Plans for new Seneca museum made official

February 7, 2014

An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum,…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Winter games begin in Sochi

February 7, 2014

Although some events were already held Thursday, the Sochi Winter Olympics officially open Friday with the opening ceremony, including the lighting of the Olympic flame and the parade of all the nations’ athletes. Although the ceremony is taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET, NBC won’t be airing it until Friday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.…

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

February 7, 2014

They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s…

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

February 7, 2014

Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We…

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Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

February 7, 2014

A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of…

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Library worker receives statewide honor

February 7, 2014

The volunteer administrator for the Oconee Public Library, Janice Lovingood, recently received the Administrator of the Year Award from the SC Association of Volunteer Administration. The award was given during a conference at Pawley’s Island. The statewide association works to promote volunteerism across the state. Lovingood is a member-at-large on the 2014 organization board and…

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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 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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