Attorneys strike fast against Pioneer

Attorneys for three governmental entities in Oconee County have filed papers in the Common Pleas Court seeking judgment and injunctive relief against the Pioneer Rural Water District.  Attorneys for Seneca, Westminster and Oconee County, based on votes taken last week by their elected officials, want the court to make a declaratory judgment “that Pioneer is not entitled to construct and […]

Read more

Trustees approach first budget vote

  In two weeks, Oconee trustees will be asked to cast their first vote on a new budget.  Now, however, school budget writers have figures from one legislative chamber only on which to base their calculations for 2017-18.  Gloria Moore, the district finance officer, gave the trustees projections based on House of Representatives projections.  Moore awaits figures from the Senate, […]

Read more

Duncan: “I offer my deepest condolences”

Congressman Jeff Duncan wants the U-S to help South America’s Colombia recover from mudslides that killed 250 people.  Duncan chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  Duncan:   “I offer my deepest condolences to the Colombian people following the tragic mudslides this weekend in Mocoa. Such devastation is heartbreaking, and the United States shares in the grief felt […]

Read more

A “Y” appeals to the public schools

Oconee school trustees are about to vote to become a “strategic partner” of the effort to build the county’s first YMCA.  Chairman Andy Inabinet last night gave a strong hint that the public schools are about to jump into the water with the “Y”.  Support by the public schools to build a “Y” on the grounds of the Oconee Medical […]

Read more

Charlestonian’s death traced to natural causes

The death last weekend of a Charleston County man has been attributed to natural causes.  Coroner Karl Addis says the autopsy conducted on Seth Swetnam found the 36-year old suffered a heart attack before his body was found on a hiking trail near the Walhalla Fish Hatchery.  Coroner Karl Addis found evidence that Swetnam had completed a solo hike to […]

Read more

Storm report

Red Cross volunteers came to the assistance of a Seneca area family whose home was damaged when storms passed through the area.  Two adults and two children on Lagoon Drive received comfort kits and financial assistance for temporary lodging. By 5:30 p.m. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 383 members without electric service.  They included 17 in Oconee County and 356 […]

Read more

Richard “Ricky” Carl Cox

    Seneca, SC — Richard “Ricky” Carl Cox, 57, husband of Pamela Cox, of 543 Singing Pines Road, Seneca, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

Read more

Terry Whitfield

  Pendleton – Terry Ronald Whitfield, 57, husband of Arlene Black Whitfield, 432 Seawright Drive, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  […]

Read more

Branch bank to close in Westminster

Late next month, Westminster will have one less savings bank.  Pending regulatory approval, First Citizens plans to close its office on Windsor Street.  The bank’s area executive Chuck Perry, in a letter to the customers, said, “After carefully and thoroughly evaluating the business operations of our Westminster office, located at 200 West Windsor Street, we’ve decided to close this branch […]

Read more
1 61 62 63 64 65 1,231