City of Seneca, South CarolinaSaturday, March 25, 2017
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Seneca: The Best Place to Retire in South Carolina
Seneca, SC was ranked 1st in South Carolina as the best place to retire. Smartasset.com compared Seneca to all other major cities in the state. They used factors such as Taxes, Doctors' Offices per 1,000 People, Percent of Seniors in the area, and many other factors to get their results.Check out the results, methodology and an interactive map here!
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Foothills YMCA Lakeside Art and Music Festival
Come experience the Foothills YMCA Lakeside Art and Music Festival on the beautiful shores of Lake Keowee, at The Lighthouse Event Center. The weekend festivities kick off on Friday, April 21st with The Gala Dinner, and continues to Saturday, April 22nd filled with Art, Live Music, & Children’s Activities. An interactive online bidding process will be utilized for the extensive silent auction. You may use your own mobile device (phone or tablet) to participate in the fun or ask one of the auctio...
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OCP Spring Soirée
The Oconee Cultivation Project invites you to our first annual Spring Soirée at the Westminster Music Centre on Saturday, April 15th from 7:00-9:00 PM. The purchase of a $20 ticket will provide you with two glasses of wine, dessert, a chance to visit the Sparkle CKat Creative photo booth, and live entertainment from Conservation Theory.Proceeds from this event will benefit the CultivaTeen summer youth program. CultivaTeen is preserving traditions and empowering future generations by teaching loc...
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Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation
Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and stable family free from physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse, neglect and exploitation. The city of Seneca in conjunction with concerned citizens throughout the state, designates the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month while urging all citizens to dedicate themselves to protect quality of life for every child.
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Greater Clemson Music Festival
  Clemson's Greater Music Festival will be taking place during April 20 - April 30. There will music every day in different areas all across the area. Do not miss your chance to be apart of this festival featuring many different local artist! For more information check out www.clemsonmusicfest.org.            
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Colored Soldiers Exhibit
  The Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum (BLSCM) in Seneca features a new exhibit: "Colored Soldiers." The exhibit features stories of men and women who bravely fought for the United States and who returned home to fight for their own freedoms. The main feature is A War On Two Fronts, a traveling exhibited created by the Athenaeum Press of Coastal Carolina University, will be on display. The exhibit will be open from February 11 - May 31, 2017. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am - 4...
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Planes Trains and Automobiles
On Saturday, May 20th, The City of Seneca will be hosting Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The event will run from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on E. South 2nd Street in Downtown Seneca. Visit www.blueridgeartscenter.com for more event information
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Eclipse 2017
This coming summer on August 21, 2017, Clemson and the neighboring cities will experience a total solar eclipse where the Moon's shadow will fall across the United States and block the light of the Sun over the course of approximately three hours. Eclipses themselves are not rare, but the chance to see one in your own backyard is very special! Visit The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University is kicking off our fir...
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Seneca: The Art Project
Student Faces smiling at Seneca City HallStudent faces are now smiling in downtown Seneca. Across the street from both City Hall on N.E. 1st Street and from Norton-Thompson Park on Main Street, Seneca High School students have decorated the former Kimbrell’s store front. Now instead of seeing furniture, you can see students’ artwork. “These are Face Motif Design works my students created for the windows of the empty Kimbrell’s building,” said Seneca High School Art Teacher Fred Edgerton. “The fa...
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Saddle Fitting Clinic
Saddle fitting services by Vicky Toporek, LMT, CNMT, CKTP, CESMT.Flying Angel Farm Enterprises, LLC and owner of U of the Horse U rode In On.Vicky is highly experienced in professional saddle fitting for all disciplines including English, Western, Trail and Endurance. She is a leading expert at saddle fitting and saddle evaluations, as well as adjustment and total replacement of English wool flocking and billet replacement.She is also experienced in body work with humans, horses and dogs. In her...
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City Basketball Champions
Congratulations to all the City Champions for their team's accomplishments this season! Listed below are the team rosters and the coaching staff:14u Boys City ChampionsCoach HunterWalker Bowen Jr., Cameron Breaseale, Dontavious Campbell, Malachi Cobb, Timmy Hipkins, Logan Hunter, Jacob Kotewa, Chance McCall, Howie Thomas, Tyler Westmoreland, Dorian Jones12u Boys City ChampionsCoach WilsonTyler Brown, Damian Cordova, James (Micah) Jenkins, Devon Lewis, Kaden Long, Trevor Merck, Deairus Ramsey, Di...
