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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To be a candidate, deadline looms

Unless things change over the next day, this year’s ballot for the Seneca City Council will be reserved for incumbents only. The four council members whose seats are to be voted on in March this morning remained the only candidates. Incumbents Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine qualified for re-election last week on the first day of […]

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Music program gets a boost!

 South Carolina Heritage Fair recently presented six new dulcimers to the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla for use in the center’s Appalachian Music program. The instruments were donated through a grant from the Heritage Fair as part of a commitment to promote cultural heritage of the area. And, with those dulcimers, the Heritage Center will offer group lessons to learn […]

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The State of Oconee

The push for economic development and the jobs it provides will dominate the 2014 State of Oconee Luncheon. Organized by the chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster, this year’s luncheon will be 11:30 a-m, Friday, February 21 at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Lined up to speak are Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, John Lummus of Tri-County […]

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Do you know anything about these burglaries?

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office turns to the public for information that could help solve three burglaries. The first was Sunday at 14016 Cherokee Path Drive near Seneca. A television and an I-POD docking station were taken. The other burglaries were Saturday. At 543 Tokeena Road, a T-V was stolen. A homeowner at 240 Deer Knoll Road encountered a brazen intruder who […]

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An idea for countywide Sunday alcohol sales

Seneca passed a 2012 referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales within its corporate limits. The question 96.3/WGOG NEWS is getting this morning is whether the voters across Oconee County would look favorably on such a proposition. Dick Cottingham, as representative of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Sunday Sales, is on the agenda to make a presentation next […]

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