New Urgent Care Coming to Seneca

A new urgent care facility, AFC Urgent Care, will soon open on Highway 123 in Seneca, replacing a former BB&T bank. According to Seneca City Administrator Scott Moulder, the facility will provide high-quality medical care with professional medical offices, physician offices, and a nurse’s station. The American Family Care Corporation, which purchased the building, plans to open the facility in […]

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Seneca’s Proposed Budget for Next Fiscal Year at $68 Million

At the Seneca City Council’s budget workshop and special called meeting on Thursday evening, they reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2024-25 budget, totaling $68 million. The council unanimously approved portions of the budget in title only, with the final vote scheduled for June 25, as Councilwoman Lekesha Benson was absent. The budget breakdown includes $16,380,523 for the General Fund, $46,794,526 […]

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Diversity Hiring Topic During May School Board Meeting

At the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) Board of Trustees’ May meeting, Elise Grant Kelley, a teacher at Seneca Middle School, raised concerns about the district’s lack of faculty diversity. This discussion highlighted the importance of prioritizing hiring based on merit and qualifications. Kelley, who has extensive experience and qualifications, emphasized that while hiring should focus on the most […]

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“Rock the Ranch” Returns Saturday

Rock the Ranch returns with a big heart, offering a day of music, food, and fun at Charlie B. Ranch Arena in Seneca, headlined by Grammy-nominated songwriter Brent Cobb. The lineup also features regional bands like the David Locke Band and Backline, with a new addition of a second stage showcasing local talent. Started in memory of a friend and […]

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Unlawful Communication Charged Filed in Anderson

Christopher Edwin Campbell, 41, of Anderson, faces two counts of unlawful communication after allegedly making threatening remarks towards community activist Traci Fant during a Facebook live stream. Fant held a news conference addressing the situation and called for increased security measures. Campbell issued an apology, stating he is not a racist or a violent person and is cutting ties with […]

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Today is National Donut Day

Today, June 7, marks National Donut Day, a sweet tradition initiated by the Salvation Army during World War I. In 1917, a group of women known as The Salvation Army Lassies were sent to the front lines in France, where they set up makeshift “huts” to boost troop morale by providing necessities and a taste of home. They began making […]

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Clemson’s Wright Bryan First Reporter on D-Day

Today, June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, where Wright Bryan, a 1926 Clemson graduate and distinguished journalist, made history with the first broadcast from the frontlines. On that day in 1944, Bryan flew over Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division, providing an eyewitness account that scooped over 600 other reporters… His report captivated America, earning praise from […]

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Seneca Native Elected to State Supreme Court

A Seneca High School graduate, Letitia Hamilton Verdin, has been elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court. In a unanimous 152-0 vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate, Verdin, 53, was confirmed as the newest justice. The other candidates, Jocelyn Newman and Blake Hewitt, withdrew before the vote. Verdin, daughter of the late Harry R. Hamilton and Angela […]

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