“Stop Pioneer Now” claims victory

Rare is it that a citizen’s group fighting City Hall can claim victory. But that’s the stance the coalition “Stop Pioneer Now” takes in its almost three-year battle with Pioneer Rural Water District. The coalition of water district customers resisted their supplier’s project to build a treatment plant inside a residential area on Lake Hartwell. They fought and won, even […]

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Servicemen honored

Four servicemen killed in a plane crash in the mountains of Pickens County in 1950 were honored with a remembrance service near where the plane went down. More than 70 people made the trek to Bully Mountain in the Franklin Gravely Wildlife Management Area of Jocassee Gorges to attend the service last Monday and to see a granite monument placed […]

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A Democratic campaign house party

Oconee County Democrat Paulette Keffas-Chassin says, in 2010, Vincent Sheheen came within 60 votes of winning South Carolina governor. Keffas-Chassin believes 2014 will be Sheheen’s time. To work toward, Sheheen’s election she is hosting a house party at 6 tomorrow night at 140 Westlake Drive, Seneca, and everyone who believes in the Democratic hopeful is welcome.

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Sign up for the ACA

In advance of the national health care law, the Oconee County community has begun to position itself to help the un-insured to qualify for coverage. A group contracted to register un-insured South Carolinians for benefits that start 2014 has announced an information and sign-up meeting in Seneca. The alliance AHA invites un-insured Oconee and Pickens residents to Seneca’s Gignilliat Center […]

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Official: It’ll be Burt!

Mayor Dan Alexander said a movie that’ll be shot in Seneca and parts Oconee will headline Burt Reynolds. It’s called “Elbow Grease” and the mayor made the official announcement last night during Jazz on the Alley at Ramcat Alley, where a good bit of the movie is to be shot. Alexander calls “Elbow Grease” a southern comedy with a touch […]

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Final appointees named!

Oconee County now has a fully-stocked Capital Project Sales Commission. A new, six-member commission was in place this afternoon to work toward the process of a new referendum, in which the voters get to choose whether to accept paying an extra penny on the sales tax to generate funds for projects considered worthwhile. In a special meeting in Walhalla, Seneca’s […]

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Duncan votes to cut food stamps

Congressman Jeff Duncan voted with the majority to cut $4 billion from food stamps. The bill that will have state enact new work requirements for many recipients passed by seven votes. It’s considered a victory for conservatives, such as South Carolina’s Third District Republican Congressman, but a defeat for Democrats who united in opposing the cut.

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