Oconee Nuclear’s mid-cycle performance

Oconee Nuclear Station received its latest report card this week from the government watchdog agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  NRC inspectors say all of their findings amounted to “very low” safety significance.  In a letter to Scott Batson, Oconee site vice president, the NRC’s Joel Munday said, “The NRC has determined the performance at Oconee Units 1, 2, and 3 […]

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Inabinet applauds County Council

Chairman Andy Inabinett of the Oconee School Trustees expressed his gratitude today to the County Council for keeping the 2015 tax rate the same as it was for last year.  While it’s likely bad news to the pocketbooks of taxpayers, the decision to maintain 140 mills for the school district keeps on line the district’s projections for revenue and expenses […]

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Tech campus “probably three years”

An official of Tri-County Technical College cautioned a meeting in Seneca today to be patient awaiting the opening of the college’s Oconee County campus.  “Probably three years” is what Tammy Stout Fiske said during today’s Rotary club meeting.  Nevertheless, excitement about the good that can come from a college campus in the county abounds—a month and a half after the […]

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Walhalla to consider annexation/zoning

  City Hall is getting involved in the project to locate a Zaxby’s restaurant on highway 28.  City officials say October 1 is under consideration as the meeting date for the Walhalla Planning Commission.  James Ashton, code enforcement officer for the city, says the planning commission would have a dual role at the meeting.  One is to consider whether to […]

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Contracting a new water line

At the September meeting of Walhalla City Council, Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell plans to move that HDH Construction of Seneca be awarded a $90,5626 thousand dollar contract to build a new 8-inch water line in the vicinity of Scenic Chevrolet.  HDH is owned by Heath Hutchinson.  

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Streetscape awaits Duke

Curb work is taking place today in Walhalla’s Streetscape project at both Main and N. Tugaloo and at Main and College.  According to Hutch ‘n Son, the general contractor, “We are still waiting on Duke Power to change over the power on the North Side.  When they do the poles can be removed and we can start the straight line […]

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Car-bicycle accident

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A bicyclist was hurt in an accident this morning involving a SUV near downtown Walhalla. The accident on W. Main near N. Church occurred during the 9 o’clock hour.  At the scene the bicyclist was loaded into an Oconee hospital ambulance with what appeared to be non-serious injuries.  According to a police officer, both the bike and the SUV were […]

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Will alternative resolution dispute do the trick?

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A lawsuit between Westminster and its former bank may reach a resolution outside the columns and pillars of a courthouse.  An attorney was appointed last week to mediate the financial dispute the City of Westminster is waging against First Citizens Bank—with whom the city did its banking.  That is, until a former police chief embezzled money from the city’s account.  […]

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