Seneca to build storage building

Seneca has agreed that an equipment storage building is needed at the city’s Shaver Recreation Complex.  After an executive session, the council approved a Stuart Pohl motion to spend up to $25 thousand on the project.  The city’s Robert Byrd says a 40 X 60 “pull barn” will allow the recreation department to store its lawnmowers and related equipment.

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Time to mourn the loss of a police K9

A memorial service is set next week in Westminster to allow the public to pay its respects to the loss of the police department’s K9 dog “Dexter.”  Chief Dean Awalt announced yesterday a memorial service takes place at 7 o’clock Thursday night, August 4 at the West-Oak Middle School.  The dog died after being hit by an unknown vehicle near the […]

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Settlement reported at hand

  The Seneca city administrator says an agreement is near to end the combat between county government and the county’s largest municipalities.  At City Hall, Greg Dietterick reported last night that the representatives of the member cities of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority are ready to sign off on a settlement over the county’s refusal to live up to an […]

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Constituent to Alexander: “I want that tax!”

A constituent of Senator Thomas Alexander exchanged pleasantries with the lawmaker at Westminster today and then told him, “I want that tax.”  She spoke to him after a meeting of the Rotary Club and referred to the fact that while the state’s roads and bridges are crumbling, South Carolina has made no change to the gas tax paid at the […]

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Devastated Oconee farmers may apply

State Senator Thomas Alexander expects an announcement within a few days that Oconee County farmers will be made eligible to apply for financial assistance, if they lost 40% of their crops during the flooding period last year.  Oconee and the rest of the Upstate received a lot of rain in the fall, but nowhere near what the mid and low […]

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McArthur Thrasher

  Fair Play – McArthur Thrasher, 74, of 3044 Hwy 243, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel and entombment will follow.  The family will receive friends 4-6 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral […]

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A plea of guilt to embezzlement

A former clerk at the office of Walhalla Magistrate admitted her guilt today to the charge of embezzlement of public money and received a sentence that sends her to jail for 30 days.  The jail sentence goes to Constance Louise Weaver, accused of the embezzlement of public funds amounting to $2,315.50 over a nine-month period between 2014 and 2015.  Deputy […]

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Hotel likely to pay dividends

Bill Chiusano is confident that if the old Oconee Courthouse eventually is turned into a hotel, the Walhalla Civic Auditorium can help fill the rooms with guests.  Chiusano, auditorium executive director, is pleased to endorse the effort by developers Herb Witter and Tom Markovich to acquire the financing they’ll need to rehabilitate the old courthouse into a hotel.  One hurdle […]

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