Mayor makes statement on the Hammond case


At least for now, the job of the Seneca police chief and those of the police officers involved in what happened to Zachary Hammond are safe.  Mayor Dan Alexander last night conceded that Seneca is a city divided but, he said, there has been a lot of speculation and a lot of lies being told to twist the truth.  Alexander […]

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Westminster re-zoning application tabled

After a hearing last night, Westminster Planning Commission tabled an application to rezone nearly 38 thousand square feet of vacant property in the vicinity of 9200 Long Creek Highway.  Tamy Sanford, code compliance and development coordinator, said the commissioners decided to wait for the finish of the city’s comprehensive plan and the chance to look at land use in the […]

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Work ahead not so noticeable

The next few days the Streetscape project may look quiet, but the contractor says work not so noticeable will be taking place.  Such as waterline testing and sampling.  Ditto for the electrical work, according to contractor Hutch ‘N Son.   “Don’t be concerned.  We are still progressing with the items that don’t create as much excitement.” Tests are scheduled today on […]

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Challenge filed to permit for new poultry house

The state’s decision to permit a new poultry operation near Seneca won’t go unchallenged.  A DHEC spokesman says, at the deadline, one request had been received for what’s called a final review.  And DHEC’s Jim Beasley says that request will go to its full board to determine whether it should be sent to a committee.  Last month the state agency […]

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Red Cross workers become victims


A Seneca couple, Paul and Sandy Smith, frequently have been on the front of line to help those rebound from disaster.  Now the Smiths need help.  They are the couple whose home burned yesterday morning near Seneca, off S. Radio Station Road.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says the Smiths were not hurt, but they lost their pets and all […]

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Bill Holliday

James “Bill” Elvin Holliday, 85, of 125 Holliday Lane, Westminster died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Guynell Honea Holliday.  Graveside service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the residence.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial […]

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“We are Eagles, not Razorbacks”


Salem mustered a strong front at the school board meeting.  The small school community created a setting unprecedented for board meetings.  Salem school supporters filled two meeting rooms; one, in which the trustees met and the other an adjoining room set up to handle the overflow crowd.  Several Tamassee-Salem alumni wore the school colors of gold and black.  And, once […]

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Court orders long-term rehab

A judge today ordered a Walhalla mother of four children into long-term rehabilitation after she pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.  The conditions of the sentence announced by Judge Alex Macaulay spare Heather Wilbanks of any additional jail sentence; however, the 25-year old is to be held until space becomes available in the Haven of […]

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