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Seneca Light and Water Achievement Award
Water Operator of the Year Award. The Water Operator of the Year Award was established in the early 1970’s and has been presented annually to a water treatment plant operator for excellent achievement in the direct operation of either a water or wastewater treatment system in South Carolina.Consideration shall be given to:Preventative maintenance, including cleanliness, safety, good housekeeping, and efficiency;Consistent quality of the finished product with approved standards;Active interest in...
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Blue Ridge Arts Center Annual Juried Art Show 2017
Please join us Friday, January 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Arts Center for the Opening Reception of our Annual Juried Art Show. There will be 75 different pieces to admire by 84 artists! There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages available during the show!
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Council honors Blue Ridge Bank for Property Donation
    The City of Seneca thanks Blue Ridge Bank for its recent donation of property at 416 East Main Street. At a special called meeting on Dec. 2, 2016, the Seneca City Council accepted the gift of a building and property in foreclosure from the bank, which will allow the city to grow its real estate holdings.         To further show its grattitude, at their regular monthly meeting in January, the City Council presented Kyle Thomas, President and Chi...
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Think Oconee!
"Think Oconee!" is an initiative created to focus local spending habits, support the county's businesses and to celebrate what makes Oconee County special! Its objectives are to emphasize what makes Oconee County great, to educate citizens on their global impact, to localize spending, and to deepen connections within the community. "Think Oconee!" is part of the Destination Oconee initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThinkOconee!
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Western District Champions
Congratulations to the Gilbert Team for winning their regular-season city and county championship this year. They had a flawless record going 15-0 for the season. This a great achievement for this young group of athletes ROSTER: Jeb Crooks, Marvin Galindo, Joel Galindo, Austin Holder, Ethan Ibarra, Teagan McAuley, Xander Meleca, Eric Metzel, Brody Moore, Bruce Moore, Kyler Moorhead, Jude Owens, Nathanael Thorsland , Carlos Valdes, Turner Wilson, COACHES: Tony Gilbert, Gaspar Galindo, Matt Moore
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Community Outreach: ARC of Oconee, Inc.
Lt. Lisa L Williams, Sgt. Dwayne Kelley, Capt. Robert Tribble, and Cpl. James Dickert visited, “Our Place” to give back to the community. The Officers who went on the outing reported having a wonderful time with some amazing people. In the words of Lt. Lisa L Williams, “I grabbed several of our SPD guys and we went to the ARC of Oconee County, Inc., to visit our Friends!! There were a LOT of other Friends there, but these are the ones that were not eating at the time…Love visiting out there with...
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Walhalla Civic Auditorium
The Walhalla Civic Auditorium offers an exciting array of programs! World class entertainers from all over the country will be at the WCA to perform for your viewing pleasure.Children 12 and under are half price. Tickets for children can be purchased by calling the WCA Box Office: (864) 638-5277 or 1 877-368-5318. Check out the individual shows and be sure to look at the discount ticket packages being offered for the first time! It's a great way to save dollars and see all your favorite shows!On...
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Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center
“HOPE THROUGH HORSES” Professional horse trainer and riding instructor Jessica Fry founded Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center. Trained in globally recognized practices for equine-assisted therapy, she – along with her staff members – offer customized programs that incorporate a variety of methods that include riding and the basics of natural horsemanship. While evaluating a new program for veterans at Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center, Derrick Popham (tri-county field office director of Upstate W...
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The Mayors Business Spotlight - United Way 2016
Mayor Dan Alexander Salutes United Way A Community Landmark Providing Education on Health, Financial Stability and Independence in the Upstate of South Carolina. You may have to download a Vimeo player from your app store for certain Mobile Devices Previous Spotlight Businesses: Four Paws Only United Way NEA Reading Proclamation Blue Mountain Media The Lions Club LRM Services and Medlin Roofing The Residence At Park Place Walnut Street Bakery Carolina Summer Bojangle...
