Seneca PC addresses changes

Map changes and outdoor displays are matters for which Seneca Planning Commission focused attention during its meeting last night at City Hall. Tammy Sanford, city planner, describes the need to catch up with recently-approved zoning changes to ensure that the city’s zoning map is up to date. And by outdoor displays, Sanford says, the commission feels the need to study […]

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“Project Star”=Hampton Inn & Suites

It became official at 10 this morning that “Project Star” is a Hampton Inn and Suites for Seneca, a product of the Hilton Hotel chain. The hotel is to contain 100 rooms, four stories, and an investment of $10 million or more. The Hampton Inn and Suites is to employ 38 people. Ground is to be broken October 1. Opening […]

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BREAKING: Seneca announces major hotel project

At a City Hall press conference in Seneca this morning, officials announced plans for the construction of a new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotel project on East North First Street behind Seneca Bank and Trust.  Members of Oconee County Council, and Oconee’s legislative delegation were on hand for the announcement from Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander and City Administrator […]

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New bug found in Internet Explorer

Microsoft urged Windows users on Monday to install a free piece of security software to protect PCs from a newly discovered bug in the Internet Explorer browser. The security flaw, which researchers say could allow hackers to take remote control of an infected PC, affects Internet Explorer browsers used by hundreds of millions of consumers and workers. Microsoft said it […]

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Help from Washington

Federal funds amounting to $30,147 have been approved for Oconee County, under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 30 of FEMA. A local board of directors will meet to determine how the money is to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations. Applications are invited from non-profit agencies, only. Individuals may […]

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House to vote on Duncan measure

A bill authored by Congressman Jeff Duncan is headed for a vote tomorrow in the U-S House of Representatives. According to information released by the S.C. Third District Representative’s office in Washington, H.R. 3783 addresses the threat of Iranian terrorism in the Western Hemisphere and would require a secure border with the United States working in coordination with Mexico and […]

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New oversight committee meets

A new committee to oversee the efficiency and effectiveness of state government holds its first meeting this afternoon in Columbia for the purpose of organization and a decision on which agencies and programs are to be reviewed first. State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens County, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has appointed three Senators as subcommittee members: Shane Massey […]

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Frost trial this afternoon

The trial of a 44-year old man has been assigned a 1 o’clock start time this afternoon in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Steven Gregory Frost, arrested March 8, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Frost is being represented by Deputy Public Defender Danny Day, while Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons handles the prosecution.

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Walhalla-Westminster meeting

The city councils in Walhalla and Westminster hold regular meetings tonight at their city halls. The two political bodies are coming together tomorrow evening for what is being called an executive session on a contract matter, not specified by the joint meeting announcement. Their reason for meeting apparently deals with the Golden Corner Commerce Park. Greg Dietterick, Seneca city administrator, […]

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Human remains may be missing hiker

Human remains found Saturday morning in Rabun County, Georgia, in the vicinity of the Bartram Trail may be those of a missing hiker. Sky 104 Radio in Clayton quotes the Rabun Sheriff, Frank Andrews, as saying investigators found clues that lead them to think that the remains are those of a hiker who has not been heard from since mid-July. […]

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