Evacuation orders lifted

Governor Nikki Haley announced today that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Horry and Georgetown counties as of 8:00 AM. Orders for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties were lifted Sunday, and there are no effective evacuation orders remaining. Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways and detours […]

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A new “Made in Oconee” video

The Oconee Economic Alliance celebrated the fifth annual national Manufacturing Day celebration with the release of the third video in the Made In Oconee campaign. The newest video highlights the change in perception of Oconee County students when they see the inside of a manufacturing facility. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday of October annually. According to the Manufacturing […]

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Oconee emergency workers deployed to hurricane areas

Oconee County emergency responders have been deployed to hurricane-ravaged areas of South Carolina.  They are meeting with success.  The county’s Special Rescue team’s four-person boat, by last evening, was able to help move 59 people out of flood waters in the Marion County town of Mullins.  Assigned to that boat were David Owens, Tommy Christopher, Casey Wood and Eric Kelley. […]

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Burman Burton

    Jonesboro, GA – Burman Hoil Burton, Sr., 79, husband of June Dyar Burton, 2747 Birdie Drive, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Southwest Christian Care. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from noon-1pm prior to the service at […]

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Crenshaw grateful for the public’s support

In a difficult time for law enforcement nationwide, the Oconee County sheriff is saying thank you to the public for its expressions of support and its deeds of good toward his men in blue.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, in an open letter to Oconee County residents, expresses gratitude to individuals, businesses, organizations and churches who have reached out to his office […]

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Drought serious, not yet critical

If the forecasts pan out, some parts of lower South Carolina are to receive double digits of rain from the hurricane.  In other parts, such as upstate South Carolina, the situation is a serious lack of rain approaching critical.  Bob Faires, the Seneca utilities director, says the area remains in category drought 2 and customers should be conservative with what […]

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Levelized utility billing pursued by Seneca

Seneca utility officials are pursuing a system of levelized billing service for costumers.  Levelized billing would be optional.  The city’s utilities committee this morning approved Director Bob Faires’ request to make a recommendation to the city council.  Averaging monthly bills avoids large swings.  Light and water would use the amount that a customer would owe for the current month, add […]

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Jazz on the Alley sees its largest crowd

Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley is said to have accommodated its largest crowd of the warm weather seasons.  Stores and restaurants were crowded.  Last night’s attendance was bolstered for a couple of reasons.  One, the numbers of competitors in this weekend’s Road Titans bicycle competition and the influx of evacuees from the coastal parts of the state.  At a Clemson […]

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