Seneca welcomes grant and seeks loan

July 31, 2013

Seneca’s elected leaders took actions last night to welcome an outside grant that’s going to help the city facilitate its move to electric-powered passenger buses. In their special meeting, the mayor and council also agreed to seek a $13 million state loan to pay for utility system improvements. Mayor Alexander and City Administrator Dietterick have…

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Near 100-year old church may make additions

July 31, 2013

Walhalla’s near 100-year old Catholic Church may add a meeting room and a replacement bathroom. The city Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a special exception to the zoning law that permits St. Francis Catholic Church to make the additions to the back corner of the church fronting W. Mauldin Street. Property setback requirement…

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Downed tree blocks road

July 31, 2013

A fallen tree is blocking Jocassee Lake Road near Salem, in the vicinity of Shack Hollow Road. Oconee County Dispatch has sent a number of resources to handle that situation and return the rural road to normal travel.

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Governor to visit Oconee

July 30, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley plans to be in Seneca next week for a ceremonial signing of the bill named for the deceased child of a Clemson couple. City of Seneca sources tell us that the Gignilliat Community Center has been booked for the Governor between 2 and 4 p-m Wednesday, August 7. There, she’s to draw…

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Talk of wholesale hikes for another day!

July 30, 2013

At least for now, Pioneer Rural Water has avoided a fourth straight year of retail rate increases. But its chairman, Jerry Barlow, said today the day will come for the board to consider what impact new wholesale supplier increases will have on the district’s budget projections in 2013-14. Both Seneca and Westminster raised their wholesale…

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Office building begun at ONS

July 30, 2013

A contractor has begun work on a multi-story office building within the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station. It’s a project that the county’s recently-issued builder’s permit values at $16.2 million. B-J Gatten at the World of Energy says though the building will rise five stories, it won’t be nearly as high as other buildings,…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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