Downtown building-for-sale sign disappears

The for sale sign has been removed from the former Hometown Store in downtown Seneca, and a realtor has confirmed a contract to sell the property is scheduled to close within a few weeks.  What the future might hold for the building and property that served as Seneca’s last downtown grocery store has been speculated.  Realtor John Adams says, for […]

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Federal help suggested for Westminster

When it comes to Westminster’s electric power arrangements, the county councilman for that city would like to re-energize an old idea.  After last night’s meeting, Councilman Joel Thrift said 15 years ago he looked into the possibility of federal help to relieve the city of its financial obligations with PMPA, its wholesale supplier.  But it was an idea that went […]

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Late night crash injuries two in Crossroads

Two people have been hurt in a late night car accident in the rural southern Oconee community of Crossroads and they were sent eventually to be treated at a Greenville hospital.  Information received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS indicates a mother and a daughter from Belton were in a van that left the vicinity of Hunt Road at a T-intersection and crashed […]

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South Carolina under threat from tropical storm

The potential for tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast could mean heavy rain that causes coastal and flash flooding and wind.  There is also the danger of deadly rip tides as the storm continues to track up the coast, and the Red Cross urges those in the path to get ready. “With South Carolina being threatened by tropical […]

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Judge rules in property dispute involving Friendship Fire

In a case brought to court by Oconee’s Friendship Volunteer Fire Department, a judge has issued an order. The 10th circuit’s master-in-equity, Steven Kirven, ruled this month in a dispute over the rightful owner of 1.73 acres across from the fire station.  Kirven ruled invalid a purported contract between defendants Chris Christian and R&M Investments of Oconee.  Kirven directed Christian […]

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Clemson housing survey in spring 2017

The Census Bureau next spring will conduct a housing survey in the Clemson area, and the city says the results of this survey will eventually help both long and short-range city planning.  The results are to be made available late next year or early 2018.  The next U-S census takes place in 2020.  To those asked to be surveyed, Clemson […]

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Time needed before Westminster relief from power costs

  A consultant for Westminster preached patience during a presentation and said time will be needed before conservation measures bring down the city’s electric power costs.  Ted Orrel’s audience last night included the mayor and council, but also several citizens concerned about the economic impact on both the city and its retail customers.  Part of the solution recommended by Orrel’s […]

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Kathryn Kirby

Seneca – Kathryn Mason Kirby, 89, widower of the late Albert Davis Kirby, 301 Meadowbrook Drive, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Entombment will follow.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at […]

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Donnie Eugene Gossett

Walhalla, SC— Donnie Eugene Gossett, 63, husband of Sharon Smith Gossett and of the late Diane Kaye Gossett, of 309 Forest Acres Circle, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 2, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at 2:00 PM, Friday, at M.J. […]

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