Exiting contract to be costly

If Pioneer Rural Water pulls out of its contract for its treatment plant, the cost will be expensive.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, quoted Harper Corporation this afternoon as saying it would cost Pioneer $2.7 million to suspend the deal up to 90 days and $3.6 million to terminate the contract.  The contractor has moved trailers to the plant property and […]

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Two stores bound for Hartwell Village

According to leases on file in the Oconee Register of Deeds, Hartwell Village near Clemson is in line for its first two stores:  Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance of Illinois and Marshall’s of Massachusetts have entered 10-year leases with Casto Oconee LLC for space on the expanse of land that now is home to New Spring Church and used to […]

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25 nursing personnel to be hired in Seneca

Greenville Health System (GHS) will host a career fair on Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Lila Doyle, the nursing and rehabilitation center located at Seneca. GHS plans to hire a total of 25 registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and nursing assistants (NA). In advance of this career fair, applicants are encouraged to apply […]

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National Forest rifle range still closed

Local marksmen will have to wait longer to practice their prowess at the rifle range inside the Sumter National Forest in Oconee County.  Robbie Sitzlar, Andrew Pickens District Ranger, predicts at least four more weeks before the maintenance work is finished.  The temporary closing of the Cedar Creek Rifle Range came in mid to late February, after it had come […]

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Timothy King

  Seneca – Timothy Scott King, 52, of 2001 Sunset Drive, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The […]

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Wildfire continues to burn near the Chattooga

A couple of days old wildfire continues to burn near the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, but the forest ranger is confident that by, cutting fire lines, crews have contained it.  So far, according to Ranger Robbie Sitzlar of the Andrew Pickens District, the fire has consumed 500 acres, and the cause may have been an abandoned campfire.  The location […]

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Protect against rabies

South Carolina veterinarians, in tandem with health authorities, are helping pet owners this spring to protect against rabies.  By law, all pet owners must vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets.  Local vets offer vaccine year-round, but spring time clinics raise awareness about rabies and provide convenience to pet owners.  While not required by state law, DHEC recommends animal owners vaccinate […]

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A recommendation to expand the Seneca city limits

  About 70 undeveloped acres are being positioned for Seneca at the city’s northwest tip at Lake Keowee,and the acreage would enter the corporate limits as Residential-20 zoning.  The city planning commission last night passed two votes amid expectation that the Crescent Communities-owned property could some day become a large home development.  And that concerns some existing homeowners nearby, including […]

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