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Rozman holds on!

March 13, 2014

Oconee’s election commissioners added five provisional ballots to the Seneca vote totals announced Tuesday and, bottom line is, newcomer Denise Rozman holds onto the fourth highest total—meaning she gains a council seat. The official final tally of 314 Rozman votes means that incumbent, Ernest Riley at 311, has officially lost his bid to be re-elected.…

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OC arrests Fairfield County man

March 13, 2014

An elderly man in Fairfield County has been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with a sex crime that occurred about 10 years ago. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified the arrested man as Douglas Clifton McFarland, 78 years old, of the Fairfield County town of Ridgeway. McFarland arrived yesterday at the Oconee Jail…

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Clemson leaders to get the scoop!

March 13, 2014

At its meeting Monday, Clemson City Council is to hear a report on why those Proterra electric buses have yet to begin picking up customers along Seneca routes. The report is to be made by Mayor J-C Cook III and Al Babinicz, director of Clemson Area Transit.

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OSB to act on reviseed calendar

March 13, 2014

Governor Haley has signed a bill to allow school boards to waive up to five days missed because of inclement weather this winter. And the Oconee School Board of Trustees is ready to act. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, said today, “We’re on track for the Board to forgive three of the six days we missed….”…

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New lease to access lake areas

March 13, 2014

Oconee County and the Army Corps of Engineers have executed a new lease agreement covering access areas on Lake Hartwell. In some areas, the county will step in to maintain and operate access ramps, campgrounds, and recreation areas for which Army Corps faces difficulty because of decreasing federal aid. Under the terms of the new…

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Swearing-in the new council members

March 13, 2014

Seneca has chosen 6 o’clock Tuesday night to swear-in the winners in this week’s city council elections. It’ll be a City Hall ceremony, to which the public is invited. But who exactly will be taking the oath that night is likely to depend on the outcome of an Oconee Election Commission meeting this morning at…

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Cain and Inabinet make first joint appearance

March 13, 2014

The two men who have their eyes on the vacant seat on the Oconee County Council made their first joint appearance last night in a forum designed to allow voters to size of each individual and learn where they stand on the issues. The appearance by Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet at a meeting arranged…

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Walhalla OKs pair of Streetscape motions

March 12, 2014

After an executive session, Walhalla City Council approved a pair of motions designed to get its Streetscape project moving. Passed was a motion to suspend a memorandum of understanding with contractor Town and Country Construction until a final cost estimate for the project is worked out. According to Nancy Goehle, city administrator, Walhalla reserves the…

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Crenshaw to speak to Rotary

March 12, 2014

Second-year Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw speaks during tomorrow’s meeting of the Seneca Rotary Club.

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New business venture for Davenport Funeral Home

March 12, 2014

Davenport Funeral Home of Walhalla will keep its highway 11 location at West Union. But the funeral home, owned by Larry Hendrix, is branching out with a new office near Seneca. Plans call for the Blue Ridge Cremation Society office to open Monday at 10708 Clemson Boulevard near Blue Ridge Orthopedics. According to Hendrix, Blue…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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