“Raising the roof” about Benghazi

CNN quotes Senator Lindsey Graham as saying Hillary Clinton “has to clear the air on Benghazi” if she wants to be President. And, on the Senate floor yesterday, South Carolina and Oconee Republican Graham demanded answers and accountability from the White House regarding the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Senate Intelligence Committee reports this week […]

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Twelve, 1-cent tax requests make the deadline

A dozen applications made this week’s deadline to be considered for proceeds from a potential one-cent local sales tax in Oconee County. It’ll be left to the voters in November to decide whether the tax is worth the projects proposed. And it’ll be the duty of the Oconee Capital Sales Tax Commission to recommend which projects make the ballot. After […]

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Machinist wins City Hall appeal

Walhalla will permit a machine shop to open inside a commercial building in a general residential district. Barry David Brown won his appeal last night at City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3 to 1 to make the exception. Elizabeth Hoadley cast the lone dissenting vote. Two neighbors expressed concern for the potential of noise and pollution, but […]

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Duncan worried over the $ effect on 3rd District

It’s one thing for lawmakers in Washington to agree on a budget to avert another shutdown of the government but, according to South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan, it’s another when the agreement impinges on some badly-needed money by local governments in the Third Congressional District. Duncan told reporters today that rural counties in his district, such as Oconee and McCormick, are […]

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On the deadline eve, two Seneca filers

Two men have signed up as candidates for the Seneca City Council election—with less than a day of qualifying still open. The candidacies today by Stuart Pohl and Robert Holbrooks make it a six-candidate field, so far, for four seats. All four incumbents—Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, Joel Ward and Andrea Alewine—are running again.  

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Bus prediction: “Relatively soon”

A meeting today produced the expectation that the eventual start of electric bus passenger service for the Seneca area will arrive “relatively soon”—in the words of the city’s Ed Halbig. “Buses and chargers seem to be all operating in good order. The recommendation at this point is to continue another week of ‘shadowing’ service,” the planning and community development director […]

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