Reaction to the Graham pullout

Lindsey Graham’s pullout is no surprise to a top fellow Oconee Republican.  Bob Skipp, chairman of the county party, says, “He probably realized he wouldn’t win the primary in South Carolina which might wind up being a little embarrassing to him.”  Skipp doesn’t believe Graham is thru with Presidential politics. He thinks Graham will endorse a fellow Republican and believes […]

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Sanitation pick up schedules

Walhalla residential garbage pickups scheduled Thursday on Christmas Eve and Friday on Christmas Day will instead be made on Wednesday, according to a City Hall announcement.  A spokesman for Seneca said the holidays mean no changes in his city.  Seneca pickups Thursday and Friday will be made on schedule, according to word passed down to us from Mark Krabbe, public […]

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Graham ends Presidential run

Oconee’s Lindsey Graham announced this morning he is dropping out of the race for President.  Graham, a U-S senator, had made national security the top plank of his bid, but could not break out of a second tier of Republican hopefuls for their party’s nomination next year. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Homicide: “No threat to the community”

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the case of a homicide last night near Westminster is not a threat to the community.  Crenshaw spoke of the shooting death of Jesse Eugene Mulkey, 33-year old Westminster resident, who Coroner Karl Addis says was shot around 10 last night at 330 Brock Road.  Mulkey died two hours later at a Greenville hospital.  Crenshaw told […]

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Thousands more to travel this week

Gas pump prices are down, and thousands of additional South Carolinians are expected to travel during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.  The motor club AAA’s prediction is that 1.3 million South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more.  The Christmas/New Year’s travel holiday is defined as Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.  The longest holiday travel period […]

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Fire protection inspection ahead at Oconee Nuclear

Duke Energy has been notified to prepare early next year for two weeks of fire protection inspections at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  Inspectors from the government watchdog agency NRC have scheduled weeks in February and March to examine Oconee Nuclear’s fire protection program.  The inspectors, from the Atlanta office of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will be led by Jonathan Montgomery, […]

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The Blood Connection expands

A hospital in western North Carolina has joined The Blood Connection, based in Piedmont, South Carolina.  On December 1, The Blood Connection became the primary supplier of blood products for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, a member of Mission Health.  The Blood Connection’s Delisa English says the new partnership will held serves a broader community and a greater number of patients in need.  […]

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Early literacy program wraps up first year

A first-year early literacy program serving Oconee County hopes to double its accomplishments in year two.  BabyRead finished 2015 having served 10 families and 10 babies—the youngest at two months old.  BabyRead’s goal in 2016 is to serve 20 families.  Volunteers meet with families to read, talk, and sing. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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