8 for 4 so far!

With a little less than one hour remaining in the deadline, candidates  seven and eight qualified for Seneca’s March 11 city council election. Filing this morning were Diane Rozman of Bobolink Drive and Joel Arnold of W.N. 2nd Street.

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Duncan revives energy bill

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman has revived his energy bill called “EXPAND.” Jeff Duncan calls the Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand Act a jobs bill. He reintroduced the bill yesterday in Washington. Duncan says this bill would open the way for a comprehensive energy policy, which the country lacks.

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DOT truck flips near Westminster

A SC DOT dump truck has turned over near Westminster and the driver sent to the hospital. A fellow DOT worker said the injured driver appeared to have been shaken and was sent to the Oconee Medical Center to be checked. The dump truck flipped shortly before 10 this morning on the Blackjack Road at Greenfield Road.

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Anderson plant expands

A maker of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries is expanding its operations in Anderson County. The $10 million investment by CHOMARAT North America means 20 new jobs, along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space. The company seeks to diversify its business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, and aerospace.  

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“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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