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Seneca and West Union accidents

May 20, 2015

A car passenger was hurt this morning in an accident on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass. Capt. Robert Tribble of the police department said the accident occurred at 123 and Frontage Road and involved a Honda and a Subaru. At the time, according to Tribble, the driver of the Subaru was attempting a left from 123 onto…

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Accessing Chattooga’s upper segment

May 20, 2015

The Forest Service announced an early opportunity this week for the public to preview notices of draft decisions on recreation access to the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Legal ads that are to be published next week are part of the federal agency’s efforts to implement 2012 decisions to allow boating…

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New tenant for the Seneca Commerce Center

May 20, 2015

A new tenant has been announced for the Seneca Commerce Center, the former Pro Pex plant. According to the city of Seneca, BorgWarner has agreed to lease about 100 thousand square feet within the building. Besides BorgWarner, other tenants of the building are Johnson Controls, Altera Polymers, and the Seneca Electric Bus Division, featuring buses…

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Rural Infastructure grant OK’d for Westminster

May 20, 2015

Westminster is among city and county governments across that will share in $14 million worth of grants for 44 water and sewer projects in 28 counties across the state. The South Carolina Department of Commerce yesterday announced a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant of $242,766 for a Westminster water line upgrade. Most of the funding awarded…

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When is loud too loud?

May 20, 2015

Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain suggested last night the county’s noise control law may be too strong, considering the county’s effort to grow its tourism and recreation offerings. Cain would like to see a re-evaluation of the law as it pertains to just how loud an outdoor concert can get before the strong arm of…

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John Christopher Ivester, Jr.

May 20, 2015

John Christopher Ivester, Jr., 79, of 211 Lakeside Drive, Walhalla died Tuesday at Emory University Hospital. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at the home of his son, Chris Ivester, 2061 Pickens Highway, West Union, SC  29696.  A private memorial service will be held later.  In place of flowers, memorials may…

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Harold Gene Pressley

May 20, 2015

Harold Gene Pressley, 81, of 291 Country Road 574, Centre, Alabama died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Linda Smith Pressley.  Graveside services will be 4 p-m Thursday at Courtenay Memorial Gardens, Seneca.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may…

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Calvin Alexander Nixon

May 20, 2015

Calvin Alexander Nixon, 88, of Seneca died Saturday at Regency Hospital in Greenville.  He was the widower of Edna Branch Cyrenius Nixon. The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Seneca Presbyterian Church; with entobment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m prior to the service at Seneca…

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Polly Elease Orr

May 20, 2015

Polly Elease Orr, 76, of 246 Dickard Road, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Dandy Smith.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.

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Is it time for an Oconee community relations council?

May 20, 2015

The state agency whose mission includes efforts to promote harmony, understanding and mutual respect among all South Carolinians believes that the discord between some police departments in the country with minority members of their communities demonstrates a need for people of all backgrounds to sit down together to talk about problems. And that’s why Saundra…

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  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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