Second polling spot urged for Seneca

Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley says he wants to think further about an idea to establish a second voting location in his city. A recommendation to consider Gignilliat Community Center as the new place to vote for about one-half of the city’s voters will go on the agenda for this month’s work session of the city council. Tuesday night Joy Scharich, […]

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All tickets reserved for Friday’s luncheon

Tickets went fast for Friday’s luncheon to celebrate Black History Month in Seneca. The city’s Shelby Henderson says 200 people are expected to fill the tables that will be set up in the Gignilliat Community Center. There, Dr, Roy Jones of Clemson’s Call Me Mister Program will speak on the subject “Saving the Black Male.” VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Work to resume on Mountain Road

Within two weeks, those live along the Oconee’s rural Mountain Road between Walhalla and Westminster can expect to see a contractor’s crews return to seal cracks in the asphalt. King Asphalt of Liberty last week finished asphalt patching on the road. A spokesman said the schedule, however, will depend on the weather. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca votes on new wholesale power deal

Seneca is halfway there toward a new arrangement to buy its electrical power from a wholesale supplier. At city administrator Greg Dietterick’s recommendation, city council voted last night to approve first reading of an ordinance to sign a contract with the state-created Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) in Moncks Corner. Dietterick told the mayor and the council they’ll have all […]

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Seneca to “release” diesel buses

Ed Halbig says Seneca’s switch to all electric buses is working so well that the city no longer needs its fleet of diesel-powered buses. On the recommendation of the city’s planning and community development director, city council last night voted “to release” the buses to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The DOT holds title to the buses. When purchased […]

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Seneca gets the best opinion possible

The Seneca mayor and council left their meeting last night with a kick to their steps. Not just because they had finished their February meeting in time to watch Clemson-Notre Dame basketball. They had just received a favorable financial opinion from their outside auditor, coupled with an expectation that new economic development is on its way. At the start of […]

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No real gain ahead in Oconee revenue projections

Oconee County, perhaps, approaches a new budget year with expectation that there will be no major growth in revenue. Scott Moulder, county administrator, cautioned the county council last night that several numbers have yet to come in, but the county is looking at revenue of just under $40 million for 2015-16. That would peg revenues just $1 thousand higher than […]

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