Seneca to be busy this weekend

Seneca is primed to welcome hundreds of visitors to the city this weekend. And many of them, players and coaches in a big baseball tourney, have reserved all of the city’s motel rooms, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. One or two of the teams, he said, have had to take rooms at nearby Clemson. One Seneca motel won’t be ready for this weekend. Mayor Alexander says the Hampton Inn and Suites won’t be ready for occupancy until September 15. To make sure the Shaver Complex fields are in good shape for the games, the council took emergency action last night to spend up to $9 thousand for a field dragging machine to replace a 20-year old machine that City Administrator Dietterick says “gave up the ghost.” Councilman Al Gaines says 300 people are due in Seneca for a reunion of students from Blue Ridge High School and the Oconee County Training Center.