Interstate traffic volumes increasing

Within hours of prime eclipse viewing, rest areas on I-95 near Santee and I-26 in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties have been closed in both directions due to overflow capacity resulting from eclipse traffic.  Interstate volumes, however, are increasing, though speeds are registering normal levels.  I-85 southbound heading to Greenville and I-77 southbound from Rock Hill are experiencing heavier than normal […]

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Dismissal attempt re-scheduled

A new date has been set for pre-trial motions in Seneca and others versus Pioneer Rural Water District.  Those motions are now to be heard by the judge at 9:30 Monday morning, August 28 at the Oconee Courthouse.  Originally, they were to be heard this Friday, the 25th, in Anderson.  The motions to be heard by Judge McIntosh are described […]

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Design guidelines for Walhalla?

Walhalla is ready to hear from residents what they think about the idea of design guidelines for the future?  The city planning commission invites those interested to comment during a public hearing next month at 5:30 pm Thursday, September 7 at City Hall.  Walhallans are invited to register their comments during the hearing or provide written comment, or both.  The […]

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Students who are no shows to get excused absences

Today will be remembered as the day that’s devoted to the approaching total eclipse of the sun.  All except essential public services are shutting down at noon today.  Classes are being held in the Oconee public schools where teachers are using the rare event as an education exercise.  But those students who choose to stay away today will be marked as excused absences.  The […]

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Oconee takes pride in Ulbrich company

At the Oconee Economic Alliance, it’s continuous battle to compete with the rest of the world for new manufacturing.  But Richard Blackwell says it’s also good to savor what you already have.  Blackwell gave an example on Friday when he spoke his board of directors.  Ulbrich Manufacturing on SC 183/the Westminster Highway, decided to close its Oregon operations and keep […]

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Researchers to gauge eclipse impact on GPS technology

Researchers at Clemson University today plan to find out how the solar eclipse might interfere with GPS capabilities.  GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a United States-owned technology that uses 24 outer space satellites to send signals for positioning and navigation information here on earth.  Americans use it primarily to get from point A to point B, but few […]

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Eva Simpson

Seneca- Eva Turner Simpson, 99, widow of the late Robert Leroy “Red” Simpson, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, at Townville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Westminster First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM, prior to the service at Townville Baptist Church. […]

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Eddie Turner is first day politico

A retired manufacturing worker, Eddie Turner, was a first day filer for the November municipal election in Westminster.  On Friday, Turner became the first city council candidate to qualify in either the Westminster or the Walhalla elections.  He’ll seek election to one of Westminster’s three available four-year seats on council Tuesday, November 7.

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