Walhalla High School Improvement Council wins 2018 Riley Award

The School Improvement Council (SIC) of Walhalla High School in the School District of Oconee County has been named the recipient of the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. The award was presented Saturday afternoon during the SC School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) Annual Meeting at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. The annual Riley […]

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PC Sheriff’s Office investigating Kidnapping

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged kidnapping of a woman from her residence on Holly Springs School Road that occurred at approximately 9:30am on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Pickens County was notified at approximately 12:30pm Sunday by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an abandoned Jeep Cherokee registered to a Pickens County resident. The vehicle […]

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Fair Play Man arrested for Burglary, Kidnapping and Domestic Violence

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fair Play man this week on multiple charges, including first degree burglary, kidnapping and domestic violence in the first degree. Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center after being transported from the Anderson County Detention Center was 46-year-old Timothy William Mathis. He was also charged with one count of petit larceny in relation […]

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Seneca Planning Commission to consider Rezoning

At their meeting this month, the Seneca Planning Commission considers a rezoning request for 88.92 acres of wooded property that is currently undeveloped. The property is bound by Frontage Road, Queen Anne Lane, Knollwood Drive and Lake Keowee. Seneca Planning and Community Development Director Ed Halbig tells more about the rezoning request. “The rezoning is a piece of property that […]

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Ram Cat Alley Streetscape being lit with LEDs

Crews are hard at work hanging LED lights along Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca. The lighting atop the edge of buildings portrays the city’s streetscape. Seneca Utilities Director Bob Faires gives details. “Well we’ve started putting those up. Our Maintenance Department is doing that and doing a fine job. So, they are going to be continuing, hopefully if the […]

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Blue Ridge Electric Customers to receive Capital Refunds

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers will soon revive annual capital credit refunds. This year’s capital credits are worth $1 million to customers across Blue Ridge Electric’s multi-county territory. The refunds represent margins earned by the cooperative in previous years of operation. Each check represents an individual member’s pro-rate share of the net earnings during the years covered by the payment.

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Seneca Development Committee progressing with New Programs

The Seneca Development Committee is progressing with new incentive programs to assist city businesses. Seneca City Councilman Herman Smith chairs the committee and says they are getting close to establishing the business development incentive program and the commercial building improvement program. “We went back and looked at both the commercial business part and the building part and just tweaked it […]

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