Statement From Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements. Committee Oversight: “The Judiciary Committee will begin holding multiple, in-depth congressional hearings regarding all things related to Crossfire Hurricane starting in early June. “Our first phase will deal with the government’s decision to dismiss the Flynn case as well as an in-depth analysis of the unmasking […]

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South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 133 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 8,030 and those who have died to 362. Five of those deaths occurred in elderly individuals in Clarendon (2), […]

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Graham on ‘Unmasking’ General Flynn

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the list of officials who unmasked the identity of General Michael Flynn: “I very much appreciate DNI Grenell releasing names of the Obama Administration officials who made the unmasking requests of American citizen conversations with foreign entities. “The unmasking of General Flynn by the Obama Administration regarding […]

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Anderson County Legislative Delegation Meeting in June

Senator Michael W. Gambrell, Chairman of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation has called a Delegation Meeting to be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6:00 P.M., at the Civic Center of Anderson, 3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd to comply with safety procedures currently in place in Anderson County.    The purpose of the meeting is as follows:  1.     Discuss and approve […]

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Seneca Residents Given Free Trees

Seneca residents are getting a little help replacing some of the trees that were taken out by the April 13th tornado. Dede Godsey and April Bapties are botanical nursery employees from Traverlers Rest and they brought a vehicle load of Japanese red maples to Seneca. The ladies went door to door distributing the trees along with a note that read […]

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Graham, Senators Introduce China Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced The COVID-19 Accountability Act which authorizes the President to impose sanctions on China if China fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of COVID-19. “I’m convinced that without Chinese Communist Party deception the virus would not be here in the United States,” said Senator Lindsey […]

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Several Oconee Graduates at SWU’s Virtual Graduation; School Names Faculty & Staff Members of the Year

Southern Wesleyan University held a virtual graduation, streamed online May 8, to honor the graduates of 2020. Graduates from Seneca were Tyler Abercrombie, Miranda Alexander, Ethan Ekback, Candace Holbrooks, and Rebecca Reed. From Walhalla: Kiernan Gordon, Stephanie Howell, and Nancy Jimenez; From West Union: Sabrina Bryant, Kaitlyn Keeler; and from Westminster graduates were Jessica Holbrooks, Amanda Marcengill, and Vickie Rogers. […]

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Sandvik Coromant Donates $25K to Seneca’s Tornado Relief Fund

Sandvik Coromant’s Westminster Production Unit donated $25,000 to the City of Seneca Tornado Relief Fund this week. The Westminster Production Unit, which sits in Oconee County, is located approximately two miles from where the tornado touched down. Officials from the Westminster facility have confirmed that no one was injured at the facility and the building was not damaged, however 30% […]

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Tornado Aftermath: One Month Later

One month after an EF-3 tornado swept through the Golden Corner and claimed a life, the Oconee County assessor’s office has released numbers that reveal $11 million in residential damages and over 1,100 properties affected in some way. 92 homes were destroyed and 66 homes sustained major damage, while close to 500 homes had minor to moderate damages. Another nearly […]

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