Kevin Ramey engages Pioneer officials

Seat Two nominee Kevin Ramey engaged Pioneer officials yesterday about the wisdom of dispensing with wholesale deals with two municipalities in favor drawing raw water from Lake Hartwell and treating it for distribution from a location near the Golden Corner Commerce Park.  And Ramey’s questions and comments drew responses from Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt and board members Jerry Barlow […]

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Incumbent to face customer who “ran the numbers”

To win nomination, Eddie Grant received 10 of the 18 votes cast to run for Seat Two on the board for the Pioneer Rural Water District.  And, from that showing, incumbent Grant is encouraged.  Grant says he believes most customers within the entire service area want the water plant.  In a winner-take-all vote July 11, Grant will face a challenge […]

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Two Oconee County fires

According to Oconee Rural Fire Control, a 10 o’clock fire last night at the U-S Engine Valve plant near Westminster required an evacuation of workers.  No injuries reported.  Fire fighters on the scene until the midnight hour.  An exhaust fan in the roof above the production area caught fire.  Crews at the plant and the sprinkler system were able to […]

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Elizabeth Cathcart Robinson

Seneca, SC— Elizabeth Cathcart Robinson, 91, wife of the late Joseph Earl “Jake” Robinson, Jr., of 220 A. Lila Doyle Drive, Seneca, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at GHS Lila Doyle Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

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Grady R. Rogers

Westminster- Grady Randall Rogers, 69, husband of Lula Bell Gibson Rogers of Rhyne Street went to be with the Lord May 10, 2017 at his home. Memorial Service will be Saturday, 11 am, May 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Westminster with an inurnment to follow at the First Baptist Church Cemetery.   The Family will receive friends following […]

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Betty P. Wood

SENECA-Betty Patterson Wood, 64, wife of the late Earl Wood of S Depot Street died May 10, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Seneca Wesleyan Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Friday night at the Sandifer Funeral […]

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Police chief to retire

Westminster’s four-year police chief will leave this summer.  Dean Awalt’s plan is to retire from law enforcement in August and leave Westminster after serving as chief for four years.  With a North Dakota background, Awalt, a former Seneca policeman, had aspired to become chief of police in a small town.  And, told us, Westminster filled the bill.  His hope is […]

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The first of four Clemson graduation ceremonies

Clemson University began awarding degrees to spring semester graduates Thursday morning at the first of four commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. “Graduation is one of the most special days in the life of a university,” President James P. Clements said. “This is a day when we celebrate your hard work and your achievements and imagine all of the possibilities that […]

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Seneca traffic accident

An accident this morning on Seneca’s S. Walnut Street.  Police Capt. Robert Tribble said the accident occurred when a 1997 4 Runner was headed east on South 1st Street and collided with a 2017 Nissan Altima traveling north on Walnut. The Nissan driver, due to her age, was sent to the hospital to be checked.

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