Seneca’s buses to get the once over

“A third party” intends to inspect Seneca’s four sidelined electric-powered buses, and the city’s Ed Halbig is hopeful that the results of the inspection will put them on the road toward the start of service. The inspection is to be conducted Monday at Proterra, the manufacturer’s headquarters in Greenville. And Halbig, Seneca’s director of planning and community development, says he’ll […]

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An appeal denied, a variance granted

At Seneca City Hall, a variance to the zoning law was approved. In another case, an appeal was denied. The Board of Zoning Appeals heard comment from the audience, then made its rulings—both of which were 3-0 votes. A Central couple, Phyllis and Marshall Buchanan, were denied permission to place a mobile home for rent in a residential-15 zone at […]

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Injured driver airflighted

A pickup truck left highway 76 late yesterday afternoon in Long Creek and went down an embankment not far from the Long Creek General Store. The highway patrol reports the driver, Long Creek resident Sonja Hudgens, was flown by helicopter to a Greenville hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Next step? A letter of intent

Officials of both Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health Systems are focusing their vision on a letter of intent toward the much talked about potential alliance between the two health care organizations. The task force of representatives from both sides met yesterday in Greenville and discussed what comes next. They also talked about a consulting firm’s report, now being finalized, […]

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Salem pleased at 1% commission’s vote

This week’s vote by the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission recommends two Salem area projects go on the ballot for this fall’s referendum, and one town official describes Salem leaders as very pleased. Pleased even though that in one of the projects, the commission lumped a new library which, until Monday’s meeting, had been grouped with all other library […]

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Motor graders humming

Dirt is being moved today in Walhalla to prepare the site to build the new Oconee jail. County motor graders were moving dirt this morning on the property between the cemetery and the Law Enforcement Center. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a guaranteed maximum price for the project is to be presented during the April 1 meeting of Oconee County Council. […]

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The Week of the Young Child

Pickens County United Way takes part next month in “The Week of the Young Child” by focusing public attention on the needs of children, their families and the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The Clemson community is being asked to collect books for children ages birth to 3 during the week of April 6-12. The book […]

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Third term for Duncan?

The Third District congressman will be a candidate for re-election this year in South Carolina. Jeff Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, is completing a second term and he wants to make it a third term. Duncan today expressed dissatisfaction with the economic recovery and he wants to be able to do more work toward a better turn around. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Copper theft UPDATE

 Deputies and investigators are investigating a major copper theft at the construction site for the new Walhalla High, on SC 11 in Picket Post community. The crime occurred sometime between 6 p-m yesterday and 6 this morning. Targeted were storage trailers and their copper wire and tubing. Though no dollar amount was immediately available, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the take […]

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