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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Westminster probe

The state police are headed to Westminster. A spokesman for the S.C. Law Enforcement Division released this one-sentence statement this afternoon to 96.3/WGOG NEWS: “The State Law Enforcement Division has been requested to conduct a preliminary investigation involving the Westminster Police Department.” That statement from SLED’s Thom Berry was the extent of comment he made, although we have indication that […]

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Clemson’s team a winner

The Dairy Research Institute has recognized three Clemson food science students with the first place prize in a new product competition. The students’ winning product was an oat-infused vanilla milk called “tOATal Milk.” On the winning team were graduate students Sarah Stancil of Six Mile, Katie Queen of Clemson, and Jason Raines of Orangeburg. Participants in the New Product Competition […]

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Prosecution rests

The prosecution in S.C. versus Harris rested today, after having called only one witness, Oconee sheriff’s officer Casey Bowling. After a defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal was denied, Charles Monroe Harris’s lawyer began to call members of the Harris family who testified they don’t believe Harris would be the type to solicit a minor on the Internet. […]

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Clearing up an election issue

  The appearance on the November ballot of several Oconee petition candidates has thrown an unprecedented wrinkle into contemporary local electioneering. But, according to the elections director, there’s no need to fret. Straight party voting rules have not changed. Joy Brooks, director of county elections, explains during an interview airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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