New apartment complex off the 123 By-Pass

Seneca planning commissioners are recommending a zoning change for about 9.5 acres behind a fast food restaurant that would allow developers to construct 60 apartment units.  The planning commission last evening recommended a multi-residential zoning classification to cover four parcels of property behind the Bojangle’s restaurant. Jack Shadwick and Ralph Alexander Inc. own the property and, according to Seneca’s Ed […]

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Opposition forms to residential treatment home

Opposition is forming to the idea of a residential treatment home to be placed near West Union.  Some of that opposition could surface during tomorrow night’s meeting when the county council is scheduled for legal advice on what’s called a reasonable accommodation request under the federal housing law.  The matter involves the establishment of a residential treatment home for youth […]

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

The month of May is recognized as Foster Care Awareness Month in South Carolina.  According to the DSS, it’s an opportunity to highlight the need for temporary caregivers for young people in need of foster care.  Children enter foster care when their parents or family can’t safely care for them and no other alternative for placement exists.  Over the weekend, […]

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Boat fire

One fire reported overnight in Oconee County.  A boat in the yard of a home near Clemson caught fire.  We’re told the fire on Sunshine Drive near Nebo Church Road was put out quickly.

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Something’s brewing near the 123 Seneca By-Pass

The group Connelly Development will ask the Seneca Planning Commission Monday night to re-zone properties near the 123 By-Pass.  The properties, belonging to Ralph Alexander Inc. and Jack Shadwick, carry the address on a 1-thousand block of 123 on an unnamed street behind the Bojangle’s restaurant.  Monday night’s re-zoning hearing takes place at 6 at City Hall.

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North Carolinian face Oconee safecracking charges

A North Carolina man apprehended in Pickens County is charged with safecracking in Oconee County.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, two separate investigations led to the arrest Thursday of Christopher Nathan Stephens.  The 34-year old Stephens and his Nissan Xterra were discovered on the side of Old Seneca Road in Pickens.  And authorities allege that a tire and a […]

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Getting to know the new high school principal

A new principal has arrived at Seneca High School and, on Saturday afternoon, he received a good feel for the community.  Students, parents, teachers, alumni and former administrators were part of the Saturday afternoon line that waited to greet and meet Dylan Hudson.  He’s the new Seneca High principal, in place of Felicia LeRoy.  Hudson is part of a family […]

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