Seneca moves to stop Pioneer plant

After a 30-minute private meeting, Seneca’s elected leaders agreed to take legal actiion to try to stop the consruction of the Pioneer Rural Water plant.  There are financial considerations for the city, as Pioneer now buys 60% of its water from Seneca.  The council approved a motion to seek a declaratory judgment and injunction to stop the project, for which Pioneer has […]

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Lockdown lifted at Oconee elementary

A police officer says the lockdown earlier this afternoon at Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School has been lifted and the school day has resumed without further incident. He said the lockdown, a code red situatuation, took place when a woman came to the school seeking to visit a child, which prompted an investigation that eventually involved the Westminster Police and […]

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Alexander to serve on search committee

Governor McMaster has named Thomas Alexander, Oconee’s resident state senator, to a committee that will search for the next director of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Christian Soura’s resignation will be effective April 7.  He had been in this position since 2014 and is leaving to return to the private sector.  

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Mary Magdalene Braddock

Walhalla, SC— Mary Magdalene Braddock, 85, wife of the late Jack Braddock, of 285 Lecroy Road, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Lila Doyle Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home. Burial will take place at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery […]

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Oconee to intensify litter cleanup

On Earth Day this year Oconee County will intensify its efforts to cleanup the roadsides.  “The Great Oconee Clean Up” (Getting Picky About Litter) will take place from 8:15 a-m to noon on Saturday, April 22.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw joined representatives of Oconee Economic Alliance and Keep Oconee Beautiful and others today in a planning session and the announcement the […]

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Lawsuit against Walhalla

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County resident against Walhalla, its police department, and three of its police officers.  The claim seeks damages for Keith Baker and alleges that Baker was coerced in 2015 into claiming ownership of a bag containing a suspected controlled substance.  In papers filed Tuesday in the Common Pleas Court, Baker’s lawyer says a […]

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Part of Clemson thoroughfare to close Saturday

According to the city of Clemson, a downtown event Saturday will require the closing of part of College Avenue for eight hours.  During the “Spring into Clemson” College Avenue will be closed from 1 to 8 pm, from Keith Street to highway 93.  The closure will be similar to the Welcome Back festival and will affect Earle Street to McCollum […]

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Halbig expounds on potential bus route changes

Seneca’s mayor and council were made aware this week of potential changes to Clemson Area Transit bus routes.  Those changes, as Seneca’s Ed Halbig explained yesterday, are suggestions made by a consultant to better facilitate the transport of passengers in and around Seneca and from Seneca to Clemson.  If any of the consultant’s findings is adopted, city council action will be required.  […]

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Drop-in today to recognize Vietnam War vets

Veterans of the Vietnam War era are the honored guests for a drop-in this afternoon in Walhalla, as a way to recognize their service to the country.  Jerry Dyar, Oconee’s veterans affairs officer, says the general public is also invited to attend and express its gratitude.  The event will be 2 to 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Veterans Affairs […]

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Three government bodies to meet about Pioneer

Three meetings have been set today and tomorrow as efforts apparently intensify to persuade Pioneer Rural Water District to back out of its contract to build a treatment plant.  The city councils in Seneca and Westminster are scheduled to hold separate, private meetings this afternoon and evening, with the caveat that they may act afterward  in their open sessions. The […]

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