Counting money raised for Solicitor’s race

In politics, money often talks.  An accounting this week shows David Wagner ahead in fundraising over  his fellow Republicans for this June’s primary vote for 10th Circuit Solicitor, Oconee and Anderson counties.  Announcement by the Wagner campaign shows the candidate ahead of both Rame Campbell and Wilson Burr.  The announcement, from Wagner campaign director Sean Wise, places Wagner with $38,840.00 […]

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At this point, new school budget “a moving target”

  Senator Alexander and the rest of the State Senate are returning to Columbia to work on a new state budget.  That leaves Oconee public schools with figures projected from the House of Representatives’ proposal.  And last night the county board of trustees received numbers indicating a new budget of a little more than 92 and three-quarter million dollars to […]

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Judge: Board “did not abuse its discretion”

Judge Maddox’s ruling in the Tamassee-Salem case is now official.  Filed yesterday in the Common Pleas Court, the order by the 10th Circuit jurist found that a school board “clearly has authority to close a school within its district.”  Maddox decided that the court may not interfere with the board’s decision unless it amounts to a clear abuse of its […]

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Seneca Council meets tonight

The outside auditor in charge of making sure the numbers add up delivers his annual report tonight to the Seneca City Council.  Mike Stancil delivers the audit report to cover 2014-15 during council’s 6 o’clock meeting tonight at City Hall.  There are other items of city business on tonight’s agenda, as well.

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West Union eyes water improvements

  A government service agency is giving West Union a boost as it goes about replacing under-sized water lines in three neighborhoods.  A representative of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments yesterday led Mayor Linda Oliver through a document process to enable West Union to apply for an outside government grant.  “A-COG’s” Dirk Reis says it’s the intention that, […]

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Kimberly Dianne Marsengill

Seneca, SC— Kimberly Dianne Marsengill, 43, of 814 Hilton Circle, Seneca, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at her home. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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Groundbreaking for Clemson historical markers

A groundbreaking set tomorrow signals both the spot where a new historical marker will be erected and the launch of a new commitment to tell what Clemson University says is its full history. The public event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Lee Hall courtyard to commemorate a nearby site where the marker will be erected. Rain location is […]

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Oconee’s Officer of the Year

A uniform patrol officer has been recognized as the Oconee County Officer of the Year.  The award, sponsored by Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams, went to Sgt. Bryan Long during the Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet last week at Anderson’s T-L Hanna High school.  The event is held to benefit the scholarship fund for criminal justice programs at […]

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Library improvements

  Improvements are being made to the Oconee County libraries in Walhalla and Westminster.  New bathroom facilities have replaced 37-year old fixtures at the Walhalla Library.  And Phil Cheney, county library director, says both the Walhalla and Westminster libraries are in line to receive automatic entrance doors—similar to the automatic doors at Seneca recently.  Library officials are grateful to the […]

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