Special DHEC (COVID) announcement

Data reports from Thursday – Sunday will be released tomorrow. “Due to the large volume of test results we are receiving and the need to ensure that data released publicly are as accurate as possible, data reports from Thursday – Sunday will be delayed today, Monday, Jan. 24, and will be released tomorrow. DHEC regrets this delay and appreciates the […]

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Philosophical difference when it comes to Seneca and Walhalla

The philosophical differences that divide Seneca and Walhalla members of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority were in play during a JRSA committee meeting, and they reflected disagreement over whether Seneca should receive increased representation on the full board, the commissioners who set the policy for sewer operations in and around the county’s three largest municipalities.  Debate between Seneca’s Scott Moulder […]

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“Cultivating your Community” tonight

Clemson University sponsors a program tonight in Seneca for youngsters and their guardians or parents. “Cultivating your Community” is designed for children 10 to 14 and their parents or guardians at 6 o’clock at the Blue Ridge Community Center.  It’s a 24-week “STEM” program that offers history and culture, plant science, along with health and nutrition.

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New Lawrence Road development

Interested members of the public are invited next week to meet the developer who has something in mind for property near Clemson’s Lawrence Road.  According to the city of Clemson,  6 o’clock Thursday night, February 3 at the fire station on Issaqueena Road will be an opportunity for developer C. Todd Kennedy to communicate and coordinate with surrounding property owners […]

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Tax season starts now

Today is the official start of tax season, and the United Way of Oconee will again offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  The program, starting February 8, is available to any person or household whose incomes are $60 thousand or less.  The volunteer preparers are IRS advanced certified.  Appointments are being taken by calling 2-1-1.

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Gerrymander distasteful tactic–women’s group

For centuries, the practice of gerrymandering has been an abhorrent tactic, in the estimation of a group that espouses voting integrity.  And a representative of the Oconee-Pickens League of Women Voters was determined last week to await the arrival from Columbia of the state senator Thomas Alexander.  The LWV’s Janie Shipley awaited Alexander to navigate traffic from Columbia to arrive […]

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No additional logo “going forward”

An Oconee school district administrator says concerned members of the Seneca High School community can rest at ease.  The principal has decided that, going forward, there will be no additional logo design for the school’s Bobcat mascot.  Alarm over such was raised over the weekend.  But today Steve Hanvey, district associate superintendent, said, “There was never any intent to change […]

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Sewer folks to vote on a legal response

In a meeting Monday, the finance and administration committee of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority is scheduled to vote on allowing its attorneys to send a written response to the city of Seneca demand letter of November 9.  Up for consideration is whether, the committee recommends that the full JRSA board direct in-house Attorney Larry Brandt and/or outside attorney […]

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