For Seneca, a deal practically done

All papers required for Seneca to become the new owner of a 475 thousand square foot building were signed yesterday. And Joel Seavey says final details are being taken care of today. The Seneca financial officer serves as an officer on the newly-created Seneca Facilities Corporation. The corporation will manage the building that city leaders envision to attract jobs and […]

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Veterans have used van to sell

Now that Oconee veterans have a new medical transport van, they have a used one to sell. The Veterans Council is accepting bids for its 2004 Ford Windstar (right), 7-passenger van, with about what are described as “90,000 easy miles on it.” If you are interested, send a sealed bid, with your minimum offer of $4 thousand, along with name, […]

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Traffic change ahead

The state’s resident construction engineer for the DOT spoke with guarded confidence today that the contractor is going to meet the December deadline for completing Sheep Farm Road near Seneca. Turning what once was a curvy, country road into a four-lane highway has been in the works two years, with general contractor, U.S. Group, facing a December 15 deadline. The […]

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Westminster water disruption

A water disruption is planned next week by Westminster affecting a section of the city along Doyle Street. Beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 6, water will be turned off at the intersection of Doyle and Simpson streets for about six hours. City crews and contract workers plan to connect a new line for the city’s northern loop.

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County leaders on stage at Seneca

The last of a “Round the County” town hall series of meetings, featuring the Oconee County Council and the county administrator, is set for Thursday night, September 13 in Seneca. Everyone is invited from 6 to 8 that night to the Harry Hamilton Auditorium at Seneca High School for the fifth in a series of meetings. According to the Oconee […]

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Just for kids

The theme for tomorrow’s Oconee Appalachian Kids program at the Heritage Center in Walhalla will be apples. The program, from 1 to 2 p.m., begins with story time featuring the book ‘Apple Picking Time’ by Michelle Swanson. Assistant curator Jennifer Moss will discuss the area’s heritage of apple-growing and children get to put together an apple-themed craft. Every first Saturday […]

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Labor Day pests

Labor Day weekend is here and campers can escape to the woods, pitch tents, roast marshmallows — and destroy South Carolina’s beautiful ash trees. That’s what can happen when they tote their own firewood into campsites. Sherry Aultman of Clemson University’s department of plant industry, says, “Bringing firewood into state parks and campsites from other places is a leading cause […]

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Holiday travel outlook

According to the motor club AAA, escalating gas prices and gloomy weather predictions because of Hurricane Isaac are expected to dampen Labor Day holiday travel this weekend by South Carolinians. State residents planning to travel more than 50 miles from home during the five-day holiday travel period amount to 424 thousand, but that’s the same number of travelers as last […]

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PRT recommends

In line with a recommendation from a group of Oconee residents, money spent on accommodations by visitors to Oconee County will be spent by a variety of organizations in the business to bring more visitors to the county. At a meeting yesterday, the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission recommended a total of 30 thousand, 269 dollars, 51 cents be […]

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Hands Across the Border

Law enforcement in South Carolina and its two bordering states are drawing attention to the need to drive safely this Labor Day holiday weekend. State troopers from the S.C. Department of Public Safety joined fellow law enforcement officers from Georgia and North Carolina for a Hands Across the Border highway safety awareness event last night in Rabun County. There, among […]

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