Young Tessa Backman: talent in the kitchen!

March 21, 2014
Young Tessa Backman:  talent in the kitchen!

Tessa Backman is a third grader at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, but she may have a future in the food service industry. Tessa won first place in a healthy recipe competition among Oconee elementary students. Her winning entry was “TLT Spinach Wrap.” The Future Chefs event, held at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School, was presented…

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Seneca High rated excellent

March 21, 2014
Seneca High rated excellent

 The Seneca High School Symphonic Band is said to sound as good as it has in years. Wednesday was a special day for the band. The state Band Directors Association hosted an event at Lexington High School The Seneca band, directed by Matthew Smith, received an overall rating of excellent—the second highest rating available. Seneca’s…

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Seneca’s buses to get the once over

March 21, 2014

“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…

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An appeal denied, a variance granted

March 21, 2014

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…

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Injured driver airflighted

March 21, 2014

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.

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Next step? A letter of intent

March 20, 2014

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…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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