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Seneca department needs

January 9, 2013

In a meeting unprecedented for Seneca, city department heads, one after the one, stood before the mayor and council and relayed their greatest needs to ensure top quality services to the public for as long as the next 25 years. City Administrator Greg Dietterick orchestrated last night’s meeting at the former Kellett Elementary School, a…

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Water trouble at Timberline Ridge

January 9, 2013

Walhalla’s utilities superintendent received the go-ahead last night to spend up to $2,500 on tests to determine what’s wrong with the water on a dead end street. Two Timberline Ridge residents complained to the mayor and council they’ve been forced to buy bottled water for drinking purposes and have contracted health problems from their shower…

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Crack the books again today

January 9, 2013

Students are back! The spring semester starts today at Clemson University.

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Sinkhole UPDATE

January 8, 2013

After a contractor mobilizes equipment tonight, crews go to work tomorrow to fix a sinkhole in Westminster. City utility crews today worked to isolate the washout that collapsed a small part of the Windsor Street pavement. What caused this? City Administrator David Smith, “I think you can chalk it up to aging infrastructure.”  

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Special night at Walhalla High

January 8, 2013

On the night of January 22 at Walhalla High, the focus will be on the first year of high school. The annual Freshmen Focus Parent Night for rising 9th graders will take place at 6 o’clock, featuring a meal in the cafeteria. Rising freshmen and their parents have the chance to meet administrators, faculty class…

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What’s spent on classroom instruction?

January 8, 2013

From a budget that exceeded $100 million, Oconee public schools spent nearly $61 million on instruction. A breakdown of expenditures from the school district’s FY 2012 audit report shows 54% was spent on face-to-face teaching, which covers the costs of teachers, substitutes, and instructional assistants. During the school year that ended last June, the district…

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How well are the state police doing?

January 8, 2013

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division is scheduled for an on-site assessment of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations,…

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Westminster sinkhole

January 8, 2013

Westminster utility crews are working to repair a washout that has created sinkhole conditions along Windsor Street. City Administrator David Smith says a two-to-three foot section of the asphalt street in front of Oconee Implements gave way to the pressure from below. So far, crews have traced a water leak that is channeling along a…

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Call for volunteers

January 8, 2013

Seneca could use your help in staging events that will highlight the city’s notable leaders, from the Reconstruction Period through the Civil Rights Movement. According to Dr. John Martin, volunteers are needed for events to take place during Black History Month, all month during February in Seneca. Martin is the director and curator of the…

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New school to be JRSA customer

January 8, 2013

The new Walhalla High School on highway 11, scheduled for a 2015 opening, will add 2,400 gallons of wastewater a day to be processed by the county’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seneca. The flow is to be metered by the city of Walhalla. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced…

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