Fall graduation next week at CU

More than 11-hundred students are expected to receive degrees next week when Clemson University hosts its fall graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. The academic ceremonies are the last ones for James Barker. Clemson’s president announced in April he is stepping down after 14 years. His replacement, Jim Clements, takes over January 1.

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Streetscape doins!

Walhalla is getting Streetscape attention at this hour. The project landscape engineer and others, along with the mayor and a couple of department heads, have embarked on a walking tour of the downtown area envisioned for a street and sidewalk re-make. They’ve brought the detailed plans with them on the walking tour, and Mayor Danny Edwards says the walking tour […]

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Walhalla car accidents

Just as the Walhalla Christmas Parade ended last night, two cars collided at South Broad and Katherine streets and one driver required a trip to the hospital. The police say there were no injuries in an accident this morning at South Broad and Cedar streets.

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Back to the drawing board

Now that Seneca has abandoned a former school property for its utilities department, where might the Light and Water Department look for a new home? Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires dropped a hint during last night’s city council meeting. He told the mayor and council that his office is working with architects to adapt city property one block behind City Hall. […]

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Combat training completed

Army National Guard Private Justice Lee and Army Reserve Private Austin Chastain graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. They underwent nine weeks of training. Lee’s the son of Kat and Mike Lee of Seneca and Chastain is the son of Belinda Neal of Walhalla and David Chastain of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Dietterick: return money to the county

When it comes to a Joint Regional Sewer Authority resolution now before the member cities, it’s Greg Dietterick’s recommendation to release Oconee County from an annual $610 thousand obligation to the JRSA. The city administrator serves as an authority commissioner. Last night, in a report to the mayor and council, he gave the following basis for his recommendation: “I believe […]

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Electric bus service to start in 4 weeks

Monday, January 6 is to be a red-letter day for Seneca and for riders of free bus passenger service. At last night’s city council meeting, Ed Halbig announced January 6 as the day that Seneca’s four electric-powered buses will begin picking up and transporting passengers to their destinations. The buses have already arrived. They have started trial runs. And the […]

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Seneca leaders: groundbreaking part of “new day”

Among those to look for in the audience at this morning’s ground breaking for the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer line is Frank Ables, a former county council chairman. While in office Ables championed the cause for economic development in District Five, the district he represented and home to property set aside for future development. And he told 96.3/WGOG NEWS […]

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Hit-run accident near Salem

A Salem man was struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon on highway 11 near Little River Road, and state troopers seek the public’s help to solve what they consider a hit-run accident. The man injured in the accident, 24-year old Dustin Bryson, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Trooper Tony Keller said the investigation is seeking to identify the […]

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Deputy plans “Mountain to Sea” trek

On weekends this month and next, an Oconee deputy sheriff will walk from the South Carolina-North Carolina line to Columbia, to raise money for Tamassee-Salem High School. Deputy Norman Dukes says his goal is $4 thousand for athletics and special needs programs at the school where he works as a resource officer. Last school year Dukes raised money in a […]

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