Seneca in line for gated community

Seneca planning commissioners are recommending a zoning change to help allow a company to begin a new home development between Old Salem Road and Lake Keowee.  After a hearing last night, the commissioners voted to recommend that city council assign a Residential-15 zoning to 39 acres for property on the west side of Old Salem Road, 330 feet north of […]

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Verbalizing Oconee’s past

Books and photographs are a tried and true way to record the past.  But don’t underestimate the sound of a voice and the emotions carried with it.  The Oconee Public Library, in partnership with the Oconee Heritage Center, has begun to create an oral history of the county, formed not long after the Civil War.  The idea is to start […]

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New sidewalk to reach N. Main and College

  Streetscape workers have a goal today for new sidewalk to reach the north side of Main Street intersection with College Street.  “We will be continuing to backfill islands, demo old sidewalks, and prepping for new sidewalks,” according to today’s announcement by Hutch ‘N Son, the general contractor.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca’s Teachers of the Year

Teacher of the Year

The Seneca Rotary Club announces the 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year for the Seneca area schools. The following teachers were selected based on his/her excellent work in the classroom and community. Pictured from left to right (picture attached): Presenter Kim Jedlicka (School District Employee, substituting for Earnestine Williams), Fred Edgerton (Seneca High), presenter Lyn Norton, David Warlick (Seneca Middle), Christine […]

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Martha Sue Woodall Presswood

Martha Sue Woodall Presswood, of 1064 South Greenwich Drive, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Bill Presswood.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home, prior to the service.  Flowers are accepted.  The fmaily will be at the […]

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James Henry

James Henry, 61, of 127 Amber Drive., Six Mile died Friday at Oconee Memorial Hospital. No formal services will be held.  Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Gladys Bruce

Gladys Bruce, 99, retired Oconee school teacher, died Wednesday, September 16 at Emeritus Assisted Living in Jensen Beach, Florida.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday at Seneca Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m,prior to the service, at the church.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made in her name […]

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A new Miss Oktoberfest to be crowned

The one-year reign of Savannah Shope as Miss Oktoberfest draws to an end this weekend when she  crowns her successor.  Twenty-two young ladies are competing in the 2015 contest which takes place 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Walhalla Middle School.  All contestants are enrolled in Oconee high schools.  They will be judged by interviews and in casual and formal […]

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District looks to “exit” Oakway

Without a school in session, Oakway is another place in Oconee County where the school bells once rang.  And, now the policymakers for the county district, are facing what to do with the land and the buildings left behind.  They were given options last night.  Assistant Superintendent Steve Hanvey and Director of Facilities Richard Alexander recommend the district sell everything, […]

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Keeping an eye on school’s numbers

Chairman Andy Inabinet of the Oconee School Board of Trustees made the comment last night that the numbers pertaining to the Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School bear watching.  Inabinet spoke after District Five trustee Buddy Herring said, so far, this year there has been a 15% drop in enrollment from last year.  At their September meeting last night, the trustees […]

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