Pilot project to address honeybee-pesticide conundrum

Honeybees and pesticides are mortal enemies.  They are also among a farmer’s best friends.  ClemsonUniversity specialists are experimenting with a way to for them to get along.  They’ve established a pilot program for beekeepers and pesticide applicators to compare notes online to reduce accidental poisoning of honeybees and their hives.  Jennifer Tsuruda of Clemson Extension says about 70 beekeepers from […]

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Halloween tomorrow night!

Trick or treaters tomorrow night should be able to enjoy some ideal weather. 96.3/WGOG’s Kris Butts is forecasting cold temperatures and mostly clear skies. Walhalla reminds everyone that its traditional Halloween event this year will take place at the fire department, instead of the Depot. It’s being called “Boo in the Bay” and everyone is invited. Clemson offers a fun […]

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“We are going to see if we can do it”

The closest a Clemson Area Transit bus comes to the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation near Seneca is the vicinity of the Utica Baptist Church.  Those who work to help clients overcome disabilities to gain employment are hoping to change that.  Al Babinicz, “CAT” exectuive director, said, “We are going to see if we can do it.”  Babinicz and […]

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Jeff Covington part of a law enforcement family

In some corners, the name Covington is synonymous with Seneca. H-P Covington was a long-time city councilman. His son, Pat, served as police chief and later as mayor. The late Pat Covington’s two sons followed their father into the law enforcement field as soon as they reached the age of 21. Today John Covington serves as Seneca police chief. His […]

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Camper stolen

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to locate a camper stolen early this month from Parkway Campers on s. highway 11. It’s a 21-foot pull behind Fun Finder camper with a red stripe down the side with letters on the back. It’s a 2007 model, valued around $5 thousand. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Open house ceremony at Vocational Rehab

An open house near Seneca today celebrated the work that a state agency does to prepare and help disabled South Carolinians attain and keep competitive employment. The event, at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center on the Wells Highway, also displayed proclamations signed by local and area mayors marking October as Disabilities Employment Month. The luncheon’s featured speaker, sheriff’s deputy […]

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Arrest made in Willard’s Tractor crime

 Two Anderson men have been implicated in a weekend burglary at Willard’s Tractor on S. Highway 11. One man has been arrested; a second is being sought. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Gregory Morris Harbert on the charge of grand larceny in the theft Saturday morning of a trailer in front of the business. The trailer, worth […]

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Adjusting the articles of incorporation

The entity that manages Seneca-owned properties, such as the former Pro Pex building that is being restored for economic development, is changing some of the articles of its incorporation. City Administrator Greg Dietterick advised the mayor and city council last night that the adoption of an amendment to the articles of incorporation are aimed at qualifying the Seneca Facilities Corporation […]

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Group to tour Greenwood today

An Oconee County group will make a one-day tour today of Greenwood, with the expectation that they’ll see some things that’ll be instructive for municipalities that want to do more about revitalization. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says those leaving for the trip today represent the county, three of its municipalities, the chambers of commerce, and […]

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