Police chief departs

Walhalla has lost its third-year police chief, Sean Brinson.  The city administrator, Brandon Burton, says Brinson’s letter of resignation, effective immediately, was received this morning.  Burton did not offer details behind the resignation.  An attempt to reach Brinson for comment was not immediately successful.  Yesterday there was an approximate three-hour special council meeting, called for a personnel issue.  Brinson attended […]

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Special Westminster meeting tomorrow

Second and final reading of a controversial ordinance and budget amendment is on tap tomorrow for another special Westminster City Council meeting.  It’s the one that includes a 20% sewer charge increase applying to the per one thousand gallon fee for all rate codes.  Tomorrow’s meeting is 6 o’clock at the Depot.

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Sun may again rise on Seneca business help program

Seneca set the sun recently on a city program to financially assist commercial business projects.  There’s sentiment to reconsider, as the result of the city’s Improvements Corporation being told that as many as four new businesses missed a deadline to apply.  Some of that failure, said Scott Moulder, can be traced to confusion as to when the business should have […]

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State funds of $2.5M arrive for Seneca

State funds amounting to $2.5 million arrived in Seneca for the city’s project to re-develop the former Harper’s and Kimbrell’s properties in the downtown.  Scott Moulder, city administrator, made the announcement at the start of today’s meeting of the Seneca Improvements Corporation.  In that announcement, Moulder also said a French Quarter look is envisioned for the two large properties that […]

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Settlement hearing set in child death case

Parties involved in a complex civil suit over the death of one child and the abuse of a second child are scheduled to gather for a settlement hearing next month at the Oconee Courthouse.  On the docket for the February term of the Common Pleas Court is a settlement hearing in the case of Rayvyn Hammond versus Upstate Affiliate organization […]

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Social media comments of university worker criticized

A conservative watchdog of the country’s higher education system has published an article detailing remarks attributed to the daughter of a Seneca councilwoman posted to a social media account related to students of Republican persuasion applying to Clemson University.  The daughter of Seneca Councilwoman Denise Rozman, Monica Rozman, is an undergraduate admissions counselor.  The comments attributed to Monica Rozman, suggest […]

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Pendleton man wins $200 thousand in lottery

A Pendleton man walked into a highway 76 convenience store to buy a soda and a few lottery tickets.  A scratch-off ticket for $5 dollars won the lottery player $200 thousand.  According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the man and his wife bought a new car and plan to remodel their home.  For selling the claimed ticket, the Xpress […]

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Skeletal remains found in wooded I-85 area

A deputy coroner has identified skeletal remains found near I-85 as those of David Wayne O’Kelley, a 37-year old Anderson man missing since June 4.  The coroner’s office reported the remains were found by DOT personnel clearing brush and trees around Interstate-85 near mile marker 29.  There were no signs of foul play; however, the Anderson Sheriff’s Office and the […]

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Mefleh vows to satisfy local and state shortcomings

Popular Westminster restaurateur, the city councilman Yousef Mefleh, has received support from his community and expressed determination that his restaurant will meet city building requirements and correct deficiencies contained in a state food establishment inspection report. That inspection report made its way quickly yesterday onto social media pages on the internet. Meantime, Yousef’s restaurant remains open and doing business, as […]

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