Office transition at Westminster

Charts showing Westminster financial accounts are being redone this week, and the transition means that City Hall is not accepting payments today and tomorrow—the last two days of the government year. City Hall is open for Westminster residents to transact other city business, but not accepting payments until Wednesday.

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Visitors flock to lakes and access areas

At the start of a hot summer, Oconee County lakes and access areas are filling up with visitors. Considering temperatures in the mid 90s, it’s a no-brainer. People are looking for a way to cool off and to enjoy the outdoors. Keowee Towne and Stamp Creek access areas are seeing larger crowds. Some boaters have been turned away at Fall […]

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Harbor deepening clears hurdle

A vote by a review board representing the Army Corps of Engineers approved the project to deepen the harbor at Charleston. And among those applauding that review board vote was Senator Lindsey Graham. According to the senator’s office, the vote advances the project one step closer to construction and sets in motion the completion of a report needed to proceed […]

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Tech debuts new program this fall

Over the last year, Dr. Ann Barnes worked on a new Pharmacy Technician program for Tri-County Technical College. That new program is ready for a launch this fall. For several years, a Pharmacy Technician certificate program was offered by the college. Last year a decision was made to offer it as a one-year diploma program through the Health Education Division. […]

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Weekend shooting near Seneca

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend shooting near Seneca. In the vicinity of 500 Shiloh Road, one person was wounded in the leg as two people met to exchange property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter fled. However, a deputy reported he saw the suspect. Deputies then located him at a family member’s home and he was […]

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Special Seneca meeting

A special meeting of the Seneca City Council has been announced for 6 o’clock Tuesday night at City Hall. It is planned as an executive session to discuss “power contracts.” As the result of a vote last winter, the city has been primed to switch wholesale suppliers—-from the Southern Company to the South Carolina Public Service Authority, known as Santee […]

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Think of others, donate a fan

Upper 90s today before some relief arrives.  The folks at the Oconee United Way hope you will think of others who are less fortunate this summer.  You can help them stay cool by donating a fan.  You can drop your donation off at the United WayBuilding in Seneca, at 409 W-N 1st Street, Monday-Thursday 9 a-m to 4 p-m. The […]

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Rachel Booth

  Rachel Booth, 79, Oconee County native, died Wednesday.  She was the widow of Richard Booth.  A valedictorian at Oakway High School, Booth started in 1971 at the University of Maryland one of the country’s first adult nurse practitioner programs.  Later she was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.  The burial will be 11 a-m Sauturday at Earles […]

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‘Count the Light’ night at Clemson

‘The Vanishing Firefly Project at Clemson University hosts the first of two “Count the Light” nights tomorrow night at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public a chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining. “Count the Light” will be 8 to 9:30 p-m. A second count takes place July 11. This […]

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Oconee County prayer vigil

Plans were announced this morning for an Oconee County prayer vigil to remember the victims and their families of the Charleston church shootings. The Oconee Branch of the NAACP and the Seneca River Baptist Association invite the public for the vigil at 6 o’clock Sunday night at the Family Life Center in Seneca. A birthday celebration planned Sunday at New […]

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