Denise McCormick.

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