Federal suit announced in Hammond case

The attorney for Zachary Hammond’s family has given notice that a civil lawsuit is expected to be placed on record today in the Anderson division of the U-S District Court.  It pertains to the estate of Hammond and names as defendants the Seneca police, Mark Tiller, and John Covington.  As explained by Hammond attorneys, the federal court action is aimed […]

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Government service agenecy opposes transmission line

The board of directors for a regional government service agency based at Greenville, with Oconee County representation, is charged with promoting prosperity, community development, and quality of life within the region.  Yet when it comes to the area’s major electric power supplier, the board of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments has gone on record against Duke Energy’s controversial […]

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Hospital budget to be voted this morning

Once again the business of the Greenville Health System, parent company of Oconee Memorial, is a $2 billlion dollar-plus budget.  The trustees who set the policy for all hospitals within GHS are meeting this morning to consider a 2016 budget to total $2.2 billion and create an additional 564 jobs.  For a third straight year, the recommendation is to hold […]

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Rain impedes Walhalla Streetscape work

Hutch ‘N Son tried but, as the contractor’s Patty Hutchinson said, “The wet weather is stronger than we are.”  Duke Energy cancelled its plan to make an electric power changeover this morning at College and Main.  Demotion work is about to start on a third block—N. Main between Spring and College streets. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Highway 59 accident injures one

An ambulance transported one person from the scene of an accident this morning on South Carolina 59 about one mile south of 24/the West-Oak Highway.  According to a report from the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, the trouble there began with a disabled tractor-trailer truck.  A car struck a road tractor attempting to assist the large truck and, according to the […]

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Service academy information session

High school students who have interest in attending one of the U-S five service military academies can learn about the application and nomination process during an event from 3 to 4:30 this afternoon at the Anderson County Library at 300 N. McDuffie Street in Anderson.  Senator Tim Scott has directed members of his staff to be present during the 90-minute […]

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Rotarians award Interact Club advisors

Interact Club

The Seneca Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to the advisors for the Seneca High School Interact Club.  Angela Justus and Cynthia Carlisle were recognized for efforts to guide the service club.  Interact is a club for students who have the desire to serve their community and develop qualities of leadership.  In the last year, the Seneca High Interact […]

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Westminster to replace three police cars

A state grant will allow Westminster to replace three police cars.  The Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety awarded nearly $83 thousand dollars, to be supplemented by an $8,200 grant from the city’s budget.  The new cars replace older cars with high mileage, which require more maintenance.  All three cars to […]

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Increasing numbers of students fall below poverty line

A recent network report indicated that, for the first time, the federal government finds that more than one-half of public school students live in poverty.  And Oconee school district officials say their county’s numbers mirror those the federal government has for the rest of the country.  If local district officials are surprised, they aren’t shocked.  “We know that, as the […]

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