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Seneca to be busy this weekend

July 31, 2013

Seneca is primed to welcome hundreds of visitors to the city this weekend. And many of them, players and coaches in a big baseball tourney, have reserved all of the city’s motel rooms, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. One or two of the teams, he said, have had to take rooms at nearby Clemson. One…

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Seneca welcomes grant and seeks loan

July 31, 2013

Seneca’s elected leaders took actions last night to welcome an outside grant that’s going to help the city facilitate its move to electric-powered passenger buses. In their special meeting, the mayor and council also agreed to seek a $13 million state loan to pay for utility system improvements. Mayor Alexander and City Administrator Dietterick have…

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Near 100-year old church may make additions

July 31, 2013

Walhalla’s near 100-year old Catholic Church may add a meeting room and a replacement bathroom. The city Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a special exception to the zoning law that permits St. Francis Catholic Church to make the additions to the back corner of the church fronting W. Mauldin Street. Property setback requirement…

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Downed tree blocks road

July 31, 2013

A fallen tree is blocking Jocassee Lake Road near Salem, in the vicinity of Shack Hollow Road. Oconee County Dispatch has sent a number of resources to handle that situation and return the rural road to normal travel.

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Governor to visit Oconee

July 30, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley plans to be in Seneca next week for a ceremonial signing of the bill named for the deceased child of a Clemson couple. City of Seneca sources tell us that the Gignilliat Community Center has been booked for the Governor between 2 and 4 p-m Wednesday, August 7. There, she’s to draw…

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Talk of wholesale hikes for another day!

July 30, 2013

At least for now, Pioneer Rural Water has avoided a fourth straight year of retail rate increases. But its chairman, Jerry Barlow, said today the day will come for the board to consider what impact new wholesale supplier increases will have on the district’s budget projections in 2013-14. Both Seneca and Westminster raised their wholesale…

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Office building begun at ONS

July 30, 2013

A contractor has begun work on a multi-story office building within the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station. It’s a project that the county’s recently-issued builder’s permit values at $16.2 million. B-J Gatten at the World of Energy says though the building will rise five stories, it won’t be nearly as high as other buildings,…

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Whooping cough shot new requirement for 7th grade

July 30, 2013

Mass vaccination clinics are being held this summer across the state to immunize children against the whooping cough. The shot is a new requirement for 7th graders to attend school this year. DHEC’s free clinic in Oconee County will take place 9 a-m to 4 p-m Tuesday, August 13 at the Shaver Recreation Complex in…

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Rain-filled pond concern for Westminster

July 30, 2013

A large body of water leftover from the days of the Beacon textile plant is creating concern for Westminster. Rhett Smith, a Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, calls it a pre-treatment sewer pond. The pond has been filling with rain water and the concern, Smith said, is over pollution and health. The…

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Police presence for safety reasons

July 30, 2013

Two Athens, Georgia man were arrested in Oconee County and charged with crimes as part of a drug investigation conducted by the Seneca police early Sunday morning on highway 11. Chief John Covington says his officers were there as part of a mutual aid request from the Oconee Sheriff’s Department in the vicinity of the…

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  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
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