Veteran lawman honored

Sergeant Art Taylor, a 27 year veteran of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, was selected and presented the 2019 Billy Wilkins Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. The award was given during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pickens County Courthouse. The purpose, aside from honoring those who exhibit excellence in the performance of their duties, is to perpetuate the vision […]

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Deserving kids to benefit from toy/clothes drive

Those who make up the organization “Celebrate Christmas with a Hero” hope that during the holiday shopping season that you will take time to remember a child in need. Partnering with the city of Seneca, Christmas with a Hero will undertake its annual new toy and clothing drive starting Thursday, November 21. Between then and Saturday, December 14, you can […]

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For the town’s leaders, it’s re-organization time

At their November meeting next week, West Union leaders will re-organize–based on the results of this week’s elections.  The mayor and all four council members return to office without any ballot opposition this past Tuesday night.  And, on Tuesday night next week, Mayor Oliver and the re-elected council members will take the oath of office for new terms.  The ceremony […]

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This season ring the bell for the Salvation Army

Starting Monday, the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign will ring bells at various Oconee County locations to donate to the cause of helping those in need. And tomorrow the campaign officially kicks off with festivities at the Belk of Seneca. Most Salvation Army bell ringers are volunteer members of the community and they take up positions at the front […]

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Oconee company to sink $10 million into expansion

ACI Plastics is making plans for a $10 million expansion to its Oconee County operations, on the Sandifer Boulevard.  The company is a thermoplastics processor and re-cycler and will partner with re-cyclables manager PreZero.  For more than 30 years, ACI Plastics has been known for its separation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation.  PreZero builds and […]

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Walhalla Recount Completed

At 10 this morning, a lengthy & required recount was started in the ballots cast Tuesday by Walhalla voters. This to determine if Danny Woodward’s narrow victory of the 3rd available council seat shall stand. This morning’s review of provisional & failsafe ballots finished with Woodward’s closest competitor, Keith Pace, picking up 1 vote. The recount ended after 1 hour […]

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Walhalla Council Recount Underway

At 10 this morning, a lengthy and required recount was started in the ballots cast Tuesday by Walhalla voters. This is to determine if Danny Woodward’s narrow victory of the 3rd available council seat shall stand. This morning’s review of provisional & failsafe ballots finished with Woodward’s closest competitor, Keith Pace, picking up 1 vote. Pace needs the recount to […]

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Newborn deaths tracked statewide

New data show South Carolina’s infant mortality rate increased to 7-point-2 deaths for every 1,000 births. In 2017, the rate was 6-point-5 deaths. One is too many, in the opinion of Nick Davidson, the interim director DHEC Public Health. In Oconee County last year, there were eight infant deaths and two neo-natal deaths. The leading causes of infant death overall […]

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