Seneca relinquishes diesel engine buses

Seneca made the switch to electric-powered buses.  Now the city is removing diesel engine buses from the bus inventory.  Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, told the mayor and council last night that, at the urging of the state DOT, he is preparing to transfer ownership of three diesel engine buses to Clemson Area Transit.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca to snip ribbons

In the closing weeks of the year, Seneca will cut the ribbons and show off new facilities.  The public is invited for a ribbon cutting at the new Bertha Strickland African-American History Museum between 11:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m Thursday, November 19.  The new museum is located on South Second Street, on the grounds of the city’s other museum, the […]

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Traffic safety checkpoint

The Walhalla police will be out tomorrow night to hold a traffic safety checkpoint.  The city police also announce their participation in the “Sober or Slammer” campaign over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Between December 18 and January 3, according to Sgt. Holcombe, the police will deploy extra officers. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Edgerton “Teacher of the Year”

Fred Edgerton SDOC Teacher of the Year

A 30-year teacher of art at Seneca High School is the Oconee County Teacher of the Year.  And Fred Edgerton will be formally recognized during the November 9 meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  As the district’s teacher of the year, Edgerton will receive $1 thousand along with an all-expense paid trip to a national conference of his […]

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Holding the line on 2016 power rates

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The consortium that wholesales electric power to Westminster forecasts no rate increase during 2016.  The announcement was made by Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.  PMPA is made up of ten municipalities, including Westminster, which purchase wholesale electricity and then re-sells it to their retail customers.  PMPA owns a 25% share of a Duke […]

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Delbert Stump

Delbert LeRoy Stump, 89, died Saturday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  He was the wider of Marty Letha Laudeman Stump.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park with full military honors. […]

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Hilda Flemming

Hilda Boggs Flemming, 75, of 622 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster died Monday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at the Sandifer Funeral Home with burial following in Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, […]

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Lillian Beatrice Lay Kelley

Lillian Beatrice Lay Kelley, 92, formerly of 702 S. Catherine Street, Walhalla died Tuesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Joseph Edward Kelley.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the service at Davenport […]

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Arrests made in doctors’ office burglary

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Two Oconee County brothers have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a doctors’ office in Seneca.  John Covington, Seneca police chief, says with the help of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the city police have arrested David Allen Wallace and Ronald Jimmy Wallace as part of an October 22 investigation of burglary at Upstate Medical Associates at 15575 Wells Highway.  The […]

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Seneca leaders hold private meeting

Seneca Police Chief John Covington went behind closed doors last night with the mayor and city council.  Also, taking part in that private meeting for the purpose of “active legal cases” were the city administrator and the city attorney.  Michael Smith, city attorney, said no action from last night’s executive session was expected.  In an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS, Smith […]

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