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Mayor Dan Alexander Salutes Four Paws Only Our Newest Community Landmark Providing Pet Grooming and Boarding in the Upstate of South Carolina. You may have to download a Vimeo player from your app store for certain Mobile Devices Four Paws Only Spotlight from Seneca Video on Vimeo. Previous Spotlight Businesses: United Way NEA Reading Proclamation Blue Mountain Media The Lions Club LRM Services and Medlin Roofing The Residence At Park Place Walnut Street Bakery Carolina...
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Seneca Water Treatment Plant Renovation
Seneca Light and Water is proud to announce that the Water Treatment Plant Renovation is underway. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project with periodic picture uploads of the most recent work performed. Enjoy the Pictures Below! Please check back regularly for ongoing updates. Video Posted on October 5, 2014 Seneca Water Treatment Plant Construction from Seneca Video on Vimeo. Pictures Posted on July 27, 2014 Pictures Posted on July 8, 2014 ...
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PRESS RELEASE - Seneca All Electric CatBus
Seneca ready to test electric buses in passenger serviceSeneca, SC – August 2014 – The City of Seneca and Clemson Area Transit (CAT) are ready to begin the final deployment phase of the four Proterra electric buses: passenger service. Funded by a Federal Transit Agency grant awarded in 2011, the buses were recently delivered to Seneca for planned testing and deployment procedures. Starting September 3, Seneca will place the electric buses into passenger service, allowing the public to try out ...
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2012 Swearing In Ceremony
The City of Seneca Council Presents the 2012 Swearing In Ceremony in pictures:
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Buchanan Park Ribbon Cutting Video
  Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony video of Buchanan Park on Ram Cat Alley below: Ribbon Cutting at Buchanan Park from Gene Borman on Vimeo.
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Dewitt Martin Honored For 20 Years of Service.
 The assistant utilities director for Seneca, Dewitt Martin, left last night's city council meeting with an engraved plaque in recognition of 20 years service to the former Oconee Sewer Commission and the modern day Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  Until recently replaced, Martin served as a Seneca representative to the authority which sets policy for wastewater services in Oconee County.  The plaque was presented by Mayor Dan Alexander, who said it is his city's intentions...
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Bojangles Ribbon Cutting
 Watch the ribbon cutting video for Bojangles below. 
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Grey Wealth Management Ribbon Cutting
Watch the ribbon cutting video for Grey Wealth Management below.  
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Seneca Bus System Goes "All Green"
 The City of Seneca has received a grant from the FTA to be the first in the NATION to be a totally Electric Bus System! Click here to read more.              
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Seneca Appoints New Fire Chief
Jan Oliver has been appointed the new Fire Chief for the Seneca Fire Department. Jan has been with the Department since March of 1986 and was Captain before being awarded Chiefs position. He was Fire Marshall for 5 years so Chief Oliver brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position as Fire Chief of the Seneca Fire Department. Congratulations Fire Chief Jan Oliver!
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Job Shadowing at City Hall!
Justyn Gibson, an 8th grader at West Oak Middle School, job shadowed his grandmother Code Enforcement Officer Tina Kirby on Friday, February 25, 2011. He was able to view  and participate in some of the duties that his grandmother and other employees do throughout the day. Plus,  a lot of the employees had the previlige to meet Justyn. Justyn's grandfather Detective Ken Kirby also works for the City of Seneca.
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Car Seat Inspections - Seneca Fire Department
To ensure the safety of our children, the Seneca Fire Department is now doing car seat inspections the 1st Wednesday of every month - please call to set up an appointment! Be sure to click  'Read More'  and follow links to watch the News Channel 4 Video and to learn more about this program by visiting the Seneca Fire Departments website. Seneca Fire Department's website News Channel 4 Video
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Palmetto People - Spotlight On Seneca!
During the month of August, Seneca was featured in 'Palmetto People'. Palmetto People is  a  Time Warner Cable's public affairs talk show. Their customers get a first-hand look at the people, places and things that make South Carolina a great place to live, work and play. Palmetto People connects the communities across South Carolina through a positive, living-room style format.         
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Watch Videos of Wall Dedication
Watch videos of the Wall Dedication Ceremony in Seneca, SC held May 2010
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