Seneca zoning change requested

Crescent Communities will seek a zoning change tonight in Seneca.  The city planning commission holds a 6 o’clock hearing at City Hall to consider the application to assign a R-15 zoning classification to property on the west side of the Old Salem Road—330 feet north of Loran Pointe Circle.  The property is now zoned PD-U.

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Ribbon cut for industrial expansion

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Two new buildings on the campus of an Oconee cutting tool plant near Clemson have been completed and are open for business.  At the end of a ceremony this morning, a ribbon was cut to officially open a recycling center and the office building that will serve as the world headquarters of Greenfield Industries TDC Cutting Tools outside of China, […]

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Shannon Prophitt

Shannon Diane Kelley Prophitt, 37, of 162 Bluebird Lane, Central died Thursday.  She was the wife of Israel Zack Prophitt.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Sunday at the Foothills Fellowship Church, Westminster.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state prior to the service Sunday at 10 a-m at the church.  Memorials in her […]

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Library trustees to convene in Seneca

Oconee’s library trustees are returning to Seneca!  Their next board of trustees meeting will be 5:30 Monday evening, September 28 at the Seneca Library, and the public is invited.  The Seneca branch is located at 300 E. South Second Street. The trustees reserve the start of their meeting to hear from the public about library service countywide.  

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Woman missing near Whitewater Falls

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A rescue operation is in progress today in North Carolina in the vicinity of Whitewater Falls.  Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services says county rescue is lending resources to North Carolina responders in trying to find a 54-year old woman missing since last night.  The search area is described as north of the Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina inside […]

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Graham pursues partial abortion ban

Senator Lindsey Graham’s campaign for President fails to register with the polls, and he finds himself on the outside of a candidates’ forum today in Greenville.  But legislation introduced by Graham, the Oconee County resident, would ban abortions after 20 weeks.  His office says that bill will be debated and voted on in the Senate next week.

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Jobless rate falls below 6%

South Carolina is basking in the news that the unemployment rate continues to drop, falling to six percent in August statewide.  Oconee County’s jobless rate fared event better.  It dropped to 5.8% in August, from the July figure of 6.2%.  Under a big tent on the grounds today of one large Oconee employer, there’s to be a celebration of the […]

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Drug take-back oppprtunity tomorrow

The first of two opportunities for Oconeeans to rid their cabinets of unused or unwanted medications takes place tomorrow at the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  This drug take-back event will run 10 a-m to 2 p-m.  Ashley Rhinehart says it’s a safe and anonymous way to get rid unwanted or expired medications.  You are asked to leave the name of the […]

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New driveway allows business to re-open

A new driveway allows the Walhalla convenience store at Main and Tugaloo to re-open today for business.  The Streetscape contractor has scheduled more concrete work today on the north side of Main.  That side of Main is now getting its new sidewalks.  Look for crews to connect water service to the pair of fire hydrants installed in the new Main […]

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Clemson student wins top scholarship

A Clemson student from Daniel High School has won a scholarship valued at $10 thousand—the largest offered by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.  Anna Schleifer was hoping for a $5 thousand scholarship when she sent her application to the Atlanta-based engineering society.  And, now, Schleifer, a 2010 Daniel High graduate, expects to graduate from Clemson in […]

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