Gas pump price tax increase July 1

Not even a world pandemic or an EF3 tornado can block a scheduled gas pump tax increase that will be charged at fill-up time, starting July 1 in South Carolina.  On the 1st of next month, the motor fuel user fee will increase two cents a gallon, from 26 cents to 28 cents.  According to the South Carolina Department of […]

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Central cable system acquired by New York company

A cable TV system at Central that serves parts of both Pickens and Anderson counties is under new ownership.  Vyve Broadband of Rye Brook, New York announces the purchase of Family View Cablevision.  The purchase price was not announced.  Vyve provides high-speed internet, television and voice services to home and business customers in rural markets in 16 states.  According to […]

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Seneca to attack the pesky mosquito population

Seneca is about to start a four-month effort to eradicate the city of its mosquito population.  Mosquitoes are known for their bites and their ability to transmit serious diseases.  Starting Friday night, June 12 the Seneca Public Works Department will start spraying every two weeks on Fridays until late September.   Here are some things to keep in mind in advance […]

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Pickup overturns in Walhalla accident

An accident around 8:30 last night at a Walhalla intersection sent three people to the hospital.  According to one public safety responder, none of the injured appeared to have been seriously hurt when a car and a pickup truck collided at Walhalla’s N. Poplar and WN Broad streets.  The pickup overturned, according to the fire department, and one person in […]

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Weekend traffic stop near Salem

A Newry man was charged with nine offenses after his car was stopped Saturday for a motor vehicle violation near Salem.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy found a gun, ammunition, and a quantity of narcotics inside a fanny pack-style bag.  The Sheriff’s Office announced the following charges against Joshua Lee Byrd, 31 years old:  trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful […]

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Census first priority: people without mail boxes

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin this week to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of some households in South Carolina . This is to be in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on […]

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Floyd death protest staged in Seneca

City Hall closed early, so did some businesses in anticipation of a rally in Seneca to protest the death of George Floyd.  The police say the near three-hour protest finished without the kinds of incidents that have taken place in larger cities.  At one point, as many as about 50 people gathered in front of City Hall with signs facing […]

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297 new cases, six more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Monday announced 297 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and six additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 12,148 and those who have died to 500. All six deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Colleton (2), Fairfield (2), Horry (1), […]

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