City leaders meet tonight

The regular July meeting of the Seneca City Council takes place at 6 tonight at City Hall. West Union leaders will see action, also.  At their council meeting at 6 at the Town Hall, West Union Council is scheduled to take final reading on an ordinance addressing bicycles on sidewalks. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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K-9 takes turn for the worse

Westminster officials say the condition of their injured K-9 has taken a turn for the worse.  “Dexter” underwent surgery after being hit by a car when he bolted from his pen, scared by the sound of fireworks July 4.  A fund has been set up to help pay the K-9’s medical expenses.   Those wanting to donate can send their donation […]

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School meal prices headed up

A vote by Oconee school trustees to raise the cost of a meal is expected during tonight’s regular meeting of board of trustees.  The district administration recommends a 10-cent increase to comply with requirements of the U-S Department of Agriculture.  The increase, to be effective with the start of the next school year in August, would raise the cost of […]

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Moderate drought declared for Oconee County

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The S.C. Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status late last week for 32 South Carolina counties.  Twenty eight counties were upgraded to the first level of drought, “incipient,” and four counties, among them Oconee, were upgraded to “moderate,” the second level of drought. Beaufort and Jasper, and counties in the Pee Dee Region remain in “normal,” or non-drought condition. […]

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New Spring pastor removed

Upheaval at the Anderson-based New Spring Church.  The senior pastor, Perry Noble, is out, as church members officially learned during their services yesterday.  Announcement was made that Clayton King of the Crossroads Worldwide Ministry will fill in.  Executive pastor Shane Duffey is quoted as saying Noble “had made unfortunate choices and decisions that have caused much concern  among board members.  […]

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“Finish the Trail” funding for Oconee and Pickens

Two new sections of the Palmetto Trail in the Upstate are recommended for funding through the Recreational Trails Program. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) announced two construction projects in Oconee and Pickens Counties are part of its “Finish the Trail” campaign. SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism administers the state’s Recreational Trails Program for the Federal Highway Administration. RTP […]

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Tractor-trailer truck fire near I-85

At mid day, a tractor-trailer truck sits on an off-ramp on I-85 in Oconee County awaiting a tow truck, having been disabled by fire.  Battalion Chief Ryan Eubanks of county Emergency Services says overheated brakes caused a tire fire on a truck hauling roofing supplies north from Atlanta.  The scene was an off-ramp at Exit 4.  No one was hurt. […]

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Lance S. Young installed as Rotary District Governor

The Rotary clubs in Seneca, Fair Play and Westminster will get a visit next week by Lance Young, the Rotary District 7750 Governor.  On July 1, retired Air Force Colonel Young was installed into his new role.  There are 53 Clubs in District 7750, comprised of approximately 2700 Rotarians, from the 19 western counties of South Carolina, plus a portion […]

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Senecan new leader of SC Academy of Family Physicians

A family physician from Seneca, Dr. Ed Evans, has assumed the role of president of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP). His installation as president was held during academy events last month on Hilton Head Island. Evans was elected president-elect in June 2015 by the general membership.  The academy represents 1,820 family physicians and medical students statewide. In […]

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