Seneca awards $8 million contract

Seneca reaps benefits from a forever contract that guarantees the city free water from Lake Keowee. But it costs to turn raw water into a safe and reliable product for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Last night the city council gave its mayor and the city administrator the authority to sign a contract for $8 million worth of improvements at its […]

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Inspection report today or tomorrow

The report of a third party inspection of Seneca’s sidelined electric buses is due today or tomorrow. And Seneca’s Ed Halbig told the mayor and council that the inspection report is highly-anticipated for it should give indication of how soon those buses may actually see service. The four buses were inspected Monday at the manufacturer in Greenville.  

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Superior rating for the SHS ensemble

  The Seneca High chamber ensemble received a top rating in this month’s SC Music Educators Orchestra Concert Festival at North Greenville University. The ensemble performed three pieces. And junior Celeste Wearing, a violinist, said, “It felt good to know that we worked so hard on the music and we were awarded a Superior Rating.” The orchestra will conclude this year […]

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Carryover from Seneca’s 2014 election

The Seneca city administrator hit on a theme sounded during the campaign leading to the election. And Greg Dietterick announced steps to make the city’s inner-workings more transparent to both its leaders and the general citizenry. The appearance of a video camera in the back of the council chambers was a sign last night that Seneca is working on a […]

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Seneca “clean” financial audit

Seneca’s outside auditor has given the city a clean opinion on his accounting of the financial records for the government year ended June 30, 2013. “We found no problems, no significant material weaknesses, therefore, there is no management letter,” Stancil told the mayor and council during last night’s meeting at City Hall. For the year, Stancil pegged the value of […]

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Oconee is a top “micropolitan”

A magazine publication has once again ranked Oconee County a top-performing micropolitan. Oconee Economic Alliance defines micopolitan as a non-urban community anchored by a town of no more than 50,000 people. The magazine Site Selection’s list for 2014 ranks the Seneca Micropolitan 27th out of the 576 microplitan areas in the country as identified by the Census Bureau. According to […]

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Gray not worried who wins, but how many vote

The co-president of the League of Women Voters Clemson area, Seneca resident Sandra Gray, is worried that next week’s special primary election for Seat Three, Oconee County Council might draw only light voting. And, if that’s the case, it’ll make for the second recent election that most voters ignored. This month’s Seneca city council election, in spite of eight candidates […]

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Property addition gets the nod at Seneca

The board of architectural review at Seneca routinely disposed of its one application for a certificate of appropriateness. Last night at City Hall the board unanimously approved the property owners’ request to place a shed in the backyard of their property on S. Townville Street. Though the property is on the 400 block of S. Townville, it’s within Seneca’s downtown […]

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Ripple of One success story Rebecca Roach

The strides by a young woman toward a better life are being heralded this week by Ripple of One, an Oconee United Way initiative. Rebecca Roach’s progress in learning parenting skills and how to better manage money position her to become the Ripple of One’s first graduate. The program relies on trained, un-paid volunteers to  shepherd individuals such as Roach […]

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Sandifer Funeral Home names new GM

 A 12-year employee of the Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster, Brian Allen, has been promoted to general manager. According to an announcement by the Sandifer family, the funeral business has been in the blood of Allen since he was a boy. Allen is a graduate of Walhalla High School, continued his education at Tri-County Technical College and received his degree […]

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