Concrete poured this week at Seneca work site

Thirty truckloads of concrete were poured this week at the construction site at the Seneca Water Treatment Plant. It’s a multi-million dollar upgrade that is proceeding well, according to Bob Faires, Light and Water superintendent. The Harper Corporation of Greenville is the general contractor for the work. Faires predicts the work will finish earlier than next year’s contract end date.

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Partial road closures start today

More than 1,300 athletes from across the country are in the Clemson area today and tomorrow for national championship competition in the USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club. The main venue is Campus Beach, but the run route will follow highway 93 into Oconee. The bike route takes place at 93 and 123. Racing is scheduled to start at 9 this morning […]

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Seneca contractor assessed penalty

A state agency has determined the penalty against a contractor involved in a construction project fatal accident last year in Seneca. A worker on the job, Charles Keeler of Liberty, died nine days after a November accident at the city’s water plant involving a scissors lift, a motorized piece of equipment. The state’s office of Occupational Safety and Health proposes […]

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Dorothy Davis Phillips

Dorothy Davis Phillips of 400 E. Springwood Dr., Seneca, died Wednesday at her home,  She was the widow of Horace Crisp Phillips.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday at Calvary hurch of God; the burial follows in the church cemetery.  The familiy receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are their homes. […]

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Easley woman stands trial in Oconee

An Easley woman went on trial today in Oconee County, charged with burglary and drug possession at an unoccupied house on a winter’s morning two years ago near Seneca. Against the charge of burglary first degree and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Teresa Annette Davis is being defended by two lawyers from the Oconee Public Defender’s Office. The jury […]

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Next AARP safe driver course May 22

  All drivers, no matter their skills behind the wheel, probably can benefit from a new Smart Driver course offered by the AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. It is designed especially for senior adults, but can benefit drivers of any age. The next course in our area will be Friday, May 22. Safe driving can save you money. […]

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A job offer from the school system

If you need a job, Oconee public schools hopes you will consider taking on the important responsibility of ensuring the school children are transported safely and on time to and from school each day. The school district needs bus drivers to work the remaining weeks of this school year, as well as to start work in August for the 2015-16 […]

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Patience a virtue, when it comes to Michelin

When it comes to whether a major tire maker will build a distribution center in a rural area of Oconee, patience is a virtue. And it’s a virtue that Richard Blackwell, the county’s chief economic development recruiter, has adopted in the waiting game for the Michelin Corporation’s decision on whether it expands to Golden Corner Commerce Park on highway 59. […]

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Your chance to be in a video

Seneca needs 20 people to volunteer to be seen in a video to be made today aboard one of the city’s electric buses.  If you are interested, report between 9 and noon today to the electric transit facility at 320 Shiloh Road.  The video will last three minutes.  The city was recently notified that its electric bus system is to […]

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