“The conspriacy theories that go on”

Two government agencies are trying to determine the extent of asbestos buried on the grounds of Seneca’s former Kellett Elementary School and who’s responsible for the health hazard.  The mayor and council were told last night Seneca has asked a private contractor for a proposal to remove the materials while DHEC is analyzing samples from the ground.  A handful of […]

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Vietnam vet to address Walhalla assembly

Walhalla Middle School will host its annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov 11. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30. At 9:20 the veterans will be escorted to the auditorium and the entire school will honor them with an assembly. Vietnam veteran Mike Copeland will be the guest speaker. All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend.

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Thrift Development awaits Clemson contract

An Oconee County contractor is in line for a contract for work in Clemson.  The city council Monday night will consider awarding Thrift Development of Seneca a contract worth $1.6 million for the Berkeley Drive pedestrian bridge and shared path construction project.  In a corresponding item, the council will be asked to transfer $380 thousand from the general fund to […]

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Transportation meeting at Clemson

The Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) holds a sub-regional meeting this evening at Clemson to break public feedback into regional categories. The Clemson meeting will be 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Community Room in Clemson City Hall. If you are close to Clemson, this is the meeting for you. The meeting will be a walk-in format, so everyone is free […]

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Trustees await lengthy agenda

Monday night is an action meeting night for the Oconee school trustees.  A lengthy agenda is in store for the five men and women who decide the policies of the county’s public schools.  Action items include the approval of a calendar for 2017-18 and possible action on the hiring of two additional school resource officers.  In executive session, the trustees […]

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State recommends get a flu shot starting now

The flu season is here, and state health authorities say now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family from the viral disease.  According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, even if you got vaccinated last year, you should do so again this year because protection from last season decreases over time. The vaccine […]

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Police chief to re-look at towing ordinance

The Westminster police chief, Dean Awalt, has been asked to take a new look at the city ordinance governing the police department’s list of towing operators.  And Mayor Brian Ramey said that once Awalt consults the three wrecking services on the list for their opinions on how the rules can be made fairer, the chief is to recommend changes to […]

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Poor turnout will hurt the GOP, Skipp believes

A poor turnout November 8 will hurt the chances of the Republicans to capture the White House, in the opinion of Bob Skipp, the chairman of Oconee Republican Party.  Skipp spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS yesterday while U-S Senate candidate Tim Scott pressed the flesh during a campaign stop at Seneca.  Because many Americans speak disgustingly of both the Republican and […]

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U-S senator makes Seneca campaign stop

A handful of candidates stand in the way of Tim Scott’s bid to be re-elected to the U-S Senate, but the Charleston Republican says he is cautiously optimistic that the voters next month will return him to a new term in Washington.  Yesterday Scott greeted those who gathered at the Seneca Family Restaurant–an event promoted by the Oconee Republican Party. […]

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