Mayor’s portrait unveiled

A portrait of the late Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy has been unveiled, as the first of a series of oil portraits to be commissioned of each of that city’s former mayors. Abernathy’s was unveiled Friday at the Clemson Area Transit facility. Public transit was a dream of Abernathy’s, and the background of portrait depicts a “CAT” bus. An artist originally […]

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Seneca votes today!

Seneca voters have a date at the polls today. The field of city council candidates this year is evenly divided between incumbents and challengers. The eight candidates seek four seats on the city council. Voting takes place at the Shaver Recreation Center from 7 a-m to 7 p-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Five heating and air units stolen

Five heating and air units were stolen from New Haven Medical Services on Nelson Lane near Seneca, and the public’s help is being requested to solve this crime. The crime scene is the former location of Gold’s Gym. The value of the heating and air conditioning units taken is reported around $30 thousand. Anyone with information about the case should […]

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Sprouse is Sole Candidate

As the noon hour closed today, only one candidate had filed to succeed the retiring Judge Alex Macaulay of West Union. Seneca Attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate who has filed with the State Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The deadline to file was Noon Monday, and Sprouse was the only candidate to file for the 10th Judicial Circuit, Seat […]

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Pendleton Students Take Honors in Art Contest

A Pendleton Elementary school student took top honors in the K-3 category in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources “Reel Art” contest. Justin Whitfield, a student of Steve Johnson at Pendleton Elementary took first place in that category.  Another Pendleton Elementary Student, Tydarius Merriweather, received honorable mention in the 4th through 6th grade categories. The overall winner of the […]

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Driver Suspension Amnesty Week

This week, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct it’s Driver Suspension Eligibility week. March 10 through 14, DMV offices across the upstate will offer assistance to those South Carolinians who have lost their driving privileges. During Driver Suspension eligibility Week, residents may get assistance to reduce or clear the remaining time of suspension.   The program will […]

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Makeup date for the candidates

A make-up date and new location have been arranged for a couple of Oconee political candidates. The next Limited Government for Oconee meeting will be 5:30 p-m Wednesday, March 12 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. A spokeswoman for the organization said, “Both candidates, Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet who are running for County Council District 3 seat have graciously agreed […]

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Moonshine rap pinned on 21-year old

A 21-year old Oconeean turned himself over this morning to law enforcement authorities and faces charges from yesterday’s moonshine liquor bust near Westminster. The Sheriff’s Office has announced two charges against Colby Edward Watts: possession of a distillery for the purpose of manufacturing alcoholic liquors and possession of materials used in the manufacture of alcoholic liquors. He has been released […]

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1% public comment meeting scheduled

Oconeeans in favor or against projects to benefit from a potential penny sales tax get the chance next week to sound off in front of a panel. That panel, the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, is approaching a deadline to recommend which of 10 requests are voted on during this November’s referendum. A two-hour meeting is planned Thursday, March […]

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Devoe to bring New Orleans to Walhalla

A soprano schooled in voice training in New Orleans returns to Walhalla to give a performance in opera and jazz. She’s Catie Devoe, a former Walhalla High student who is to graduate this spring from Loyola University. Devoe’s performance is planned 8 o’clock Friday night, June 13 at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, and tickets will be available. At Walhalla, Devoe was […]

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