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Incident this morning at Mountain Rest

March 26, 2014

One person is reported to have been cut and stabbed in an incident this morning at Mountain Rest, at an address on the Verner Mill Road. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, said the injured person is being sent to the Greenville Memorial Hospital and a second person was placed in investigative detention.…

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Exception made for Mtn. Rest tower

March 26, 2014

A communications cell tower is coming to Mountain Rest. The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals gave final approval last night to zoning changes that’ll allow a 260-foot tower at highway 28 and Morehead Place Road. At that height, the top of the tower will require a light to satisfy the FAA. And the Oconee appeals…

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Safety procedures for churches

March 26, 2014

These days the sanctity of a church is not exempt from disruption. And that’s why the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is getting pro-active in letting churches know about safety procedures and laws that can protect their worship services. “We used to say that certain things that happened in other places can’t happen here,” says Sgt. Mike…

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A jail rumor knocked down

March 26, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has squelched a rumor that a back road is in the plans for the new Oconee jail. Crenshaw yesterday said, “There was never any plan to have any entrance or exit from Pine Street to the detention center. I don’t know how that rumor got started.” That rumor spread during a church…

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Jail rumor knocked down

March 26, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has squelched a rumor that a back road is in the plans for the new Oconee jail. Crenshaw yesterday said, “There was never any plan to have any entrance or exit from Pine Street to the detention center. I don’t know how that rumor got started.” That rumor spread during a church…

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Seneca awards $8 million contract

March 26, 2014

Seneca reaps benefits from a forever contract that guarantees the city free water from Lake Keowee. But it costs to turn raw water into a safe and reliable product for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Last night the city council gave its mayor and the city administrator the authority to sign a contract for $8 million…

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Inspection report today or tomorrow

March 26, 2014

The report of a third party inspection of Seneca’s sidelined electric buses is due today or tomorrow. And Seneca’s Ed Halbig told the mayor and council that the inspection report is highly-anticipated for it should give indication of how soon those buses may actually see service. The four buses were inspected Monday at the manufacturer…

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Superior rating for the SHS ensemble

March 26, 2014
Superior rating for the SHS ensemble

  The Seneca High chamber ensemble received a top rating in this month’s SC Music Educators Orchestra Concert Festival at North Greenville University. The ensemble performed three pieces. And junior Celeste Wearing, a violinist, said, “It felt good to know that we worked so hard on the music and we were awarded a Superior Rating.” The…

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Carryover from Seneca’s 2014 election

March 26, 2014

The Seneca city administrator hit on a theme sounded during the campaign leading to the election. And Greg Dietterick announced steps to make the city’s inner-workings more transparent to both its leaders and the general citizenry. The appearance of a video camera in the back of the council chambers was a sign last night that…

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Seneca “clean” financial audit

March 26, 2014

Seneca’s outside auditor has given the city a clean opinion on his accounting of the financial records for the government year ended June 30, 2013. “We found no problems, no significant material weaknesses, therefore, there is no management letter,” Stancil told the mayor and council during last night’s meeting at City Hall. For the year,…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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