Deputies instill leadership skills to at-risk boys

Children 10 to 13 years old took part this week in the first “Leadership Camp”, sponsored by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. County deputies had a dual purpose in mind. They wanted the at risk boys to see outdoor attractions and to instill leadership skills. Tuesday’s activities for the 29 boys included a hike along part of the Foothills Trail and […]

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Retaining wall work next week in Clemson

Intermittent lane closures will take place starting next week in Clemson, as the city begins work on the Tiger Boulevard retaining wall. The work, which will start Tuesday, is designed to secure the slope between Tiger Boulevard and Reid Street. Lane closures will be limited to the eastbound right lane of Tiger Boulevard adjacent to Reid Street. SC-DOT will work […]

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Power back on!

Electric power service has been restored to all parts of Seneca that went without late this morning when something apparently went wrong with the city’s No. 2 substation at Utica.  Bob Faires, utilities director, said at the city’s request Duke Energy crews restored service, and they got the power back on quickly.  The power outage that lasted about an hour […]

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Thomas DeWayne Fulbright

Thomas DeWayne Fulbright, 43, former Westminster resident, died Saturday June 6.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Sunday, June 14 from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends following the service.  The family is at the home of the mother, Gaynell and Jimmy Rholetter, Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers are accepted or memorials […]

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Power outage in Seneca

An unscheduled power outage has taken about one-half of Seneca’s electric customers out of service.  Bob Faires, utilities director, says the problem is with the city’s No. 2 substation and it means no service for those customers south of the railroad track.  According to Faires, Duke Energy will make repairs.  The unscheduled outage follows by several hours today a scheduled […]

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Landline phone trouble at 96.3/WGOG

96.3/WGOG is without landline telephone service. We have been promised that a repairman will be on his way. We apologize for those who are being inconvenienced. In the meantime, a good way to reach is by email to the following address [email protected]

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County to try to find funds for pay raises

At the suggestion of Emma Cammick, chairwoman of the Oconee County Council budget committee, the county will look for funds for pay raises for county workers earning less than $45 thousand a year. But Scott Moulder, county administrator, warned that with the budgetary constraints in place, the money is not going to be easy to find. After hearing a plea […]

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YMCA pursues an alternate location

Representatives of the project to build a Foothills YMCA in Oconee County told a committee of the County Council yesterday they are pursuing an alternate piece of property. Instead of acreage in a wooded area behind the Oconee Memorial Hospital, YMCA leaders would now like to move up on hospital grounds and locate in the vicinity of the EMS building. […]

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