Duncan applauds Trump’s pipeline move

President Donald Trump moved yesterday to counteract his successor’s blocking of the Keystone oil pipeline.  South Carolina 3rd District Representative Jeff Duncan hailed the new President, saying, “This is exactly the kind of pro-growth action I was hoping the President would take in the early days of his Administration. These two pipelines bring us much closer to American and hemispheric […]

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Unregistered boats mean loss revenue for Oconee

During warm weather boats fill the waters of Lakes Keowee, Hartwell, and Jocassee.  But Oconee leaders say some of those boat owners are enjoying themselves without paying the proper registration fees.  A committee of the county council last night concerned itself with the revenue the county has lost—between $200 and $300 dollars in each instance.  As a solution, the council […]

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Warehouse to be converted to office building

Without question or debate, Seneca planners threw their support last night to a zoning change that will allow warehouse property to be converted to an office building.  The planning commission recommends 701 E-S 1st Street be switched from a residential-6 zone to neighborhood commercial.  Contractor Spencer Wilson, whose office is across the street, told the commissioners that he had been […]

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Making science and related subjects fun!

  South Carolina students interested in science and technology will again have the chance this spring to showcase what they have learned in the classroom.  The annual 4-H Engineering Challenge offers students 9 to 19 the chance to take part in March 25 competition at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.  The event was created to spur the students’ interest in STEM subjects:  […]

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Bank makes staff additions

  Blue Ridge Bank announces the following staff additions:  Wendy Holcomb has joined the Bank as a Customer Service Representative and Teller at the Bountyland Office in Seneca. Holcomb joins Blue Ridge Bank with 12 years of banking experience. Becky Strickland has joined the Bank as a Teller at the North John Street Office in Walhalla. Strickland joins Blue Ridge […]

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Senators sound off on nominee Mulvaney

  At least one U-S senator denounced President Trump’s choice of South Carolinian Mick Mulvaney to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders lambasted Rep. Mulvaney comments about Social Security and Medicaid and suggested that Mulvaney drop his bid for the office because of the 5th District Representative’s failure to pay all taxes […]

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February 2 the focus will be on high school freshmen

  Walhalla High School has scheduled its annual Freshman Focus Parent Night for rising 9th grade students from Walhalla Middle School for Thursday, February 2, 2017.  The program will begin at 5:30 P.M. in the school’s cafeteria with a hot dog supper.  Rising freshmen and their parents will have the opportunity to meet administration, faculty class sponsors and advisors to […]

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United Way leader part of Furman diversity class

  Forty-five participants from the Upstate and surrounding areas will begin the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this spring.  The class includes LaShauna Harrison, chief executive officer of the Oconee United Way. Selected for their leadership and community engagement, the participants join more than 1,700 Riley Fellows statewide. Each new class further extends and enriches the body […]

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