Phillips re-elcted board chairman

Businessman Rick Phillips has retained chairmanship of the board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital. The re-election of Phillips was announced after the election of board officers was removed from the agenda for the open part of this week’s meeting and placed on the agenda for its closed session. Other board officers are Cecil Turner, vice chairman; Sandra Jones, treasurer; […]

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Seneca primed to throw the switch July 1

  Without discussion, Seneca City Council adopted on second and final reading last night an ordinance to change electric power suppliers beginning this summer. At the expiration July 1 of its current contract with the Southern Company, Seneca will start to draw its wholesale supply of electricity from an arm of state government, the South Carolina Public Service Authority, commonly […]

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Doubts about adding a second place to vote

At Seneca’s meeting table, the consensus of the mayor and city council is to retain the Shaver Recreation Complex on S. 4th Street as the only polling place for municipal elections. Mayor Alexander, Mayor Pro-tem O’Kelley and most of the city’s other elected leaders say they don’t mind using both the Shaver complex and the Gignilliat Community Center on N. […]

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Seneca to announce headline festival act

Seneca leaders this morning will announce the headline act for the city’s next outdoor festival. During a meeting last night of the mayor and the council, Events Coordinator Riley Johnson described the type of musical act, but he said the official announcement will be made on “Coffee Talk” to air at 8:30 this morning on 94.1 The Lake.

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Oconee to hire staff attorney

Three Oconee County council members want the county administrator to be able to access legal advice from an attorney with an office in the county’s Pine Street administrative complex. And their wishes carried last night, as the council decided on a 3 to 2 vote to create the job of staff attorney. Council members McCall, Cain, and Cammick voted yes, […]

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Day one for Oconee General Sessions trial

The display of the crime scene photographs and the testimony of a medical examiner helped draw to a close the first day of the State’s case against Westminster area resident Adam Burdette. He’s charged with murder in the shooting death in 2013 of Seneca resident Evan Tyner. However, Burdette’s attorney gave indications that the defense will pin its case on […]

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Videos shown of robbery and pool vandalism

The Walhalla police are drawing attention to video surveillance in the hope that it will lead someone to come forward with information that can help solve two crimes that have rocked the County Seat. They were reported three days apart. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this morning narrated a video recording which showed in progress the February 9 robbery of the Corner […]

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Sheriff’s Office stands ready!

Mindful that another potential, heavier snow is on the way, Oconee Sheriff’s Office has positioned itself to be ready to assist the public. “If anyone is in need of law enforcement assistance in the county, please contact the Sheriff’s Office and we will respond to those calls,” says Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 […]

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