Christmas parade to switch to a city event?

Sources indicate there’s consideration being given to the idea of City of Seneca of assuming the job of staging the city’s Christmas parade.  For many years, running the parade has been the province of the chamber of commerce.  We’re told it’s to be a matter of discussion for the next meeting of city council’s events committee.  That committee is chaired […]

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Easley woman charged with falsifying insurance claim

An Easley woman has been charged with falsifying a claim to the GEICO insurance company and receiving $1,352.00. The state police yesterday announced the arrest of Tiffany Dawn Poston, 42 years old.  The charge of forgery against Poston is a felony that carries a potential penalty of five years in prison or a fine at the court’s discretion, or both.  […]

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Agreement to convey land for Oconee YMCA

The board of directors of Oconee Medical Holdings voted at a meeting yesterday to transfer about 14.5 acres to the Foothills YMCA to build a recreation and aquatic center at the Oconee Medical Campus of Greenville Health System.  The transfer agreement is contingent on the Foothills YMCA receiving bank financing for construction of the project, which is expected to cost […]

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Burglary in Earles Grove

A gun case was stolen during a home burglary last week in the Earles Grove Community of Oconee County.  The Sheriff’s Office requests information from the public to help solve what happened during the evening of June 22 at 110 Morgan Creek Drive.  Besides the weaponry, taken were a 40” to 42” black in color RCA flat screen TV, a […]

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Scott speaks out on criminal justice reform

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified this afternoon before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on “Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism.”  The purpose of the hearing is to examine programs and legislation aimed at rehabilitating offenders, facilitating a successful transition from prison to community, and reducing recidivism.  Scott stressed the following factoid during his remarks:  […]

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Sheldon Jay Bacher

Orville, OH-Sheldon Jay Bacher, 25, of Orrville, OH took his final flight from this earth to meet his Savior on June 26, 2017. He was most recently employed as a pilot for Priority Air Charter of Apple Creek, OH. Visitations and funeral will be held at Foothills Fellowship, 126 Robin Rd, Westminster, SC. Visitation hours are 2-4 PM and 6-8 […]

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Barbara Sue McAlister

West Union, SC— Barbara Sue McAlister, 70, wife of Fredie Joseph McAlister, of 4071 Safety Harbor Road, West Union, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 30, 2017, at Fairview Church of God with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 […]

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Salem OKs 6% water rate increase

The cost of a valuable resource is headed upward in the town of Salem.  The town’s new budget of $1.4 million dollars calls for a water rate increase, both in and out of town, amounting to six percent.  There will be no property tax increase or other fee increase next year in Salem.  Town employees will not get a cost […]

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