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Making scooter riding safer

November 25, 2013

Thomas Alexander has nothing against mopeds that dot the highways. But the state senator says he wants a change in law that’ll make those small vehicles more visible to larger ones. “My concern is their visibility,” Alexander recently told the Walhalla Rotary Club. The legislation the Oconee-Pickens Republican has in mind will require all South…

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Former Senecan selected for Nashville position

November 25, 2013
Former Senecan selected for Nashville position

A former Seneca resident, Mark Ford, has been chosen for the newly-created job of executive director of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ford was reared in Seneca and is the son of Anne Ford and the later Roger Ford. Before being appointed to his new position in October, Ford spent 23 years in Music…

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Kellett Project update tomorrow night

November 25, 2013

An update on Seneca’s Kellett Project is on the agenda for a city council work session at 6 o’clock tomorrow night at City Hall. Work sessions are open to the public. The mayor and council, among other matters, are scheduled to address the Lunney House and the March 2014 election.

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1-cent application to be discussed tonight

November 25, 2013

At their meeting tonight, Oconee library trustees are expected to discuss the progress of their application to be considered for a 1-cent local sales tax for the benefit of library improvements countywide. Danny Day, chairman of the library board of trustees, says the library has yet to make application of the county’s Capital Project Sales…

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SHS students make All-State Chorus

November 22, 2013
SHS students make All-State Chorus

 Seneca High School is sending 31 students to this year’s All-State Chorus. Of 84 schools, Seneca contributed the fourth largest number. Students chosen will sing in March at Winthrop University, under the direction of world-renowned conductors.

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In the event an electric bus catches fire

November 22, 2013

Seneca anticipates the arrival of a fleet of electric-power passenger buses to run Clemson Area Transit routes throughout the city and adjoining areas. To prepare, electric power-charging stations are being established. But what in the event one of those buses catches fire. How do the firemen extinguish fire in an electric bus? Chief Jan Oliver…

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Airman Oliver completes training

November 22, 2013

Air Force Airman Austin Oliver graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He’s the son of Teresa Oliver of Seneca and Mike Oliver of West Union and a 2012…

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Haley calls it a significant drop

November 22, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley calls the statewide un-employment decrease significant—a drop from 7.9% in September to 7.5% in October. State officials say this is the lowest rate in South Carolina since 2008 and the closest to the national since 2002. Oconee County’s jobless rolls also show a corresponding decrease. Oconee’s 7.5% matches the state for October.…

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Weigh station re-opens on I-85

November 22, 2013

A South Carolina transport police weigh station re-opens today at Townville, at the nine-mile marker on Interstate 85. And, with improved technology to detect safety violations on commercial trucks, the state is confident that its officers will be able to better regulate truck traffic passing through the area. Trucks will be weighed and their credentials…

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Hotel gets variance from zoning law

November 22, 2013

The members of a Seneca appeals board were in a forgiving mood last night when it came to a mistake of a few feet in the calculations for a sign to advertise the city’s new Hampton Inn and Suites. At question was a small free-standing sign along E.N. 1st Street. Hampton Inn and Suites requested…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
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  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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