Gas pump increase hit the Carolinas the hardest

The Colonial Pipeline leak pushed prices higher in much of the Southeast.  According to the motor club AAA Carolinas, the Carolinas topped the country’s list of largest weekly increases.  South Carolina saw a seven-cent increase.  The average in the Palmetto State stood Monday at $2.11.  The pipeline issues also caused Georgia to make what AAA called an unusual showing on […]

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Oconee schools see bright spots in AP scores

Oconee School District calls attention to bright spots from the recently released AP, Advanced Placement scores.  AP classes are considered the most difficult classes available to high school students.  “We were especially glad to see an increase in number of AP tests given,” said Dr. Michael Thorsland, district superintendent. “This shows us the level of potential present in our students.  […]

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Five named to board that never meets

  After a closed door meeting, Seneca leaders named five people to a regulatory board which rarely, if ever, has met.  City Attorney Michael Smith says the board of the Construction Maintenance and Aesthetics Board of Adjustment is in place to hear appeals involving decisions by the city’s building code department.  Appointed to the board were David Gulley, Brad Lecroy, […]

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Westminster economic development meeting

An economic development meeting takes places at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Westminster Fire Department.  Everyone interested in seeing a better Westminster is invited.  City Councilwoman Susan Ramey says Mayor Brian Ramey needs help with a project that he is working on.  Another topic for tomorrow night’s meeting is the Freedom of Information Act.

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Fire destroys chicken house

Fire during the midnight hour south of Seneca destroyed a poultry house.  There was no immediate word this morning whether there were any chickens inside the building.  The fire occurred on SC 24 near 59, inside the fire protection district of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.

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Mayor: “This is an accomplishment”

Seneca has achieved an improved rating for its fire protection district.  At City Hall last night, city administrator Greg Dietterick announced that after an evaluation the I-S-O—the Insurance Services Office—had dropped the city’s rating from a 3 to 2.  The lower the rating the greater the potential for insurance companies to lower the premiums of their policyholders.  At the meeting, […]

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Oconee hospital welcomes Epic on Saturday

Saturday, the first of October, Oconee Memorial Hospital transitions to a new electronic record and billing system.  The system called Epic, has been implemented at other Greenville Health System hospitals and physician offices, is aimed at allowing the providers to more efficiently care for patients by operating on one electronic medical record system.  Epic is to make it possible for […]

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Home burglary near Seneca leads to arrest

A 20-year old man has been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with a four-month old home burglary near Seneca.  The man arrested, Harold Arnold Thurston III (right), was located in jail in Stephens County, Georgia.  Two addresses are given for Thurston, in Belton, South Carolina and Lavonia, Georgia.  On May 30 an Oconee deputy investigated a Snow Creek Road […]

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