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Air base remains safe for now

December 12, 2014

The Coast Guard’s Air Facility in Charleston will stay open until at least January 1, 2016. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham made a joint announcement that the provision continuing operation of the facility was included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act—which Congress passed and sent to President Obama. In October, the Coast Guard announced…

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A way to check your ancestry

December 12, 2014

Oconee Public Library now features the Ancestry.com Library Edition database for genealogy research. According to Blair Hinson, branch services librarian, Ancestry.com is a well-recognized, comprehensive resource for researching family history. The database is free for library users through the public Internet computers and can also be used on users’ own devices through the library’s Wi-Fi…

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Jobs lost to China

December 12, 2014

America’s trade deficit with China has cost the U-S more than three million jobs, including 44,700 in South Carolina. A study released by the Economic Policy Institute ranks South Carolina 15th in the country. The study found that every congressional district except one has lost net job opportunities since 2001 when China joined the World…

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Gridiron fans fly into Oconee airport

December 12, 2014

For this year’s grudge match between the Tigers and the Gamecocks, fans flocked to the game by air. The Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson reported a busy day. So many planes that the airport approached the point of having no space to park them. Kevin Short, airport director, reported 44 planes arrived for the game,…

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Support for spending bill crossed party lines

December 12, 2014

Some Democrats parted with President Obama in the vote to approve a spending bill to keep the government running. Votes by some Republicans helped pass the $1 trillion measure. But the Third District Congressman voted no. Republican Jeff Duncan conceded the bill contains several good reforms, but he said, “I voted against the legislation because…

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Nationwide search leads to new airport director

December 12, 2014
Nationwide search leads to new airport director

 An out of state municipal airport director will become the new director of the Oconee Regional Airport. The choice of Sam Carver of Slidell, Louisiana was confirmed yesterday by Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder and formally announced during last evening’s meeting of the county Aeronautics Commission. Randy Renz, commission chairman, said Carver was the top…

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Water line break on Westminster Highway

December 11, 2014
Water line break on Westminster Highway

 A water line break on SC 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway is shooting water 50 feet or higher into the air.  The break has occurred near 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Cottage development facing fine

December 11, 2014

At a meeting today in Columbia, an Oconee County home project faces a penalty potential for violating the state’s swimming pool regulations. The staff of the Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends that its governing board assess an $800 dollar fine against the Pier at Clemson, a Lake Hartwell cottage home development, for failure…

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“Things looking pretty good”–Yandle

December 11, 2014

An area economist’s take on the country’s financial condition is that “things are looking pretty good.” Dr. Bruce Yandle gave one of his economic forecasts to today’s well-attended business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. He coupled what he sees ahead with a review of current conditions. And, in a reference to the Great Recession…

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Fallen tree blocks Walhalla street

December 11, 2014

A tree that fell late yesterday afternoon temporarily blocked part of a Walhalla street. The fire department and others resorted to blocking N. Church near Broad Street for about one hour while the tree was removed. Last week a large tree fell onto power lines on West Union’s Main Street and created a major outage.…

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