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OC factory to make upgrade

December 9, 2013

A $5 million investment is being announced today to upgrade the Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire plant near Westminster. The Westminster Highway operation makes precision flat and fine wire products, along with a special ribbon in the manufacture of solar modules. And the Westminster plant also operates a focus factory dedicated to the research development of…

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For a second time, fire damages Utica home

December 9, 2013

Fire fighters say they quickly put a stop to a fire yesterday at a home near Seneca without anyone having been hurt. But it was the second time since Thanksgiving that fire fighters have found themselves faced by a fire at that same Utica address. Once again, according to Oconee Deputy Fire Chief Grahl Haney…

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Graham to enroll in Obamacare SC

December 9, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham will enroll in Obamacare’s South Carolina health care exchange and forego the special taxpayer subsidy available to members of Congress. “I don’t think Members of Congress should get a special deal,” Graham said in a statement from Washington. “Obamacare is being pushed on the American people and we should live under…

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Volunteers flock to Lake Jocassee

December 9, 2013

On a windy, chilly morning volunteers filled 47 bags with trash found in Oconee County’s Lake Jocassee. Brooks Wade, who helped coordinate the effort, said it was an impressive load of debris—including a 15-gallon garbage can, a five gallon bucket, a car bumper, a pontoon boat door, a piece of guardrail and a table.

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New date for the Walhalla parade

December 9, 2013

Walhalla has a new date and time for its 2013 Christmas parade. It’s now 5:30 tomorrow evening.

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95 WW2 veterans identified in OC

December 9, 2013

An effort to identify Second World War veterans living in Oconee County, so far, has produced 95 men and women. The county Office of Veterans Affairs seeks to identify additional numbers, but will impose a deadline for its project. “We are going to continue to look for our ‘greatest generation’ through December 31,” V-A Director…

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First Family’s Christmas open house

December 9, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family invite South Carolinians to join them for a Christmas open house tonight—5:3o to 7:30 at the Governor’s Mansion. The event is free of charge, open to the public and no reservations are required. The First Family requests that guests consider bringing canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank,…

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What ONS has learned from Japan tsunami

December 9, 2013

Outages and a lengthy refueling kept Scott Batson on the job 55 straight days at Oconee Nuclear Station. That has been a hard-at-it work schedule for the Pickens native who has the overall responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of the nuclear plant. And that’s why, he said, he can’t answer a question about…

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Tree-planting called off

December 9, 2013

Not only has the wet weather been a bane for local and area Christmas parades, it has taken a toll on other outdoor activities. Including Westminster’s annual part in Arbor Day USA. City Administrator David Smith says, over 5 to 6 years, a variety trees has been planted—such as apple and dogwood. Only one of…

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New lawsuit by town home owners

December 9, 2013

A new lawsuit has been filed for owners of town homes at Stoneledge at Lake Keowee. Early last month the homeowners, in their capacity as the Stoneledge property owners association, won verdicts in the amount of $5 million against builders and others involved in the construction of their complex. The plaintiffs take the position they…

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