Joe Kay

Seneca, SC— Joseph “Joe” Walton Kay, 79, husband of Beverly Gurley Kay, of 202 Steepleton Way, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Utica Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, […]

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Masked burglars strike Keowee Elementary

In the middle of the night, Oconee deputies drew their weapons as they encountered two masked intruders in the Keowee Elementary School.  They ordered the intruders to drop what they had in their hands.  The scene was approximately 12:45 yesterday morning, and the deputies went to the school responding to an alarm.  Law enforcement documents released this afternoon show two […]

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Hydro power project seeks new license

A corporate-owned hydro-electric project near Seneca has begun a lengthy process to win a new license—at a time when an act of nature idled the operations there.  A lightning strike two weeks ago halted power production, but a representative of the Coneross Power Corporation says once the damaged equipment is repaired the plant will be back on line.  A tour […]

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Summer meal program fed hundreds of children

For the first time, the Oconee County Public Library joined with the School District of Oconee County’s Food Services department to feed kids for free. Three county library branches served free summer meals to hundreds of children.  The meals were provided by the School District of Oconee County’s food services department and were served on weekdays from June 7th – July 29th, except for […]

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NEXT School names founding faculty

NEXT School Eagle Ridge announces its founding faculty and leadership team for the start of its first year August 15.  Named principal for the new kind of public school is Joe Greenberg.  He is joined by Sharon Hall, Chameka Duncan, Liz Kuemmerer, Nicole Cartee, and Sena Shirley.  They are joined by the following ten-member faculty:  Daniel Barrier, Shaun McCallum, Chris […]

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Carter starts to grasp Westminster challenges

Someone asked Chris Carter yesterday if , after three weeks on the job, had he solved all of Westminster’s problems. The new city administrator replied he hasn’t been there long enough to even know all the problems.  But he is getting an idea.  And he mentioned a couple of the challenges when he spoke yesterday to the Rotary Club.  One […]

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Daily Walhalla Pool swims to end August 14

The public swim season in Walhalla will end Sunday, August 14–the day before schools open.  Jennifer Crawford, chairwoman of the city recreation committee, says there have been noticeable drop-offs in the numbers of swimmers once schools are back in session. Although daily swimming will end for the season August 14, the pool will remain open for lap swimming and aerobic […]

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New crosswalk envisioned for Walhalla side street

A new crosswalk for Walhalla’s S. Catherine Street may come at the cost of eliminating an existing one a short distance away.  The mayor and council members grappled last evening with how to make pedestrian-friendlier the two-way block of S. Catherine between Main and S. Broad streets.  The city’s elected leaders want to make safer crossing S. Catherine from the […]

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