Party headquarters to open for the November elections

Oconee Republican Party will open its General Election campaign headquarters September 1 in downtown Seneca.  From 11:30 to 12:30 on that Thursday the county Republicans will open their headquarters at 116 N. Townville Street–across the street from Democratic headquarters.  Bill Jerome, party vice chairman, says Congressman Jeff Duncan, a candidate for re-election, will be present and it’s hoped, he said, […]

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“C” Fund help to be sought for Palmetto Trail

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards says his city will ask the county’s state “C” Fund Committee for financial assistance in making the Walhalla’s part of the Palmetto Trail extension a reality.  The Palmetto Conservation announced plans last summer to eventually extend the Upstate terminus of the trail from Oconee State Park into the city of Walhalla.  City leaders and the chamber […]

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Siren test this morning

The 65 sirens within ten miles of the Oconee Nuclear Plant are to be tested this morning. The new wrinkle to this test is that new software has been installed.  But like usual the sirens are to sound for about three minutes beginning at 11:50.  Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate.  In an emergency, sirens are sounded as […]

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Cruising is legal in Westminster

Soon there will be signs in Westminster, reminding people that cruising—or cutting town—is legal.  In fact what critics claim is an aimless activity that wastes gasoline will now actually be encouraged to bring young people and others to the city.  Councilwoman Susan Ramey and Westminster resident Zack Sharpe promoted cruising during last night’s council meeting.  “It can be a good […]

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Clemson’s freshman class exceeds 5,000

Clemson University’s new students include 5,100 freshmen and transfers from 46 states and two territories, as well as 40 nations.  President James Clements gave figures yesterday during the university’s convocation, before the start of classes today. “We are continuing to focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse student population, and we are making progress in that area. For example, the […]

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Momentum builds for skateboard park

Jason Dean is 43 years old, but he still loves skateboarding.  Dean told the Westminster City Council that skateboarding is an enjoyable recreation activity not only for him, but for younger members of his family.  And he urged the mayor and council last night to push forward with an effort to establish a city-operated skateboard park to be finaanced in […]

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Agreement to settle sewer differences

After a closed-door session, the Oconee County Council reached agreement to end years of squabbling with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The county will now pay the sewer authority $1.9 million dollars.  That’s around three years worth of $610 thousand dollars of payments that the county held back as part of a dispute over a previous inter-government agreement that required […]

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Westminster to cancel new software deal

Westminster expects to save $100 thousand dollars by canceling a new software deal, but one council member is not happy.  After hearing that financial losses are projected for both general and utility accounts for the year ended June 30, the city council voted 4 to 2 last night to pull out of its contract for Harris Smart Fusion software update […]

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Company president/CEO promises more to come

An investment of more than $20.5 million dollars and 87 new jobs may be only the start for what the first tenants are going to bring to the Oconee Industry and Technology Park on SC 11.  Yesterday’s symbolic groundbreaking for a large building that will house two manufacturers took on an even greater celebratory tone when the company president/CEO said […]

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Freddie Mae Kelley Harbin

Seneca, SC— Freddie Mae Kelley Harbin, 71, wife of the late J. C. Harbin, passed away, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, […]

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