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Nuclear industry takes heed of Japan tragedies

January 6, 2015

A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission indicates the industry, including Duke Energy, is taking heed of lessons learned from 2011 when a large earthquake, accompanied by a tsunami, inflicted heavy damage to a Japanese nuclear plant. Nearly four years later discussions continue between the NRC and Duke as to how better protect Duke’s power…

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Rotary to hear from auditorium director

January 6, 2015

Bill Chiusano, executive director of the Walhalla Civic Auditorium, speaks at today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club.

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Oconee home to 66 child guardians, but needs more

January 5, 2015

Oconee County is home to 66 guardians ad Litem, but can always use more. Michelle Norris hopes as many caring adults as possible will volunteer. Norris explained the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem program to today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. At no fault of their own, children are often uprooted from their homes…

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Job fair can be a first step

January 5, 2015

SC Works and Tri-County Tech are reaching out this week to the unemployed and the under-employed by holding a job fair and training expo. The event is for residents of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties from 9 a-m to noon Friday at the Industrial and Business Development Center on Tech’s Pendleton campus. The goal is…

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Happy New Year from the IRS

January 5, 2015

A New Year’s greeting from the IRS means the tax season is approaching. And, one of the first decisions that taxpayers must make is how they plan to file. If you plan to use the services of a paid tax professional, as more than half of taxpayers do, make sure you pick a professional you…

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Business Forum this Thursday

January 5, 2015

If you have been to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport lately, you know the airport is no longer a country airport. Its president/CEO, Dave Edwards, will be in Oconee County this week to make a public address. The public is invited to hear Edwards at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development, as he speaks to the…

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Blood drive to benefit Animal Shelter

January 5, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office will host a blood drive Saturday to benefit the county’s Animal Shelter. The event will take place noon until 4 o’clock at the shelter, off highway 123. A TBC donor card or a photo ID is required to donate. Individuals can donate blood every 56 days and you must be at least…

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Anderson County road work underway

January 5, 2015

A road work project is underway today in Anderson County along a 1.5 mile stretch of U-S 178. The contractor is doing work inside a lane closure and motorists should be prepared to slow down and stop between the 178 intersections with Levis Smith and Five Forks roads. All motorists along this section of state…

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New Year means new and expanded hours

January 5, 2015

The Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla ushered in 2015 with new and expanded hours. It’s an effort to better serve Oconee County residents and visitors. The heritage center, on Brown’s Square in Walhalla, will follow 11 a-m to 5 p-m hours Tuesday through Saturday. The center is closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, special appointment…

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Oconee Memorial’s first arrival in 2015

January 5, 2015

The first 2015 baby born at the Oconee Memorial Hospital was a boy who weighed in at five pounds, seven ounces. Yasmin Garcia Zapata gave birth to Aaiden Abimael Guzman Garcia at 7:18 Friday night.

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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