Paying to sewer the I-85 corridor

Scott Moulder says the money required to bring piped sewer to the four-mile stretch of Oconee on I-85 is money that simply is not laying around in the county’s coffers.  But the county administrator said today the county’s newly-hired grant writer has identified as many as four potential sources for the county to access what it will need.  The county […]

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Degraded cables require special inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this morning it will begin a special inspection at Duke’s Oconee nuclear plant to assess the degradation of power cables on startup transformers for two of the plant’s three units.  The special inspection starts tomorrow.  According to the NRC, “A plant operator making routine inspections on Dec. 7 discovered a cable that should have been […]

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Career expo this week

Learn about short-term job training and scholarships to pay for it during a career expo this week at Tri-County Technical College.  The expo takes place at Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton campus Friday from 9 a-m to 1 p-m.  Those who attend may interview with companies, learn about the QuickJobs career training programs, and how the training […]

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Margie Frances Dotson

Margie Frances Cohen Dotson, 91, of Salem died Sunday at National Health Care in Laurens.  She was the widow of Carl William Dotson.  The funeral will be 11 am Friday at Oconee Memorial Park Chapel, with entombment to follow.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family […]

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Nearly 71 inches’ rain in 2015

In a look back at the year just finished, the Walhalla Weather Observer recounts nearly 71 inches of rain—making 2015 one of the wettest but not the wettest in all the years that her family has kept records.  Ironically, the first three days of 2016 saw no measurable amounts of rain at the Walhalla weather station maintained by Barbara Wilson.  […]

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William Howard Bentley

William Howard Bentley, 75, of 196 Burns Mill Road, West Union died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Joan Seay Bentley.  The funeral will be 4 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 2:30-3:30 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home, prior to the service.  In place of flowers, the family suggests that memorials […]

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Plans set for members’ meeting

Plans are set for the annual members’ meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  Bob Winchester, executive director, says this is a meeting designed for officials of Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster and will take place one week from tonight at the rebuilt Seneca Water Treatment Plant at Normandy Shores. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee’s first newborn

A seven-pound, seven-ounce baby girl is Oconee Memorial Hospital’s first born in 2016. McKenzie Mattie Dyar entered the world at 4:43 New Year’s Day morning.  She measured 19 inches in length.  Her parents are Cassidy and Austin Dyar. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Auditors at Seneca City Hall

In the closing days of 2015 auditors were a common sight at the Seneca City Hall. In cooperation with the city’s financial staff, the external auditors are gathering information for the 2014-15 audit.  City Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey says auditor Mike Stancil will present the audit during a city council meeting. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Edward Thomas Woods

Edward Thomas Woods, 84, of 309 Filo Road, Seneca died Saturday at home.  He was the husband of Margaret Brown Woods.  The funeral will be 11 am Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home. The family is at […]

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