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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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Oconee is a top “micropolitan”

March 25, 2014

A magazine publication has once again ranked Oconee County a top-performing micropolitan. Oconee Economic Alliance defines micopolitan as a non-urban community anchored by a town of no more than 50,000 people. The magazine Site Selection’s list for 2014 ranks the Seneca Micropolitan 27th out of the 576 microplitan areas in the country as identified by…

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Gray not worried who wins, but how many vote

March 25, 2014

The co-president of the League of Women Voters Clemson area, Seneca resident Sandra Gray, is worried that next week’s special primary election for Seat Three, Oconee County Council might draw only light voting. And, if that’s the case, it’ll make for the second recent election that most voters ignored. This month’s Seneca city council election,…

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Property addition gets the nod at Seneca

March 25, 2014

The board of architectural review at Seneca routinely disposed of its one application for a certificate of appropriateness. Last night at City Hall the board unanimously approved the property owners’ request to place a shed in the backyard of their property on S. Townville Street. Though the property is on the 400 block of S.…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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