No findings of more than minor significance

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission informed Duke Energy yesterday that inspectors this month “did not identify any findings or violations of more than minor significance” in Units 1, 2, and 3 at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  The announcement was made by the NRC’s Brian Bonser in correspondence to Thomas Ray, Duke’s site vice president at the Oconee plant.  A […]

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Zenobia Jeannette Grant

Zenobia Jeannette Mize Grant, 92 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 28th, 2016 at GHS.   Memorial services will be held 11am Saturday, Dec. 31st, 2016 at the Brown-Oglesby Chapel with Dr. C Von Reynolds officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am prior to the service. Brown-Oglesby is assisting the family.

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Kick the tobacco habit, for good

Smokers who want to kick the habit are likely to make a New Year’s resolution.  The South Carolina Tobacco Quitline can help, no matter the stage of the quit process that you are in.  The DHEC-administered S.C. Tobacco Quitline features free, one-on-one telephone coaching, web-based and text message support, help to develop personalized quit plans and, to eligible callers, free […]

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Committee to interview magistrate hopefuls

As is his custom, the resident Oconee state senator will choose a committee to pore thru the applicants for the part-time position of county magistrate.  Then Senator Thomas Alexander makes a recommendation for appointment to the Governor.  An earlier 101.7/WGOG story incorrectly stated that the county’s three-member delegation would interview the candidates.  Last June Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons appealed to […]

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Siren test next month!

Duke Energy has announced that a test of the notification sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will take place  Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  At approximately 11:50 a.m.,the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to assure each siren works properly. The full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter in cooperation with […]

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“Best kept secret” is 1951 Wells Highway

Inside a brick building near Seneca there’s a state office that Shelia Ford considers the “best kept secret” in the area.  It’s the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department at 1951 Wells Highway, serving Oconee and Pickens counties with services to those with up to 130 disabilities.  Shelia Ford is the area supervisor.  An open house in October allowed the community […]

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Convenience store robbed near I-85

A robber stole money last night from the Bountyland Quik Stop on highway 11 near I-85.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office described the robber as a male who demanded money, but did not show a weapon.  Other surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified and the case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. “Due to the fact that this […]

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