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Rain unlikely to deter campers

July 2, 2013
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What a difference a year makes. This time last year Oconee County baked in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. So dry and hot that an island which caught fire in Lake Keowee was allowed to burn itself out. Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the first half of this year has…

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Spillway gate tests next week

July 2, 2013
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Spillway gate tests next week

The Corps of Engineers next week conducts required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 are to ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam, along with…

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Road patrol makes weekend arrests

July 2, 2013
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Road patrol deputies made four arrests at two locations over the weekend in Oconee County. A license checkpoint at 2:25 Saturday morning at south highway 11 and Critter Road resulted in the arrests of the driver and a passenger. Officers say the driver, 25-year old Seneca resident Jonathan Paul Craig was charged with possession of…

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Search crews locate kayaker’s body

July 2, 2013
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After 13 days, search crews have again located the body of Thomas Hill in the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Rainfall, however, has caused river flows to rise above safe levels. They hope to start this morning to recover the Tampa, Florida man’s body and return it to his family. “We have located Mr. Hill’s…

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Gaming machine ruling next week

July 1, 2013
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A two-hour court hearing has ended in Walhalla, with a promise by the judge to decide the fate of Palmetto Skills machines seized this year in Oconee County. Not only does Magistrate Blake Norton have direct testimony to review, but a lengthy written case file that includes briefs by the South Carolina Attorney General and…

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Celebrate Stumphouse

July 1, 2013
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Everyone has reason to celebrate the preservation of one thousand acres near Walhalla. The third bi-ennial picnic to celebrate the preservation of 1,000 acres at Stumphouse Mountain takes place Saturday, August 3 at the park shed, next to the historical tunnel. Organizer J-Harold Thomas invites everyone to bring a picnic lunch. Lunch will be served…

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Seneca halts one pickup service

July 1, 2013
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The start of a new government year today for Seneca means a halt in one of the services by the city’s Public Works Department. Mark Krabbe, public works director, says a cost factor is behind the decision to stop curbside recyclable residential pick-ups. “All of our other residential services will stay the same,” Krabbe said.…

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In spite of rising levels, recovery resumes

July 1, 2013
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More rain in the area has officials keeping a close eye on the rising levels of the Chattooga River. The effort to find and retrieve the body of the missing kayaker resumed this morning, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service.  With one-half year of the calendar year now complete,…

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Year’s first horse death from EEE

July 1, 2013
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The first death of a horse this year in South Carolina from Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in an announcement from Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. A foal from Sumter County that died recently tested positive for the disease. Two adult horses that died at the…

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An NRC request of Duke Energy

July 1, 2013
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Before a change is considered, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting more information from Duke Energy. It’s part of a current regulatory process involving the electric utility and the government agency watchdog. According to an NRC letter last week to Scott Batson, Site Vice President at Oconee Nuclear, the revision would permit each of the…

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