Sewer line from GCCP to Seneca

The Seneca city administrator says negotiations with Oconee County are progressing for the city to be the collector of sewage to be generated at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. Greg Dietterick told the mayor and city council last night that, from the city’s standpoint, the project is “very doable” and it’s a matter of working out […]

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Pro Pex closing soon

Seneca expects to make final this week its long-pursued deal to buy a large manufacturing building, the former Pro Pex plant on the Shiloh Road. In a partnership with Oconee County, the city is taking over the building to create what is envisioned as a new industrial park, paralleling a rail line. At City Hall last night, City Administrator Greg […]

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Project Star to be unveiled

On the 18th of September Greg Dietterick says there is to be an announcement which will mean jobs for Seneca and the area. The city administrator last night referred to an economic development, so far code-named “Project Star.” That project has been referred to as a high-end hotel, to locate on property along E. N. 1st Street behind Seneca Bank […]

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From city to the county

Oconee Deputy Fire Chief Buck Haney announced today the selection of Seneca fire fighter Shane Gibbs as the county’s new assistant chief and fire marshal. At Seneca, Gibbs served as fire marshal. Before Seneca, he worked for the Keowee Fire Department. Gibbs has experience and an educational background in fire fighting, fire prevention, fire cause determination, and other aspects of […]

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West Union opens bids

Seven contractors submitted bids for tearing down the old West Union School. An unofficial tally of their bids ranged from a low of $39 thousand, 350 dollars to a high of nearly $72 thousand. The apparent low bidder is a Seneca company, Southern Capital and Development. After the bid opening, its representative told Mayor Linda Oliver, Councilwoman Sharon Zimmerman, and […]

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Westminster signatures sought

A Westminster woman announced this afternoon that she has started the process of a petition drive opposing her city’s proposed ordinance outlawing honeybees and farm-type animals within the city limits. If you are a Westminster resident and wish to sign the petition, you can contact Susan Ramey at 710-8263 or 647-5572.  

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Pickens County Community Forest

The U-S Forest Service is announcing $3.5 million in grants today as part of a new program to support jobs and healthy forests in communities across the country, including Pickens County, South Carolina. The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program is providing $400 thousand for Pickens County’s Nine Times Community Forest. According to the announcement, Naturaland Trust is to […]

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Miss Oktoberfest 2012

For all Oconee County high school girls who dream of winning a beauty pageant, opportunities beckon next month in Walhalla. The 2012 Miss Okobterfest Pageant is looking for contestants. This year’s pageant will be 7 o’clock Saturday night, September 29 at Walhalla High School. Besides wearing the tiara at this year’s Oktoberfest, the winner receives a $500 dollar scholarship. The […]

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Oconee economic development

In Oconee County government circles, there’s a lot going on of late with its 400 acres on highway 11 at Richland. An unidentified company is said to be interested in property there. Paul Corbeil, District One County Councilman, also says tomorrow is the day that a committee is to give final discussion and a score to the idea of new […]

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