Clemson planning viewing party for the eclipse

The total solar eclipse that will streak across the United States from coast to coast on Aug. 21 will pass directly over Clemson University. A total solar eclipse is most often a once-in-a-lifetime experience, except for those wealthy enough to travel to the relatively small and rare places around the world where these eclipses occasionally occur. The last coast-to-coast solar […]

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Road paving in Townville

Road paving is scheduled during the next week in the Townville area of I-85.  The contractor, Ashmore Brothers, a division of the Rogers Group, plans lane closures for road paving on highway 23, the Dobbins Bridge Road in Anderson, off I-85 at exit 4.  The area fronts Love’s Truck Stop.  Drivers there are asked to slow down and pay attention […]

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Mementoes depict the era of segregation

  Seneca leaders welcomed a donation last night by Oconee public schools to make easier the re-telling of the story of the era when classrooms were separated by race.  An old clock and a school horn that once sounded at the all-black Blue Ridge High School will be made part of a new exhibit to open this summer at Seneca’s […]

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Financial requests made during Westminster meeting

During a special Westminster meeting, the city’s elected leaders received requests to allot $15 thousand dollars of accommodations tax money for a new heating and air condition system for the Westminster Music Hall.  The Oconee Heritage Center requested $3,300 dollars to pay utility bills at the England Store museum.  And the mayor and members of the council will solicit the […]

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Seneca loses department head to Clemson

The six-year finance officer for Seneca has departed for a job with the city of Clemson.  Joel Seavey’s resignation was announced during last night’s city council work session by Mayor Dan Alexander.  The mayor read Seavey’s letter of resignation received earlier in the day.  Alexander expressed gratitude for Seavey’s work with Seneca.  When asked by Councilman Stuart Pohl if Seavey […]

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Contract crews helped Blue Ridge restore power

Out-of-area contract crews gave a boost yesterday to Blue Ridge Electric crews to restore power service lost during Wednesday night’s severe storm.  And by 8 last night, Blue Ridge reported all known outages across the Co-Op’s territory had been cleared up and power restored to affected customers.   For the duration of the 25-hour emergency, 3,827 Blue Ridge members had their […]

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Search warrant executed on Evatt Road

  Normally quiet Keowee community was the scene yesterday of a search for a drug suspect.  County narcotics officers used a search warrant on Evatt Road in hopes of serving three warrants but their suspect, Timothy Logan Compton, was not there.  And now the Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to locate the 45-year old Compton.  According to the Sheriff’s […]

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Simmons a laid-back, caring jurist

A laid-back judge who cares for those who stand before him in court is the way Todd Simmons came across during a talk today to the Seneca Rotary Club.  The Rotarians saw a judge in a relaxed role, without his formal dark robe.  In this instance, it was Todd Simmons, one of three full-time magistrate judges serving Oconee County and […]

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West Union takes budget to public hearing

  West Union residents have an invitation for this year’s public hearing on the next town budget.  Town of West Union is expecting revenue of about $540 thousand dollars during 2017-18—-against planned expenses of the same amount.  The current tax mill rate is 48.8 and the plan is to hold the millage rate to that number.  West Union residents may […]

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Walhalla to advertise for the next city administrator

Walhalla will place ads thru the state’s Municipal Association and Association of Counties to attract applicants to become the next city administrator.  But Mayor Danny Edwards says his city will accept applications from within the city and elsewhere to pick the replacement for the retiring Nancy Goehle.  The goal, he said, is to have a replacement effective April 28, Goehle […]

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