Vote anticipated on widening Charleston Harbor

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said he expects a final Senate vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill this week.  The legislation is seen as critical to ensuring the harbor deepening project remains on track and Charleston Harbor is deepened to 52 feet. Over 60 percent of the weekly vessel calls in Charleston are now the larger […]

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Fair three weeks away, organizers excited

This year’s SC Foothills Heritage Fair is fewer than three weeks away, but organizers are sensing the excitement.  The dates for this year’s fair are Monday through Saturday, October 3-8, off highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster.  The week long event starts with a farmers’ appreciation dinner Monday night, October 3, sponsored by the Farm Bureau.  All area farmers are […]

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Rare Oconee summer–no drownings

Only a few weeks, at best, are left in what can be considered the outdoor swimming season in Oconee County. And, so far, there have been no drownings. According to Karl Addis, Oconee county coroner, it’s a rare summer that passes without a drowning in one of the county’s numerous ponds, lakes, and rivers. There was an incident at Stamp […]

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Duncan announces a 50th co-sponsor

Rep. Jeff Duncan says he has a 50th cosponsor for a resolution  to allow Congress to bring suit against the Obama administration should the President move Guantanamo Bay terrorists to the U-S mainland. That 50th co-sponsor is Duncan’s fellow Republican Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas.   Duncan issued this statement:  “This is an important marker of support for the rule of law. […]

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Seneca ready to make the deal!

The framework is in place for Seneca to acquire a large building and property as part of the push to bring new life to the downtown.  At last night’s meeting, the city council gave Mayor Dan Alexander the authority to sign the papers for a new corporation whose first action is to be the purchase of the former Hometown Food […]

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Lake Hartwell Water Plant contractor selected

A Greenville contractor has been chosen to build Pioneer Rural Water District’s first treatment plant.  On the recommendation of Pioneer’s engineering consultants, the board of directors approved the Harper Corporation’s low bid of $17,050,000 to construct the 2.5 MGD plant at the Golden Corner Commerce Park, with an intake at nearby Lake Hartwell.  Chuck Joye of the company Design South […]

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Kellett neighborhood’s wish list

  Those who live in the neighborhood around the former Kellett Elementary School have given Seneca leaders their recommendations for the use of the 12 acres which are now owned by the city.  Sandra Gray spoke last night as a representative of the Adams subdivision and the Keep Kellett Green Committee when she told the mayor and council that priority […]

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Jeanie Broome

Westminster – Miriam Jeanie Leard Broome, 79, wife of Thomas Randall Broome, 902 Doyle Street, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Westminster Baptist Church.  Entombment will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm prior to […]

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Claude Bruce

Claude Bruce, 74 of 122 Mayes Dr Senenca died September 10 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Services -Thursday Sept. 15 , 2:00pm at the Seneca Family Life Center.Burial – Richland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at 220 Washington St in Seneca. Public viewing from 11:00am- 7:00pm on Wednesday in the MJ Memorial Chapel at Gilbert Mortuary. Services entrusted to Gilbert […]

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