Water plant bids run beyond estimate

Contractors interested in building the Lake Hartwell Water Treatment Plant have submitted bids that range between $17 million to nearly $21 million, and the low bid appears to be $3 million higher than the engineer estimated.  Eight contractors submitted sealed bids before this afternoon’s deadline.  Donald Phillips of Pioneer Rural Water’s consultant firm, Design South, told the contractor representatives that […]

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Kenneth Steven “Steve” Burkett

West Union, SC — Kenneth Steven “Steve” Burkett, 59, husband of Regena Martin Burkett of 125 Woodland Way, West Union passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Larry Hendrix

      Westminster – Larry Hendrix, 62, of Westminster went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.  He was the husband of Diane Holbrooks Hendrix and a retired SC DOT employee. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016, from the Earles Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Earles […]

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Graham wants special prosecutor

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has voiced his support for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into Secretary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State. He made these comments in an announcement today from Washington: “We need a special prosecutor, someone outside the Justice Department, to look into this matter,” said Graham.   “If you’re waiting on […]

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Agenda set for “Town Hall” meeting

The agenda is set for a pair of Westminster city meetings next week.  Both will take place the evening of Tuesday, August 30 and one will follow the other.  At 6 o’clock the city council will receive a presentation with update recommendations on a utility rate study that was completed earlier this summer.  At 6:30 the council will convene a […]

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Fire Prevention Week open house

During this year’s Fire Prevention Week the Keowee Fire Department, based at Keowee Key, invites the public for open house.  The event will be 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 8.  Brandon Shirley, assistant chief, says department personnel will be there to talk about pre-fire planning, the lockbox program, answer questions about call response, display equipment, and demonstrate special […]

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Heavy fire toll in the Cleveland Community

Fire appears to have destroyed a two-story home last night in rural Oconee County.  Rural Fire Control reports that two adults and 11 children have been displaced as the result of the fire around 7:30 at 8541 Toccoa Highway (U-S 123) across from the New Madison Baptist Church.  No injuries are reported, but fire fighters were on the scene for […]

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Master plan unveiled for Kellett property

  A Seneca official unveiled a draft master plan for future use of the former Kellett Elementary School building and property.  Architectural renderings for the 12 acres amid a residential neighborhood show a new city museum, green space, along with a potential assisted living care facility about which a private developer has approached the city.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator, met […]

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Fred Brooks

Seneca- Fred Earl Brooks, 72, husband of the late Darkes Jane Cooley Brooks, of West Pine Grove Rd died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Earles Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to […]

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