Today’s Streetscape work

  General contractor Hutch ‘N Son has scheduled the following work today on the Walhalla Streetscape project.  Water line construction on the South side of Main between Catherine and Spring.  Sidewalk, curb and gutter work on the north Side.  No work is planned tomorrow on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson University reports texting research

Research at Clemson University finds that advertisements touting the dangers of texting while driving are more convincing when they target an individual as a potential victim. Christopher Hopkins, associate professor of marketing in Clemson’s business school, said the research he conducted with two associates examined the type of ad sponsor and the victim context in an advertisement’s message.  Hopkins was […]

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Jonathan “John” Collins

Jonathan “John” Philip Collins, 54, of 542 Jolly Road, Townville died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Trixi Lynn Collins.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Oakdale Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from noon-1:45 pm, prior to the service, at the church.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes. […]

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Tommy Adams

Tommy Adams, 81, of 198 Grant Road, Fair Play died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Betty Powell Adams.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday at Beaverdam Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to […]

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Seneca to cut ribbons December 1

Seneca will make a day of it for cutting ribbons on Tuesday, December 1.  The city’s events coordinator, Riley Johnson, says the day will mark Seneca preparing for the future.  Beginning at 11:30 that morning, a ribbon will be cut for the electric bus charging station on Railroad Street in front of the Norton-Thompson Park.  Then city officials will ride […]

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Seneca students named to All-State Chorus

Thirty students at Seneca High School have been named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus.  Of 87 schools participating, Seneca ranked third highest in students chosen.  Thirteen of the 30 students pulled off perfect performances on the sight singing portion of the audition.  Seneca’s Rasheem Simpson earned highest bass score.  The All-State Chorus will sing at Winthrop University in March, […]

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Maxie Duke to lead Walhalla parade

A woman instrumental in Walhalla civic improvements will lead this year’s Christmas parade in her city.  The honor of grand marshal in the December 5 Walhalla parade goes to Maxie Duke, retired teacher known in recent years for work to establish the Civic Auditorium and Old St. John’s Meeting House.  The parade will proceed on Main Street at 5 o’clock […]

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Children missing, father sought

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Three children are missing, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information of their whereabouts and the whereabouts of their father who faces charges.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the father charged is David Augustus Mize, 49-year old resident of Mize Drive, Seneca.  The children are seven-year old Acie Mize, nine-year old Macie Mize, and 14-year old […]

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Scholarship reserved for an Oconee student

This year’s scholarship program of the South Carolina Association of Counties will benefit an Oconee County senior.  The program awards $2,500 scholarships annually to graduating seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot by the association.  Because Oconee was selected in a draw, one scholarship will go to an Oconee resident.  Applicants must be planning to attend a South […]

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Mayor to bid for four more years

Seneca’s long time mayor is staking an early claim to be returned to office in 2016.  Only moments after last night’s announcement of Seneca’s March 8 election, Dan Alexander disclosed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS he will ask the city’s voters to send him back for a new, four-year term.  Besides the office of mayor, Seneca voters will choose four members of […]

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