Seneca to rejoin Oconee Economic Alliance

Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander’s appearances at recent business forums sponsored by the Oconee Economic Alliance are a precursor to a mending of the fences between city and the county organization. At a special meeting last night, Seneca City Council voted to re-join the public-private partnership that works to better the entire county. Three years ago, Seneca chose to not renew […]

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Seneca spending to exceed $41 million

No property tax increase is planned by Seneca during the next year. But its sewer customers are to pay five percent more to help Seneca pay for the replacement of six outdated lift stations. City Administrator Greg Dietterick said it’s important for the old lift stations to be replaced for sanitary and workers safety. The mayor and council last night […]

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Oconee tax increase proposed

Impending expenses, including the cost of a Tri-County Tech campus in Oconee County, are prompting a county councilman to suggest a one or two tax mill increase for the new county budget. Joel Thrift made the suggestion last night, but he immediately ran into opposition from Wayne McCall, the chairman. McCall called the idea of a tax increase ludicrous and […]

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Florence Hilley

Florence Marie Hilley, 79, of 101 Carson Road., Seneca died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  She was the wife of William Allen Hilley.  Graveside service will be 4 p-m Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens. In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the GMH Hospice of the Foothlls:  Attn:  Foundation Office, 298, Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC  29672 or […]

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Tammy Wood Edge

Tammy Wood Edge, 55, of 205 Ashley Drive, Walhalla died Saturday at the home of her mother.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Thursday at the chapel of the Davenport Funeral Home with visitiation to follow the service.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Walhalla Churcfh of God, PO Box 75, Walhalla, SC  29691 […]

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Fred Ezekial Rowland

Fred Ezekial Rowland, 81, of 321 W. Bryant Road, West Union died Monday at his home.  He was the husband of Barbara Jean Winkler Rowland.  The funeral will be at 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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Oconeean charged with impersonating policewoman

A 43-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer. An announcement by the Sheriff’s Office states that Clara Irene Williams of the Sunset Shores home development was arrested and charged Friday afternoon after an incident at the Oconee County Chau Ram Park near Westminster. A park ranger attempted to write a trespass notice […]

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Drone belonged to private individual

The appearance of a drone above the concert crowd at Seneca Fest Saturday night prompted a lot of questions, but the police had nothing to do with that unmanned aerial vehicle. In fact, according to Chief John Covington, the Seneca Police Department doesn’t have a drone. “We did receive several inquiries about it during the event and have determined that […]

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Two Oconee Democrats to attend Clinton event

Two Oconee County Democrats head to Columbia tomorrow for an event to mark Hillary Clinton’s first South Carolina campaign appearance. Rosellen Aleguire and Barbara Jo Mullis will attend the Third Annual Day in Blue, arranged by the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council and the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus.

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