Walhalla/Westminster Pass City Budgets


The city councils of both Westminster and Walhalla gave final approval to the cities’s 2016-2017 budgets this week, with neither city’s spending plan including a tax increase. Westminster residents, however, will have an opportunity under the city’s 2016-2017 budget to cut their electric power rate by 5 percent. The Walhalla city budget for general operations includes neither a tax hike nor an […]

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Police say woman stole IDs of local residents

An Upstate woman stole the identities of numerous Oconee County residents, and others in South Carolina, according to police. Seneca police went to the Bank of America on May 26 to investigate a forged personal check given to a teller. They were able to make contact with Christie Smith, alias Christie Leann Manley. Police say Manley had, on her person, credit […]

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Council Passes County Operation Budget


The Oconee County Council on Tuesday by a vote of 3-2 passed, on its third reading, the 2016-2017 county operations budget without the 1.5 mill hike in the property tax rate that had passed a previous vote. Council members Joel Thrift and Reg Dexter cast the dissenting votes. The $44.3 million operations budget will go into effect July 1. Before the final vote, […]

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Body is that of missing NC man

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a body found Friday in Mountain Rest is that of a missing man from North Carolina. Fifty-seven year old Jeffrey Scott Turner, of Canton, was reported missing last weekend by his family in Haywood County. Addis says the man’s body was discovered at around 10:40 AM on Friday off “Blue Trail” near Big Bend […]

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More snow forecast for Friday evening

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM Saturday The latest forecast models indicate a gradual transition to all snow tonight for the Golden Corner with an additional 2-4 inches of snow and an additional .01″-.02″ of ice accumulation. Travel is discouraged for the coverage area. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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UPDATED @ 4:25 PM (1/22) BorgWarner of Seneca – CLOSED, except for critical operations in Shipping and Maintenance (will resume at 3 PM Saturday) Friends of the Library Book Sale for Saturday – POSTPONED until Feb. 11 Greenfield Industries – NO SECOND SHIFT ITech South – CLOSED (will reopen at 10 am Saturday) ITron – CLOSED for 2nd and 3rd shift Keowee […]

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Tuesday (12/15) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL (BOYS): Seneca downed Abbeville 84-79 on Monday. The Bobcats are now 3-0 on the season. HS BASKETBALL (GIRLS): Seneca defeated Abbeville 60-25 on Monday. Jess Sparks led all scorers with 18 points. RECRUITING: Two big recruiting commitments for the Clemson Tiger football team on Monday. Standout defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence announced he is going to be a Tiger. And, 2017 […]

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Monday (12/14) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL: Seneca’s Varsity Basketball teams have a home double-header Monday night starting with the Lady Cats at 6 PM, hosting the Abbeville Panthers in this region warm-up game.  Gates will open at 5:15 PM. The boys game will follow. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Alabama forward Shannon Hale stole an inbounds pass and slammed it home with 25 seconds remaining to lift the Crimson […]

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Friday (12/11) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL (BOYS): West-Oak defeated Liberty 51-41 Thursday night. Connor Smith dropped in 22 points for the Warriors. HS BASKETBALL (GIRLS): West-Oak girls took a 57-33 win over the Red Devils. Kennedy Burton led all scorers with 17 points. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The Palmetto State was in the spotlight in Atlanta Thursday night at The college football awards show on ESPN. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson […]

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Thursday (12/10) SportsBreak

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Clemson’s Deshaun Watson leads the 2015 All-ACC Football Team, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches. Joining Watson on the first team from Clemson are WR Artavis Scott, TE Jordan Leggett, G Eric Mac Lain, and RB Wayne Gallman. Watson was named both Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. Head Coach Dabo Swinney is […]

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