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Something to be said for just showing up!

May 22, 2014
Something to be said for just showing up!

 One-half dozen Oconee County high school seniors are set to graduate in the next two weeks with perfect attendance. The six Oconee seniors recognized for having attended school throughout their academic years without missing a day are Austin Stone and Regan Baumgarner of Walhalla High School and Stephen Brooks, Brooklyn Garrett, Traymall Holland and Jalen…

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NRC open house tonight at the World of Energy

May 22, 2014

Staff at the U-S Nuclear Regulatory Commission concluded that Duke Energy’s Oconee Units 1, 2, and 3 operated safely in 2013, and there were no inspection findings or performance indicators that would cause the NRC to increase its level of oversight and inspection. An open house public meeting to explain those findings takes place at…

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Safety and stewardship on Oconee lakes

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day marks the traditional start of the summer recreation season. Duke Energy encourages everyone to practice safety while boating and enjoying other activities on lakes Keowee and Jocassee. Everyone can make a difference by knowing and following all state-required safety rules and guidelines for boat operations, and ensuring each boat has the required safety…

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Remember safety when outdoors!

May 22, 2014

The U-S Army Corps of Engineers and other boating safety advocates are promoting National Safe Boating Week. According to Coast Guard statistics, recreation boating accidents last year in the U-S accounted for 560 deaths, 2,620 injuries and about $39 million of damage to property. So far, the corps has recorded no recreation-related fatalities at its…

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No legal opinion after all?

May 21, 2014

Questions today on whether a legal opinion will ever be issued as a way to to decide who’s right in a dispute between the Oconee School District and the County Treasurer. Treasurer Greg Nowell told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this week that he was left with the impression recently that the Attorney General’s Office that the state…

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Former Clemson student draws prison term

May 21, 2014

  A former Clemson University student from Westminster pleaded guilty in the Pickens County General Sessions Court to strong armed robbery of the university pharmacy. The guilty plea brought to a halt a jury trial which had passed the stage of testimony by several witnesses. Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said Thomas Carl Wyatt was…

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Lake swimming being readied at Oconee State Park

May 21, 2014

Attendants at the Oconee State Park at Mountain Rest already know the Memorial Day holiday weekend is going to be a big one. And, to help get ready, park staff this weekend will be preparing the park beach for visitors to enjoy another season of swimming and recreation. Joanna White, park director, says Oconee State…

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Oconee Democrats support Dr. Tom Thomson

May 21, 2014

Oconee Democrats have announced their support of a candidate next month for State Superintendent of Education. Dr. Tom Thomson is one of four candidates entered in the June 10 primary to decide the Democratic Party’s nominee. Last Saturday Thomson spoke to Oconee Democratic Party members and guests during a meeting at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center. In…

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Applicants may send their resumes

May 21, 2014

199 Keowee Business Parkway in Seneca is the address where a maker of plastics and injection molding will establish a new operation. Reports today vary on the number of jobs to be created—from 68 to 77. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says they are to be good paying jobs. The new manufacturer is Plastic…

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Trash dump catches on fire

May 21, 2014

Fire broke out early last night inside the pit at the Oconee County commercial and demolition landfill near Seneca. The call came around 7:30 and they were able to put a stop to what was a fire that measured 100 by 100 feet. Seneca fire fighters sprayed water onto the fire and a bulldozer moved…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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