Highway Contractor paying Late Penalty

For failing to finish the work by the end of an extended contract period, the general contractor for Sheep Farm Road is paying a late penalty.  According to Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT, the penalties assessed on the US Group of Columbia are liquidated damages the amount of which, Miller says, he cannot disclose. Nevertheless, the damages […]

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More Bomb Threats reported

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating two straight days of bomb threats in and around the City of Seneca.  Threats have been made to schools, banks, retail stores, and the hospital. Investigators are busy trying to trace the calls and identify the caller.  However, Seneca Police Chief John Covington says, “We have had the voice described as male, then female […]

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Duncan comments on President’s Sequester Proposal

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement on the President’s proposed package of short-term spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester. “The hypocrisy behind the President’s actions is astounding. The President is claiming that we are $16.3 trillion in debt, and the reason is because we don’t tax Americans enough. This follows the President’s failure to […]

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Leadership OC announces Impact Oconee Project

A group of aspiring leaders in Oconee County has set a lofty goal this year, to involve as many community members as possible in projects affecting the county.  Sponsored by the local chambers of commerce, the School District, and community leaders, Leadership Oconee County develops a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic community leadership for […]

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Am Legion awards Co-Law Officers of Year

Two officers were honored Monday night during the annual Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner hosted by the American Legion Post #120 in Seneca.  A Seneca Policeman and a State Trooper walked away as co-winners of the 2013 Law Officer of the Year, explains American Legion Post #120 Command Carlton Patterson. “We gave out the Law Enforcement Awards to our Law […]

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Private Foundation supports Dental Care for Uninsured

The Oconee Medical Center Foundation recently received a $30,000 gift from the Howard Green Foundation to help fund a new Community Access Dental Clinic for low income, uninsured adults through the Mountain Lakes Access Health network. This gift was made possible through the efforts of Foundation Trustee, Ivor Rich, who lives in Oconee County. The Howard Green Foundation was founded in 1999, and […]

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Clemson to dedicate New Life Sciences Facility

Clemson University officials will dedicate the new 100,000-square-foot Life Sciences Facility on campus in a public ceremony at 1pm Friday. The $50 million facility has been designed for a new era of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. The facility has 25 laboratories, organized by research clusters that focus on emerging pathogens, […]

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Graham comments on Hagel Nomination

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. “Chuck Hagel is a good man, but these are dangerous times.  What kind of signal are we sending to the Iranians when our nominee for Secretary of Defense seems clueless about what our policy is?  I hope the Obama Administration will […]

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TCTC FLL Regional Tournament rescheduled

The Fifth Annual Tri-County Technical College FLL Regional Tournament will take place this Saturday, February 9 from 9am to 3pm.  The tournament was originally scheduled for February 2 but icy weather forced its postponement.  Eighteen teams, representing students from Upstate elementary and middle schools, will compete in a regional qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League teams.  Around 200 students, ages […]

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