Soutyh Carolinians respond to Texas floods

  Eight Red Cross workers from South Carolina left for Texas in the response to the flooding that, in some parts of the Lone Star state, left 19 inches of rain. Through this year storms have ravaged Texas to the extent that thousands of families and businesses have been displaced. The Red Cross workers bring care, comfort and hope. The […]

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National status achieved

  The Junior Beta Club at West-Oak Middle School recently attained national merit status.  The honor goes to schools that show a deep commitment to academic excellence and whose chapters include all eligible grade levels. West Oak Middle School Junior Beta is offered to students in all grades who have earned a GPA of 3.875. The club provides students with experiences […]

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Politics in the air tonight!

At two venues in the region, politics will be the order of the night.  At 7 tonight at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium, the chamber of commerce will stage a forum for Wayne McCall and Jared Ketterman, the two candidates for Seat Two, Oconee County Council, in the June 14 Republican primary.  In Pendleton, the three men competing to be the […]

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Deputy finishes basic training

An Oconee deputy sheriff finished the basic law enforcement program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  Last week’s graduate, Kody Klepper, has been assigned to the uniform patrol division.  He graduated from West-Oak High School.  Klepper also enlisted in the South Carolina National Guard and is assigned to the Maintenance Detachment 2-263rd Air Defense Artillery. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clarence Campbell

    Seneca – Clarence Campbell, 68, husband of Kathleen Campbell, 110 Field Village Drive 104A, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 at his residence. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016 at Old Hepsibah Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at: 106 Andrews Street, Greenville, SC […]

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Governor wants Sheriffs to do more

Mike Crenshaw is one of South Carolina’s 46 county sheriffs to take the pledge.  The first-term sheriff is signifying his support—and that of his office—to Governor Nikki Haley’s quest to turn the tables on domestic violence.  Haley has created a statewide task force, with the end goal of turning the state’s counties into safe places for women who, for the […]

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Political forum for Council 4 and 5 candidates

Candidates are invited to Westminster next week for a political forum.  This is an event for the men and women running this year for Seats 4 and 5 on the Oconee County Council.  The forum will take place 6:30 Thursday night, June 9 at the Westminster Music Hall, and everyone is invited.   If you have questions for the candidates, you […]

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Start of construction not quite yet

Land clearing and actual construction inside Oconee’s Information and Technology Park will not take place quite yet.  This was supposed to be the day that the contractor for two new manufacturing plants would start.  But Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance says there’s the matter of a land disturbance permit, a requirement of the state.  “Once in hand, should […]

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Seneca High ready for Saturday graduation

At their football field Saturday, the 177 members of this year’s senior class at Seneca High School will receive diplomas and depart for post-high school education and, in some cases, straight to the workforce or the job line.  The school has announced that Matthew Suffern (left) is this year’s valedictorian; Nathan Curtis Arey (right) is the salutatorian.  This year’s class […]

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Municipal judge office could be budget casualty

The future of the office of municipal judge in Seneca could be endangered during the city’s next budget.  Greg Dietterick, city administratior, announced at last night’s budget work meeting that two factors are driving him to consider recommending the dissolution of the office, headed by Judge Danny Singleton.  One is a new state requirement that municipalities begin funding costs for […]

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