Despite recent rain, reminder to conserve water

Months of reduced rainfall and hot temperatures have landed the Keowee-Toxaway River Basin into Stage 1 drought. The basin is part of the larger Savannah River Basin.  The decision announced today came from the Keowee-Toxaway Drought Management Advisory Group.  Stage 1 is the second of five drought stages outlined in the Keowee-Toxaway Low Water Inflow Protocol.  Voluntary conservation is recommended […]

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Celebrating Pamela Putnam’s achievement

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  At the start of last night’s meeting, the Oconee School Board presented Pamela Putnam her high school diploma, for which she qualified under South Carolina Act 155.  The law qualifies students such as Pamela for a diploma who were denied a diploma who attained all credits yet did not graduate based solely on HSAP—High School Assessment Program testing.  Steve […]

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Sometimes one step forward, one step back

  The contractor for Streetscape believes a lot was accomplished yesterday.  In projects of this type, there are lessons to be learned.  And today workers are adding a curb of concrete to correct a water run-off problem discovered on the south side of Main Street at the Tugaloo traffic lights.  Across Main, workers are prepping for the pouring of new […]

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Commissioners to hold workshop

Once again, the commissioners who set the policy for Tri-County Technical College are returning to Asheville, North Carolina for a workshop meeting.  The workshop will take place over three days this weekend—Friday through Sunday, September 18-20.  The location:  the Hilton Asheville at Biltmore Park. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Prosecutor’s statement

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Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams issued this statement after confirmation that one part of law enforcement’s investigation of the Zachary Hammond shooting has been completed:  “My office has received the initial investigative file from SLED, however there are some follow up matters that have yet to be completed.  Their final report will provide our office a clearer picture of what transpired […]

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What does this town need?

  What does this town need?  That question was posed during a one-hour brainstorming session held last night by Partners for Progress—the Walhalla group that incorporates public officials and citizens as a movement to make life better.  The two men running for mayor in November, incumbent Danny Edwards and challenger Dennis Owens, attended last night’s Partners’ meeting and were active […]

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Vote on a Walhalla master plan

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Streetscape is one thing for Walhalla.  A master plan for the city is another.  And the city’s two top elected leaders are supporting undertaking such a plan.  During a Partners for Progress meeting last night, Mayor Danny Edwards touted the need for a master plan as a guide to the city’s future.  Edwards says the plan would offer a look […]

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SLED completes Hammond investigation

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Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams has confirmed the state police have finished their investigation f the fatal shooting of Zachary Hammond in Seneca.  But Adams says it will be several weeks before the findings are made public.  Part of the delay, she says, is the federal civil rights investigation underway.  Part of the evidence that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division […]

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Seneca issues statement!

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Seneca has issued a statement regarding the report that SLED is to make to the chief prosecutor on the July 26 fatal shooting of Zachary Hammond by officer Mark Tiller. According to John Boyanoski, president of Complete Public Relations of Greenville:  “Like everyone involved, the City of Seneca awaits the Solicitor’s decision.  While we have not seen the report, we […]

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Westminster amends its agenda

Westminster has announced a change to the agenda for tomorrow evening’s 5:30 meeting at the Depot.  The change, according to Administrator Jeff Lord, is the description of one of the items reserved for a closed session.  There will be legal advice given regarding the city’s claim for damages from First Citizens–the bank with which the city used to maintain an […]

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