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Effort to curb underage drinking draws attention

April 9, 2014

Efforts being made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office to help curb underage drinking are drawing plaudits in South Carolina’s capital city. In Columbia, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office received a recognition award during the April 1 South Carolina Underage Drinking Leadership Summit. The award was given by the South Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Teams. Lt. Jeremy Chapman says…

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Sirens (test only) to sound shortly!

April 9, 2014

The sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station are to be tested around 11:50 this morning. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

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CU names new money-counter

April 9, 2014
CU names new money-counter

Clemson University employee Steven Crump of Anderson has been named associate vice president and controller. Crump succeeds Charles Tegen, who has been controller for 25 years and with the university 35 years. Tegen will continue as an associate vice president working on strategic tasks and goals.

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A special day today

April 9, 2014

As proclaimed by the Governor, today is Volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Services Appreciation Day in South Carolina. Charlie King, the Oconee fire chief, hopes you will take a minute to salute the more than 500 men and women who volunteer their time and skills to keep Oconee safe. Over the past year, they have answered…

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“Why our tax dollars aren’t coming back to us”

April 9, 2014

Oconee County Democrats this month will hear about the financial relationship between county and state. Their guest speaker will be County Councilman Reg Dexter. The District Five representative will address the topic: “Why our tax dollars aren’t coming back to us.” Everyone is invited to hear Dexter at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, April 19. The…

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Plea of guilt for failure to register

April 9, 2014

An Oconee resident has been sentenced for a third offense failure to register on the county’s registry of sex offenders. Cynthia Renee Brooks was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to three years and two years probation with credit for time already served, according to Deputy Kelly Winchester. Winchester serves as Sex Offender Registrar…

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Seneca property to be annexed

April 9, 2014

Seneca-owned property east of the city limits is being positioned to be annexed. During city council’s regular April meeting, the council gave its mayor and its city administrator the authority to sign a petition to annex Seneca’s property at the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant adjoining the Utica community. In tandem with Oconee County, Seneca…

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Georgia business fire fills area sky with smoke

April 9, 2014

  A fire chief in Stephens County, Georgia said as many as 300 junk cars caught fire yesterday on the premises of Carter’s Royal Dispos-All near Rock Creek Road. It was a fire that spread to a building, a shed and countless car parts. No one reported hurt. Toccoa’s WNEG reports the smoke could be…

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Gas pump prices jump 17 cents

April 8, 2014

The news about the price at the pump got even worse today. Since March 8, South Carolina drivers have been paying an additional 17 cents. “Spring is a difficult time for drivers, when gas prices typically rise due to refinery maintenance,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. Beyond seasonal maintenance, refineries must…

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DOT has game plan for filling the potholes

April 8, 2014

Patching the potholes on state-maintained roads and highways across Oconee County is a year-round job. But that job escalates when warmer weather allows DOT maintenance crews to mix tar and asphalt. A patching crew from the DOT district is due to arrive in the next couple of weeks to fill what Mike Smith calls “some…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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