Walhalla pool prospects

It has been a hot summer but, for Walhalla, perhaps next summer will be more comfortable. City leaders have a consensus to repair their closed swimming pool and have it and the bathhouse turn-key read for re-opening in May next year. Now, city administrator Nancy Goehle, begins the fundraising to accomplish such. A meeting of the Friends of the Pool […]

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Bus stop bathrooms

A public comment speaker during last night’s Seneca City Council meeting implored the mayor and council to be mindful of the need for access to restrooms at the “CAT”Main Streetstop.  Especially, Kevin Larkin said, if the city’s venture into all-electric buses brings attracts visitors from the outside.  Larkin quoted a recent article in The Journal, quoting bus riders saying they […]

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Thievery at Chickasaw Point

Thieves raid the canteen room at Chickasaw Point. Oconee sheriff’s officers are looking for the person or persons responsible for a crime this week in the canteen room by the swimming pool of a Lake Hartwell home development. Someone apparently pried a lock off the door and swiped a cash register, along with the nightly cash deposit of $150 dollars.

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Seneca-Clemson MPO

For one hundred or more years, Seneca and Clemson were known as small South Carolina towns, even though Clemson is home to a major university. But the way the federal government looks at the Seneca and Clemson areas, and their increasing populations, cries out for planning from a metropolitan standpoint. Seneca City Council last night agreed with their administrator, Greg […]

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Free school supplies to be delivered

The Educational Talent Search van is coming to a town near you, loaded with school supplies to help the program’s participants get ready for the new school year. The 15-passenger van will make stops across the tri-county area, including Seneca High School, on Saturday, August 25 to deliver school supplies free of charge to the ETS program participants. To receive […]

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Mayor not so parochial

Mayor Dan Alexander of Seneca is suggesting the way to fill the need for a swimming pool is to look beyond city limits and embrace the approach taken by the group working to establish an indoor pool to be operated by the Oconee County YMCA. Alexander told city council last night the “Y” is looking at property in Bountyland community, […]

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MLK Way for Seneca

After years of debate, Seneca has agreed on a way to remember the late Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A section of South Sixth Street shall now be known as Martin Luther King Way. The resolution, approved last night by city council, stipulates that all businesses and home owners along the stretch keep their existing addresses. Gaines […]

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Seneca OKs new property corporation

Seneca gave preliminary approval last night to create a new corporation to facilitate what happens with the city’s newly-acquired complex for the purpose of economic development. At the recommendation of administrator Greg Dietterick, the city council approved the formation of the Seneca Facilities Corporation: Dietterick said once Seneca can get it hands on the TD Bank loan, the city can […]

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Prospect for Echo Hills

A potential employer described as an advanced materials maker is looking at Oconee County’s undeveloped Echo Hills industrial park, and that prompted County Council last night to direct the administrator to develop the first phase of the park. The action also means the county is to approve a $3.1 million special source revenue bond to help pay for the industrial […]

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Westminster announcement

The City of Westminster issued the following press release this afternoon: “In the wake of Police Chief Scott Bannister’s resignation on July 16, 2012, the City of Westminster appointed Mike Crenshaw as Interim Police Chief. All aspects of the Westminster Police Department are under review by Mr. Crenshaw and the City Administrator, David Smith. As a result of their inquiries […]

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