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Seneca and West Union accidents

May 20, 2015

A car passenger was hurt this morning in an accident on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass. Capt. Robert Tribble of the police department said the accident occurred at 123 and Frontage Road and involved a Honda and a Subaru. At the time, according to Tribble, the driver of the Subaru was attempting a left from 123 onto…

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Accessing Chattooga’s upper segment

May 20, 2015

The Forest Service announced an early opportunity this week for the public to preview notices of draft decisions on recreation access to the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Legal ads that are to be published next week are part of the federal agency’s efforts to implement 2012 decisions to allow boating…

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New tenant for the Seneca Commerce Center

May 20, 2015

A new tenant has been announced for the Seneca Commerce Center, the former Pro Pex plant. According to the city of Seneca, BorgWarner has agreed to lease about 100 thousand square feet within the building. Besides BorgWarner, other tenants of the building are Johnson Controls, Altera Polymers, and the Seneca Electric Bus Division, featuring buses…

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Rural Infastructure grant OK’d for Westminster

May 20, 2015

Westminster is among city and county governments across that will share in $14 million worth of grants for 44 water and sewer projects in 28 counties across the state. The South Carolina Department of Commerce yesterday announced a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant of $242,766 for a Westminster water line upgrade. Most of the funding awarded…

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When is loud too loud?

May 20, 2015

Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain suggested last night the county’s noise control law may be too strong, considering the county’s effort to grow its tourism and recreation offerings. Cain would like to see a re-evaluation of the law as it pertains to just how loud an outdoor concert can get before the strong arm of…

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Is it time for an Oconee community relations council?

May 20, 2015

The state agency whose mission includes efforts to promote harmony, understanding and mutual respect among all South Carolinians believes that the discord between some police departments in the country with minority members of their communities demonstrates a need for people of all backgrounds to sit down together to talk about problems. And that’s why Saundra…

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Councilman changes tune about “CAT” buses

May 20, 2015

The Seneca area member of Oconee County Council concedes he has been a skeptic when it comes to the need to expand bus service to other parts of the county. But a ride on a “CAT” bus last week has convinced Paul Cain that the county should make a new effort to determine if there…

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Robber’s take recovered in woods behind bank

May 20, 2015

The man who robbed a bank near Seneca yesterday ran into the woods where the dye pack apparently exploded. And it was there that investigators found the money that the robber left behind. By early last night, Oconee sheriff’s officers were still looking for the man who held up Community First Bank at 123 and…

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Central accident takes teenager’s life

May 20, 2015

A 16-year old boy died in a car accident nearhis hometown of Central. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the accident that took the life of Matthew Christopher Robinson occurred at 3:20 yesterday afternoon on Brookbend Road. The highway patrol investigated the accident.

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UPDATE-Seneca Bank Robbery-PHOTO

May 19, 2015
UPDATE-Seneca Bank Robbery-PHOTO

The Oconee Sheriff’s Department has released a photo of the suspect in the Tuesday afternoon bank robbery at the Community First Bank office located at the intersection of Sheep Farm Road and Sandifer Blvd in Seneca. According to information from the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, surveillance cameras indicate the suspect was a white male wearing a…

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  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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