Seven companies respond

February 27, 2013

Seneca has received responses from seven companies in its project to convert a former school into a new home for utilities offices and warehousing. According to Bob Faires, utilities director, the seven have submitted RFQs—requests for qualifications. The task at hand is to re-adapt most of the former Kellett Elementary School on Seneca’s southside to…

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Deplorable cemetery conditions

February 27, 2013

The discovery of an Oconee County cemetery containing the remains of slaves and its deteriorating conditions has inspired a county resident to start an effort to pay greater respect to the departed. Paul Elston, representing the Clemson African-American Museum, asked Seneca City Council last night for its assistance in making every February a time of…

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Nothing scenic about Sheep Farm Road

February 27, 2013

Oconee’s Sheep Farm Road opens a rural landscape which could not previously be viewed from the window of a motor vehicle.  However,  the brand-new, five-lane highway won’t carry the distinction of a scenic highway and the rules such highways must adhere to. The county planning commission this week voted to recommend against a scenic highway…

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Takin’ it to the street!

February 27, 2013

For street events, such as Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley, patrons of permitted bars and restaurants may enjoy beer and wine at tables set up in Ramcat Alley. The question arises whether a patron, with a glass of liquor in his hand, may do the same. The Seneca city attorney is not sure. Though the…

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Time for a new Walhalla festival

February 26, 2013

From her perch on Walhalla’s N. Catherine Street, Maxie Duke has an idea for a new festival in the County Seat. A festival, she says, that can make a mark in ways similar to Walhalla’s Oktoberfest and Mayfest. The point she makes is that, thanks to groups of determined people, Walhalla about five years ago…

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As another cliff approaches….

February 26, 2013

The automatic spending cut sequestration is on the mind today of the Oconee County superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas is worried that spending cuts beginning Friday will impact what Oconee County spends for public education, beginning with the federal government’s next budget year starting this fall. Lucas is hoping for political compromise. Without, he…

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Calendar

  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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