Seneca FFA students to compete in national convention

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At this fall’s 89th National FFA convention in Indiana, seven Seneca students will compete in an agri-science fair.  Looking forward to the science and technology competition in agriculture are (Left to Right in picture) Madison Towe, Bailey Worley, Caroline Crowe, Grace Powell, Trey Hawk, Alexis Le, and Riley Hard.  At the SC State Agri-science Fair in June, the Seneca FFA […]

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Warning: there are scammers out there

Scammers whose intent is to deprive you of your money continue to be a problem for Oconee County residents.  The Sheriff’s Office has been hearing about scams that include threats of arrest by telephone callers who pose as agents of the IRS.  Other scammers dial businesses and claim they are representing Duke Energy.  Their tact is to claim that because […]

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Backpack giveaway tomorrow at Seneca school

  Tajh Boyd and members of his foundation will distribute backpacks and other school supplies at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School.  The focus of the foundation of the former Clemson quarterback is to equip at-risk students with tools to succeed.  The mission statement of the foundation is “Empowering and enabling youth in South Carolina to […]

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21-year old is a school trustee candidate

Patrick James of the Clearmont Community is shouldering a lot for a 21-year old.  He’s newly-married and has started working in the insurance business.  James is also giving politics a try.  Today he explained his candidacy for a seat on the Oconee School Board, saying he’s against liberal agendas that push what he says are immoral laws.  James says he […]

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Westminster metering project budget overrun

The first month city administrator in Westminster will make a financial report Tuesday night to the city council.  And, to prepare for that report, Chris Carter walked into the office of the clerk-treasurer for a meeting with the city’s accountant.  Speaking to reporters this morning, Carter also said the water metering part of a conservation and cost-saving program ran over […]

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Achievement award topped Seneca meeting agenda

A City Hall presentation of an achievement award topped last night’s agenda for the Seneca City Council.  At the start of the meeting, the award was presented by Jeff Shacker, representing the South Carolina Municipal Association.  The statewide group regards Seneca’s finished water plant project as enhancing public safety–especially to the residential area fronting the plant on the Normandy Shores […]

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Advent of charter school means no new library branch

The takeover by a charter school of the former middle and high school building in Salem eliminates the possibility that the Oconee Public Library will move its Salem branch from the Town Hall building to the school location.  Phil Cheney, director of Oconee libraries, made that announcement as he spoke last evening to a committee of the Oconee County Council. […]

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Next library “a technology and growth center”

Seneca’s eventual replacement library, in the view of County Council Chairman Paul Cain, likely shouldn’t be called a library at all.  Rather, he suggests, a technology and growth center.  Cain, Seneca’s representative to the county governing authority, envisions something quite unlike a traditional library.  He foresees the need for a place for people to come to take advantage of learning […]

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Timetable for the Bountyland fire station

  Members of Oconee County Council were told last night that the current hope is to start construction of a Bountyland fire substation in six months.  That substation, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, would be built on an alternate piece of property.  Moulder told the council’s real estate committee that a parcel of property adjoining the Quick Jobs Center […]

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Gauging interest in the former Oakway school

Before Oconee County would acquire the former Oakway school, a council committee would like to see firm commitments from those interested in using parts of the building and the grounds.  There has been a variety of interest already expressed but, so far, County Administator Scott Moulder said he has received no specific requests.  Moulder last night gave members of the […]

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