Bailes to the sideline, Rukat to qualify

  In the midst of the nation’s two weeks of political conventions, there are political developments at the local level.  After two terms, Walhalla’s Rosemary Bailes is headed to the sidelines and will not offer for a third term on the Oconee School Board. This is the eve for the start of candidate qualifying in Oconee for three seats on […]

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Pickens County claims no financial irregularities

Pickens County maintains there are no financial irregularities involving the county museum.  The county responded today to a media report that the state police have an inquiry pending into the finances of the museum.  The county’s news release, in part, reads, “We were contacted by SLED last month, and we provided them with all information they requested.  We also referred […]

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Job help workshop for those 50 and older

If you are 50 year of age or older and need job help, Tri-County Technical College wants to assist you.  The following workshop takes place next week “FREE BACK TO WORK 50+ Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers.  It will be held at the Anderson Workforce Center from 2-4 pm Thursday, August 4.  Offered at no charge, this workshop will inform […]

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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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