Bobby Lee Frankum

Bobby Lee Frankum, 59, former Seneca resident, died Thursday, June 11.  A memorial service will be held at 3:30 Saturday afternoon at Fair Play Church of God.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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In the weeks to come, Streetscape to add workers

In the weeks ahead, the general contractor predicts, you’ll see more crews added to the workforce of Walhalla Streetscape. Danny Hutchinson said today his company is finishing a major job with the Oconee School District and, once that job is finished, he’ll be adding several more workers to re-making Walhalla’s four-block core commercial area. Hutchinson says everything possible will be […]

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Re-zoning application heads to Seneca Council

The Seneca Planning Commission agreed last night to forward a rezoning application to a meeting of the city council. After opening the floor to public comment, the planning commissioners voted to change the zoning at 734 E. Main Street to allow for a mobile home for family purposes. If granted by the council, the property owned by Wanda Anchors would […]

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Westminster to come alive with music

At the start of the weekend to celebrate America’s independence, Westminster will ring out in music. Ken Sloan, Westminster resident and the executive director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, says Music on Main—the night of Friday, July 3—-will usher in a weekly, warm weather fare of music that hopes to draw on the success of Jazz on the […]

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Sandifer part of conference committee duty

An Oconee state lawmaker is part of a six-member conference committee trying for compromise over whether a California app-based ride-sharing service should remain available to South Carolinians and tourists. Rep. Bill Sandifer, Seneca Republican, was on his way back to Columbia yesterday to take up Uber’s temporary license granted by the state Public Service Commission. At issue is how the […]

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Warrants identify defendant in Newry crimes

Warrants released by Oconee Sheriff’s Office have identified the man suspected in a series of weekend crimes in Newry—one of which victimized a state police agent. A Bayshore Eight resident, 27-year old Daniel Lloyd Stevens, is charged in arrest warrants with petty larceny, grand larceny, breaking into motor vehicles. Stevens was booked in jail Sunday afternoon. Investigators say many of […]

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A busy night for municipalities and their budgets

Five percent rate increases for water and sewer service face leaders in Seneca tonight as they further consider budgets for the government year that begins July 1. It’s budget time tonight also for the city councils in Walhalla and Westminster. At Westminster, the council is scheduled for an executive session to take up the controversial conservation easement on the Chauga […]

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