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Bob Faires is Seneca’s 1-cent guy

September 11, 2013

It’s official. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander has decreed that the city’s utilities superintendent, Bob Faires, shall be Seneca’s representative on a countywide task force that’ll go to work on Oconee’s next stab at a capital projects referendum. And Faires interpreted the mayor’s marching orders last night for him to have a hand on who sits…

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A night for awards at the City Hall!

September 11, 2013

Seneca’s regular September meeting of the mayor and city council was a night for honors and recognition at City Hall. A member of the Keowee Key Community, Greg Hammill, used the forum to formally thank “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—for its generosity in providing shuttle service to transport wounded Marines between Keowee Key and Seneca for the…

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Seneca prepares for its electric buses

September 11, 2013

Seneca’s planning and community development director gave the city council last night an updated schedule for the delivery of the city’s fleet of electric-powered passenger buses. In the meantime, three locations in and around the city are being prepared as re-charging stations. According to Ed Halbig, one bus is being painted. A second bus is…

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Overnight accidents in Oconee

September 11, 2013

The collision of a car and a deer this morning is under investigation in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office reports no injuries to the driver in the accident around 5:30 this morning on the Poplar Springs Road. Earlier, a pickup truck left Seneca’s N. Pine Street and struck a tree. EMS personnel were sent to…

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Bridge to be closed for repairs

September 11, 2013

A bridge repair project this month will require the closing of a section of a rural road near Westminster. Mack Kelley, Oconee County Engineer, says to make repairs to the Cobb Bridge over the Chauga River, the bridge will be closed temporarily to traffic. The plans call for the repairs to take place from Monday,…

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Accident in remote part of Oconee

September 10, 2013

A car accident this morning at a curve on the Chattooga Ridge Road at Mountain Rest. According to a report from the scene, a car left the road near Charlie Cobb Road and stopped short of an embankment. The driver required medical attention. This accident was reported around 10:30.

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Driver hurt when car hits light pole

September 10, 2013

The police in Seneca say an elderly driver required a trip to the hospital this morning when her car hit a decorative light pole on 123 and Old Salem Road. The police quoted the woman as saying a medical problem preceded this morning’s 9:30 accident. In that accident, the driver air bag deployed. The impact…

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Watch out for stopped school buses!

September 10, 2013

Three weeks into the school year, Oconee sheriff’s deputies are detecting motorists who fail to obey the state’s law when it comes to stopped school buses. When a school bus comes to a stop for picking up and letting out students, a small red stop sign will automatically display on the side of the bus.…

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When it comes to Democrats, GOP to take “gloves off”

September 10, 2013

As explained by Oconee’s Republican Party chairman, a major problem his party faced in the campaign for President in 2012 was that while Democrats ran around talking on smart phones, Republicans carried clipboards. Bob Skipp vows that’s going to change next time. “South Carolina, plus seven states, and New Jersey, are being targeted as using…

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Drowing UPDATE

September 10, 2013

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis announces that Marquis Valentine, 25-year old Simpsonville man, was the victim of the late afternoon drowning yesterday in Lake Keowee.

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