Accessing Chattooga’s upper segment

The Forest Service announced an early opportunity this week for the public to preview notices of draft decisions on recreation access to the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Legal ads that are to be published next week are part of the federal agency’s efforts to implement 2012 decisions to allow boating on the river’s upper sections. […]

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New tenant for the Seneca Commerce Center

A new tenant has been announced for the Seneca Commerce Center, the former Pro Pex plant. According to the city of Seneca, BorgWarner has agreed to lease about 100 thousand square feet within the building. Besides BorgWarner, other tenants of the building are Johnson Controls, Altera Polymers, and the Seneca Electric Bus Division, featuring buses made by Proterra. Seneca bought […]

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Rural Infastructure grant OK’d for Westminster

Westminster is among city and county governments across that will share in $14 million worth of grants for 44 water and sewer projects in 28 counties across the state. The South Carolina Department of Commerce yesterday announced a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant of $242,766 for a Westminster water line upgrade. Most of the funding awarded statewide will be used to […]

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When is loud too loud?

Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain suggested last night the county’s noise control law may be too strong, considering the county’s effort to grow its tourism and recreation offerings. Cain would like to see a re-evaluation of the law as it pertains to just how loud an outdoor concert can get before the strong arm of the law reaches in. He […]

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John Christopher Ivester, Jr.

John Christopher Ivester, Jr., 79, of 211 Lakeside Drive, Walhalla died Tuesday at Emory University Hospital. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at the home of his son, Chris Ivester, 2061 Pickens Highway, West Union, SC  29696.  A private memorial service will be held later.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the GA […]

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Harold Gene Pressley

Harold Gene Pressley, 81, of 291 Country Road 574, Centre, Alabama died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Linda Smith Pressley.  Graveside services will be 4 p-m Thursday at Courtenay Memorial Gardens, Seneca.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s […]

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Calvin Alexander Nixon

Calvin Alexander Nixon, 88, of Seneca died Saturday at Regency Hospital in Greenville.  He was the widower of Edna Branch Cyrenius Nixon. The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Seneca Presbyterian Church; with entobment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m prior to the service at Seneca Presbyterian Church.  In place of […]

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Polly Elease Orr

Polly Elease Orr, 76, of 246 Dickard Road, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Dandy Smith.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.

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Is it time for an Oconee community relations council?

The state agency whose mission includes efforts to promote harmony, understanding and mutual respect among all South Carolinians believes that the discord between some police departments in the country with minority members of their communities demonstrates a need for people of all backgrounds to sit down together to talk about problems. And that’s why Saundra Ligon, representing the South Carolina […]

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