What’s the solution to sign blight?

Does anyone have a solution to sign blight?  Like heavy traffic areas nationwide, rights-of-way in Seneca are home to signs of all kinds–too many for motorists to read and drive safely.  A man who lived in Seneca years ago said he thought the city could cut down on some of its free-standing signs on 123 at the East End intersection […]

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Temporary phone numbers for the new jail

The new Oconee Detention Center has opened with temporary telephone numbers.  Until the old lines can be transferred, until further notice, here’s the number to call:  864/638-2497.  In the case of emergency situations, you can also dial the E-911/Communications call center at 864/638-4111 and dispatchers can transfer the call or make contact. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Part of Clemson’s College Avenue closed this week

Both lanes on parts of Clemson’s College Avenue are closed through Friday for construction work.  The affected parts of College Avenue are the blocks between Keith Street and Edgewood Avenue. Delays are predicted. Large trucks and buses will be allowed to pass through the construction zone, but other traffic will be diverted onto Sloan Street, Keith Street, and Edgewood Avenue. […]

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Road work near Pendleton

Road work resumes tomorrow on U-S 76 from Pickens County in the direction of Pendleton.  Men and equipment will be working in a lane closure patching the road. Motorists are asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment.  If possible, take alternate routes. Use caution and slow speed when traveling through the work zone.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Abandoned house burns in Seneca

Fire broke out at the end of a Seneca road.  The fire department today will check with City Hall for records to help determine the owner of the abandoned wooden house at the end of Scotland Road.  Walkers on the track of the Shaver Recreation Complex saw smoke late yesterday morning and alerted authorities.  Chief Jan Oliver of the Seneca […]

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Seneca attempts to finalize contract

The events coordinator said this afternoon that Seneca is trying to finalize a contract with the Temptations to secure the famed Motown group as the featured act for Seneca Fest on Memorial Day weekend.  Seneca has offered the group $30 thousand for a one-night performance on the grounds at the Gignilliat Community Center.  Riley Johnson, the events coordinator, said there […]

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New Oconee jail opens for business!

Front - Oconee County Detention Center

The new Oconee Detention Center, built at a guaranteed price of $16.2 million, went into operation today—about eight months after Sheriff Mike Crenshaw had hoped.  Grading operations for the new jail began in the spring of 2014.  Inmates were moved from the old jail and are now housed in the new one.  Crenshaw has given a faith-based group the go […]

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Fewer teacher graduating, more teachers leaving

  An analysis by a pro-teacher group in Rock Hill raises the question of whether there are going to be adequate numbers of teachers to educate the young.  The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement finds that fewer teachers are graduating and more teachers are leaving.  It sees a widening gap between teacher supply and teacher demand.  And Kim […]

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Clemson part of Google college expeditions virtual reality

Clemson University is one of the featured participants in Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program.  First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday unveiled the virtual reality project that is to enable children in schools across the world to visit colleges and universities without stepping foot on the campuses.  Clemson is the first university in South Carolina invited to participate.  The virtual reality experience can […]

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Judge orders gambling machines destroyed

Magistrate Blake Norton ruled this month that three video game machines in Seneca meet the state’s definition of gambling machines and, pending an appeal period, has ordered their destruction.  The machines were seized by the state Law Enforcement Division January 12 at Seneca Lanes on the 123 By-Pass and brought to the magistrate’s office in Walhalla for his examination.  The […]

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