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Hear the candidates this evening!

March 12, 2014

The re-scheduled Limited Government of Oconee political forum for the District Three county council candidates takes place at 5:30 this evening at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet make this joint appearance in advance of their meeting April 1 in a special GOP primary. They seek their party’s nomination to run to…

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Elderly woman suffers burns

March 12, 2014

A 91-year old woman is said to have suffered leg burns when a brush fire got out of control yesterday afternoon on Seneca’s S. Oak Street. The fire was quickly doused, but the injured homeowner required hospital treatment.

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Airport: “Not a sleepy little place”

March 12, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of Oconee, across the lake from Clemson, the county airport can give a wrong impression. But District Two Councilman Wayne McCall says the airport is a county gem. He and other councilmen agreed last night with the airport manager, Kevin Short, that there is money to be made there. That’s…

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Put it on the market, councilmen say

March 12, 2014

The consensus of an Oconee County committee is that 502 E. Main Street has served its purposes as county offices, and it’s now time for the old house to be put on the market. By placing it on the market, Councilman Paul Corbeil says it could mean that property can be restored to the city…

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Five challenged ballots could change outcome

March 12, 2014

Last night’s Seneca vote tally unofficially gives two incumbents and two challengers seats on the city council. But the election director stressed the outcome remains unofficial until tomorrow morning when the commissioners examine five challenged ballots. Those ballots could change the order of finish involving the fourth and fifth place voter-getters. As announced last night,…

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Walhalla to issue Streetscape announcement

March 12, 2014

Builder Neal Workman was part of a Streetscape executive session last night at Walhalla City Hall. Afterward Mayor Danny Edwards said, “We did some things.” But the mayor referred 96.3/WGOG NEWS to a statement to be issued today by City Administrator Nancy Goehle. There’s speculation there is to be some role for Workman’s Trehel Corporation…

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Fire damages three structures

March 12, 2014

Fire late yesterday afternoon in the Townville area of Anderson County damaged three structures. Anderson County fire fighters received assistance from Oconee County’s Crossroads and Friendship fire departments. Those fire stations, according to Oconee Chief Charlie King, sent one engine, two tankers, and 15 fire fighters.

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ONS’s 2013 performance, as judged by the NRC

March 11, 2014

The federal watchdog agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has determined that the overall performance of Duke Energy’s Oconee nuclear units in 2013 preserved public health and safety and met all cornerstone objectives. The NRC informed Scott Batson, Oconee Site Vice President, by letter March 4 that all inspection findings had very low safety significance. The…

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Homeowner’s actions key to arrest

March 11, 2014
Homeowner’s actions key to arrest

  According to an Oconee Sheriff’s Office incident report, the actions of a homeowner helped lead to the arrest last week of a Pickens man—one of two persons implicated in a Lake Keowee area crime. Authorities arrested and charged Jamie Lee McAlister, 25 years old, with burglary first degree and larceny at a home on Katelynn…

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Duncan comments on international crises

March 11, 2014

Whether it’s Venezeula or the Ukraine, Congressman Jeff Duncan says he believes the U-S plays an important role as those two counties strive for more freedom. But the South Carolina 3rd District congressman says he does not support U-S military intervention in either one.

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