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Water quality advisory repealed
May 2, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Water quality advisory repealed
Water quality advisory repealed

A water quality advisory for Coneross Creek that had been in place since April 19 has been repealed after sample results confirmed the water quality has returned to normal levels, according to a Wednesday news release from Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority executive director Chris Eleazer.

Home damaged in kitchen fire
May 2, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Home damaged in kitchen fire
Home damaged in kitchen fire

One person suffered minor burn injuries after a Seneca home fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Sewer project adds rain days
May 2, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Sewer project adds rain days
Sewer project adds rain days

A $1.5 million project rerouting an existing sewer line from Southern Wesleyan University around the town of Central is getting more time for completion due to a wet winter.

Church members train to use comfort dog for ministry
May 1, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Church members train to use comfort dog for ministry
Church members train to use comfort dog for ministry

On a recent afternoon, members of the Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church visited the Residences at Park Place in Seneca to spend time with people there and share a message of hope and encouragement.

Police: Man critical after being shot by brother
May 1, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Police: Man critical after being shot by brother
Police: Man critical after being shot by brother

A 31-year-old man was in critical condition at a Greenville hospital on Tuesday night after being shot by his brother at a Walhalla apartment complex earlier in the day.

Moulder expects no tax increase in city general fund
May 1, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Moulder expects no tax increase in city general fund
Moulder expects no tax increase in city general fund

City administrator Scott Moulder said Tuesday night he is not expecting a tax increase to fund Seneca’s general fund budget, but the city may need to increase the millage for debt service to take care of capital projects he says are “desperately” needed.

A reasonable alternative
May 1, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on A reasonable alternative

On the surface, a plan by the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to refund a total of $7.6 million to its three member cities seemed reasonable when the sewer authority board voted 7-1 to do just that in February.

Moulder proposes plan to relieve sewer financing concerns
April 30, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Moulder proposes plan to relieve sewer financing concerns
Moulder proposes plan to relieve sewer financing concerns

While Walhalla City Council has not voted on a resolution already approved by Seneca and Westminster to allow the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to refund about $7.6 million to those member cities, Seneca city administrator and OJRSA board member Scott Moulder has offered a solution.

1 shot outside bar Sunday
April 30, 2019 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on 1 shot outside bar Sunday
1 shot outside bar Sunday

Police are looking for a “person of interest” in connection with a man’s shooting early Sunday morning at the Bistro 27 on North Cherry Street.

Man airlifted after Fall Creek drowning call
April 30, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Man airlifted after Fall Creek drowning call
Man airlifted after Fall Creek drowning call

A man was taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital after first responders responded to a drowning call at Fall Creek Landing on Monday afternoon.

Walhalla Elementary students learning with Legos
April 30, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Walhalla Elementary students learning with Legos
Walhalla Elementary students learning with Legos

Students at Walhalla Elementary School and other elementary schools in Oconee County are learning STEAM principles — science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics — through the use of Legos.

Clemson council hears pitches for projects
April 30, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Clemson council hears pitches for projects
Clemson council hears pitches for projects

Clemson City Council spent two and a half hours Monday night listening to presentations from several nonprofits involved in $4 million worth of construction and renovations designed to expand services for the future.