Greenville contractor in line for second OC job

A Greenville contractor and its workers can count on being busy in Oconee County. Last night Seneca City Council approved an $8 million contract for the Harper Corporation to make improvements at the water treatment plant, at the edge of Normandy Shores. Next week the Harper Corporation will be recommended for a $2.3 million infrastructure job at Oconee County’s Golden […]

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Seneca awards wellness contract

After last night’s executive session, Seneca City Council awarded Upstate Medical Associates on the Wells Highway a new contract to administer the wellness plan for city employees. The contract is worth $82,720 dollars. Joel Seavey, Seneca Clerk-Treasurer, says between 50 and 60 city workers take advantage of the wellness program. And of that number, 40 of the employees are frequent […]

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Recognizing “E” for his service

A former Seneca councilman will be recognized during a meeting at Greenville Friday for his years of service as a member of the policy board of a regional government service. Ernest Riley is to be recognized by Jane Hall, board chairwoman, during a meeting of the board of directors of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. For the last […]

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Incident this morning at Mountain Rest

One person is reported to have been cut and stabbed in an incident this morning at Mountain Rest, at an address on the Verner Mill Road. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, said the injured person is being sent to the Greenville Memorial Hospital and a second person was placed in investigative detention.  

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Exception made for Mtn. Rest tower

A communications cell tower is coming to Mountain Rest. The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals gave final approval last night to zoning changes that’ll allow a 260-foot tower at highway 28 and Morehead Place Road. At that height, the top of the tower will require a light to satisfy the FAA. And the Oconee appeals board stipulates there shall be […]

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Safety procedures for churches

These days the sanctity of a church is not exempt from disruption. And that’s why the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is getting pro-active in letting churches know about safety procedures and laws that can protect their worship services. “We used to say that certain things that happened in other places can’t happen here,” says Sgt. Mike McGowan, who provides information and […]

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A jail rumor knocked down

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has squelched a rumor that a back road is in the plans for the new Oconee jail. Crenshaw yesterday said, “There was never any plan to have any entrance or exit from Pine Street to the detention center. I don’t know how that rumor got started.” That rumor spread during a church service last weekend. To hear […]

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Jail rumor knocked down

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has squelched a rumor that a back road is in the plans for the new Oconee jail. Crenshaw yesterday said, “There was never any plan to have any entrance or exit from Pine Street to the detention center. I don’t know how that rumor got started.” That rumor spread during a church service last weekend. To hear […]

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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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