New principal selected

One of the Seneca area’s elementary schools (Ravenel) gets a new principal, starting tomorrow.  In a special meeting today, the county board of trustees selected assistant principal Robin Cox to succeed Angie Henderson, who resigned.  

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South Carolina consumers can expect tax-free weekend

South Carolinians once again can benefit from a sales tax free holiday, to take place this year over 72 hours Friday through Sunday, August 7-9. Among a variety of items, consumers may buy free of the normal sales tax computers, clothes, and school supplies.  According to the state Department of Revenue, shoppers are reminded they can avoid the 6% sales […]

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Do more to protect the community–Saunders

  Only one member of Seneca City Council wore a face covering, and a speaker wearing a mask in the audience suggests that’s a sign the city leaders should do more to protect everyone’s health.  Helen Rosemond-Saunders, during the public comment session, said she’s worried that city-sponsored events, such as Jazz on the Alley and the July 4 festival, are […]

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197 new voters gain a voice

The Seneca mayor and council were told last night that a new voter registration drive has added nearly 200 people to the registration rolls, and the new voters are primed to cast ballots in the November election, as well as Seneca’s next election a year from now.  And Seneca resident Tinishia Graham made clear that those who’ve qualified as new […]

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Newspaper owner apologizes and seeks amends

Jerry Edwards profusely apologized for the cartoon that appeared three weeks ago in the Journal.  At the lectern at the Seneca City Hall, Edwards directed his apologies last night to a group of African-Americans seated behind him and to the mayor and council in front of him.  As was explained by his paper the day after the cartoon appeared, Edwards […]

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Test positive percentage drops

  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Monday announced 1,320 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 4 additional confirmed deaths. There are currently 1,032 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 34,546 probable cases to 98, […]

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Westminster receives a written acceptance

A written acceptance has been received by Westminster from Leigh Baker that the Californian accepts the $85 thousand offer to become Westminster’s electrical supervisor and interim director of utilities.  Baker, a superintendent with Pacific Gas and Electric, had earlier given a verbal acceptance.  On a tour of the city, according to acting administrator Jennifer Adams, Baker was quick to point […]

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Graham opposes Washington, DC statehood

Party lines divide the issue of Washington, DC becoming the 51st state.  And Lindsey Graham, Republican U-S senator from South Carolina, says he’ll vote no.  The U-S House Friday approved Washington, DC statehood, in a vote of 232-180.  South Carolina House members divided on political lines:  Democrats Clyburn and Cunningham in favor; Republicans Rice, Timmons, Wilson, and Norman against.  Graham […]

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Four arrested in burglary investigation

Four people were arrested in a weekend burglary investigation in the Crossroads Community near Seneca.  The sheriff’s office believes it interrupted a crime in progress late Saturday night in a building at 131 Sitton Mill Road.  One suspect was found inside a vehicle on the property, a second suspect was found coming out a dwelling on the property.  Two other […]

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