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Salem Water Department welcomes new employee

May 14, 2014

After being approved by the Salem Town Council last night, Stephen Rochester joins the Salem Water Department as a new employee. Rochester started his new job today.  

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United front marshaled for 1-cent tax

May 14, 2014

Those who have a stake in the success of an Oconee County ballot proposition this fall intend to offer a united front when it comes to its passage. An example is the attitude taken by Danny Day, an assistant public defender who chairs the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Day predicts that adding a penny…

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Open house to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s performance

May 14, 2014

The government’s nuclear watchdog has scheduled an open house to discuss how well the Oconee Nuclear Station did its job in 2013. It’s an informal open house scheduled by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take place 6 o’clock Thursday evening, May 22 at Duke’s World of Energy, and the public is invited. There will be…

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Fake FedEx checks passed in Walhalla

May 14, 2014

Three counterfeit FedEx checks were passed recently at a Walhalla convenience store, and the police have identified three out of town residents as the suspects. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Lt. Paul Harris is pursuing arrest warrants for the three alleging that they managed to cash three bad checks for a total of $730 dollars. It’s…

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New Seneca drug sweep

May 14, 2014

A new drug sweep in Seneca targets 34 suspects. By 10:45 this morning, one dozen suspects were in custody. Chief of Police John Covington vowed, “We will continue actively seeking the remainder throughout the day, night and days to come until we have them all.” The results are what the police term undercover operations by…

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Motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecks in Walhalla

May 14, 2014

The Walhalla police say a motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecked this morning on Playground Road and one person was taken to the Oconee Jail. Lt. Matt Patterson said the police were alerted by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office that a county sheriff’s officer had spotted the Honda CR-V motorcycle on South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at…

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Bridge over Six Mile Creek to be replaced

May 14, 2014

South Carolina DOT plans to construct a new bridge to cross Six Mile Creek on secondary 160 (the Jones Mill Road) about 2.5 miles southwest of Six Mile in Pickens County. The existing bridge was severely damaged and suffered partial collapse last summer during heavy rain debris build-up. A temporary steel bridge was installed at…

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Highway 28 accident occurred in the median

May 14, 2014

The police say two people are being sent to the hospital from an accident this morning on highway 28 near the Walhalla city limit. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks said the driver and a passenger from one of the vehicles were on their way by ambulance to the Oconee Medical Center. At the scene, the police…

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Disputed $610K payment “encumbered”

May 14, 2014

Chairman Joel Thrift of the Oconee County Council expressed hope last night that the county and the Joint Regional Sewer Authority can reach an amicable solution to a dispute that threatens sewer expansion in the unincorporated areas of the county. A withheld annual payment of $610 thousand by the county to the sewer authority was…

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Second budget version voted

May 14, 2014

Oconee County councilmen, meeting as the budget committee, have accepted a substitute budget as presented by Scott Moulder, the county administrator. The council accepted an amendment from District One’s Paul Corbeil that restores $60 thousand for animal spay and neuter and adds $50 thousand for the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau. The new budget version…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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