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Pickens County filings close with 2 contested council seats Pickens County filings close with 2 contested council seats

Two seats on Pickens County Council will be contested Nov. 6, as the two-week filing period for council and other local and state races ended at noon Friday.

Life jacket loaner board program still growing Life jacket loaner board program still growing

Officials met Monday to celebrate the success and growth of a life jacket loaner program in Oconee County and to discuss other ways they can help people stay safe on the water.

School district announces new administrative hires School district announces new administrative hires

Seneca Middle School principal Al LeRoy will be changing his work address starting July 1, as the longtime administrator has been named the new director of human resources for the School District of Oconee County.

Pickens County students display culinary skills in competition Pickens County students display culinary skills in competition

Approximately 40 Pickens County elementary, middle and high school students spent Tuesday afternoon preparing healthy salads or sandwiches as part of the district’s annual culinary competition.

Hats off to those young boys and girls! Hats off to those young boys and girls!

Willie: It’s your favorite weekly reader, but on Saturdays, Doug LeCroy is my favorite.

Park hosts nature Spring Fling Park hosts nature Spring Fling

South Cove County Park will host its annual Spring Fling on Monday through Friday for kids ages 6-13 to learn about nature while taking a break from school.

Blue Ridge Electric warns of new phone scam Blue Ridge Electric warns of new phone scam

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative officials said they have received complaints of a scammer making phone calls and demanding money in its name.

City working on incentive deals for downtown area City working on incentive deals for downtown area

Members of the Seneca Development Committee are working on plans aimed at enticing new businesses to downtown and improving the look of existing ones.

Bobcats’ LeRoy continues to thrive in junior season Bobcats’ LeRoy continues to thrive in junior season

Quick to lavish praise on her teammates and portray her efforts in the most minimalist of lights, Anne-Hamilton LeRoy undoubtedly remains the engine that drives the Seneca High School girls’ basketball team.

Gullibility is a two-way street, too Gullibility is a two-way street, too

Here’s a slightly different spin on the school shooting problem.

LIterary lights LIterary lights

Paul Beatty, the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize, will speak at Clemson next month as part of the Clemson University Literary Festival.

After historic season, Tigers wait to see who’ll return After historic season, Tigers wait to see who’ll return

Coming off one of its most memorable seasons in recent memory, the list of accolades is a lengthy one for the Clemson basketball team, and Gabe DeVoe in particular.