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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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Faires: “We’re going to think of something else”

November 22, 2013

A committee of Seneca officials and Adams subdivision residents had trouble last night deciding a name for their group, but they had no trouble coming up with ideas for an alternate use of the property for which the city has contracted to build a utilities complex. At the start last night, utilities superintendent Bob Faires…

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New names indicator of worsening problem?

November 21, 2013

Some of the names on the roll of those being arrested in Seneca’s current drug roundup are new to the police. So, is that a sign pointing to worsening drug problem in the area. Not necessarily, in the opinion of Chief John Covington. “I cannot attribute this ‘in whole’ to a worsening drug problem; however,…

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Oconee couple married on that grey weekend 50 years ago

November 21, 2013

An Oconee couple celebrates 50 years of marriage this weekend. Their wedding took place on the day of the murder of President Kennedy’s alleged assassin. And Lois and Lou Hansen were at work at their jobs in Washington two days earlier when word from Dallas came of the Kennedy assassination. Horrifying as the events were,…

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Lucas: AG opinion no applicability to OSD

November 21, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, said today a legal opinion sent last week for the state Department of Education means no changes for the Oconee School District—when it comes to high school diplomas. Dr. Mick Zais, state superintendent, requested of the Attorney’s General office an opinion on whether school districts may issue their…

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A complaint about the section on complaints

November 21, 2013

The way the law reads if you spot a zoning violation in Oconee County your complaint can’t be considered unless you live within the zoning district of the subject complaint. “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—thinks that’s just wrong and wants Oconee County to remove Section 38-2.7 from the zoning enabling law which reads: “All complaints of…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
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