Council enlists the Sheriff’s help

In the next two weeks, Oconee County Council will rely on Sheriff Mike Crenshaw to come up with decibel readings at various places across the county.  The council will look to Crenshaw to provide the benchmark data that will allow them to decide how loud is too loud.  As the council decides the limits that should go in the noise […]

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Contract issued to build roundabout

An Oconee County road builder gets the job to build the county’s first roundabout of modern times.  To convert Wells Highway where it meets Strawberry Farm and Mormon Church roads near Seneca into a roundabout intersection the contract goes to Thrift Development.  According to Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, the state will play Thrift Development $963 thousand […]

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Rain interrupts Streetscape concrete pouring

Heavy rain that soaked downtown Walhalla this morning chased away Streetscape workers, who are on the job today to pour a new curb on the north side of Main Street.  Once those concrete workers are able to return to work, the trucks and other equipment are going to make for more congestion.  Motorists and pedestrians should be careful.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca teacher takes intensive science teaching

A teacher at Seneca’s Northside Elementary School, Laura Land, spent part of her summer attending the Science P.L.U.S. Institute, a facility of the Greenville County schools.  In their goal to become a top 10 district, Oconee public schools have identified instruction initiatives—one of which is an increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Teachers, such as Land, attended workshops […]

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Eunice McAlister

Alice Eunice Cromer McAlister, 73, of 107 Martin Street, Westminster died Sunday at her home.  She was the wife of Charles Junior McAlister.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 12:30-2 p-m Thursday, prior to the service, at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Receiving stolen goods alleged

On Labor Day, the day set aside for special recognition to the workforce, a 34-year old Oconee County man found himself jailed on the charge of receiving stolen goods.  According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, William Justin Holliday of the Dr. John’s Road, Westminster is accused of having in his possession a Hustler Raptor 52” Zero Turn […]

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“Spare the Air” award for Seneca

The project that Seneca pulled off last year to convert its passenger buses to all-electric power will be formally recognized during a luncheon Friday at the city’s bus terminal—the Seneca Rail Site.  There, representatives of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control will present Seneca a “Spare the Air” award.  Ed Halbig, Seneca’s director of planning and community development, […]

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The mayor speaks on behalf of his city

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In front of Zachary Hammond’s parents, Mayor Dan Alexander gave Seneca’s first public comment on the July 26 fatal shooting.  Zachary Hammond’s mother, Angie, pleaded for something other than a release from the city’s public relations firm.  And what she and her husband, Paul, and other sympathizers received last night at City Hall were Alexander’s comments in which the mayor […]

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