Oconee Nuclear meets new fire protection standards

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that Duke Energy’s Oconee nuclear plant has completed all activities specified by a 2013 Confirmatory Order to meet requirements connected to its transition to new fire protection standards. The three-unit was one of the first plants in the country to begin the transition to National Fire Protection Association 805, a more risk-based standard for […]

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To appoint or elect the education chief

Molly Spearman was elected by the people to be the South Carolina Superintendent of Education.  But now in office in her first term, Spearman believes there’s a better way.  She supports stripping the voters of the choice and allowing the governor to choose the person who carries out the state’s public education policies.  State Senator Thomas Alexander believes there will […]

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Loraine Ann Escrit

  Walhalla-Loraine Ann Escritt, 70, wife of Arthur Escritt, of 165 Bradfield Lane died Thursday, February 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held 6 PM Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with visitation to follow the service. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Sundance Mountain Stables, 170 Lewin Way, Tamassee, SC 29686. […]

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Shoplifters struck Wal-Mart February 17

On Friday, February 17 two white males, working in tandem, stole items from the Wal-Mart near Seneca.  And now, a week later, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office remains on the lookout for the culprits.  The public’s help is requested in identifying the two.  One had a beard and wore a brown baseball hat and a long-sleeve shirt.  The other appeared in […]

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Cora Long

Walhalla, SC— Cora Elizabeth Bryant Long, 81, wife of the late Roy C. Long, of Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior […]

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Jerry Holbrooks

Seneca – Jerry Henry Holbrooks, 59,  husband of Martha Leroy Holbrooks of Return Church Road died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with a private burial at a later date.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral […]

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Clemson Extension makes announcement in Walhalla

South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers produce more profitable crops. During the recent meeting of the Oconee Fruit Growers in Walhalla, Clemson Extension announced the hiring of two new fruit crop specialists, Brett Blaauw and Tom Kon.  Both men have joint appointments with Clemson. Blaauw is a peach entomologist from the University of Georgia with research […]

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