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Millions spent, but JRSA not satisfied

January 14, 2014

Upgrades in an important sewer basin between Seneca and Clemson have allowed the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to emerge out from under a state consent order. But Bob Winchester, executive director of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, says while what the JRSA is left with does work, the end product is not entirely satisfactory.…

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Getting in on the 1-cent proposition

January 14, 2014

The volunteer group working to establish a 9-11 memorial in Oconee County applied this week for a spot on the county’s 1-cent sales tax referendum. Assistant Chief Brandon Shirley of the Keowee Fire Department, 9-11 committee chairman, submitted the application that seeks $420 thousand to build what the group believes will be the “finest 9-11…

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New health policy being considered by OSB

January 14, 2014

A policy change being considered by the Oconee School Board of Trustees will enhance the safety of students with allergies who are at risk for anaphylactic shock. At last night’s work session Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, introduced for consideration the idea of district schools stocking epinephrine dosage pens for use as required on…

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JRSA’s 2013 in review

January 14, 2014

Bob Winchester may have covered it all last night as he stood in Walhalla and reported on the activities and financial condition of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. As executive director of the county’s treatment plant, it fell to Winchester to conduct the JRSA’s annual meeting, for which leaders of the three member cities…

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Pioneer’s request tabled for a month

January 14, 2014
Pioneer’s request tabled for a month

In Hart County, the water and sewer authority board for that northeast Georgia county has tabled until next month a request from its South Carolina neighbor, the Pioneer Rural Water District, for assistance. Officials representing Pioneer, a retail water supplier for parts of Oconee and Anderson counties, went into last night’s meeting in Hartwell in…

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Barn fire at Crossroads

January 14, 2014

Fire broke out early last night in a barn inside the service territory of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Oconee County dispatchers say no one was injured in the fire at Hawk Ridge Drive near the Williams Farm Road. The barn was destroyed, but owner George Chandler says he wants all to know that he’s…

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Salem leaders set meeting

January 13, 2014

Salem Town Council holds its regular February meeting at 6 o’clock tomorrow night at Town Hall.

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Anderson attorney pleads guilt to obstruction

January 13, 2014

An attorney in Anderson pleaded guilty to obstruction. Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced the plea of guilt from Charles Anderson, an Anderson, South Carolina attorney, came in front of U-S District Judge Michelle Childs in Greenville. The government announcement quotes government documents as saying the 44-year old Anderson…

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Getting re-started after the holidays

January 13, 2014

The holidays forced a slow down in the work done by a committee in Seneca to figure out a future use for former school property. But now that the Christmas and New Year’s holidays have passed the work of the Kellett Project Committee resumes. A representative of that committee of neighborhood and city leaders says…

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Special meeting tonight

January 13, 2014

A called meeting of the Pickens County School Board takes place tonight at 6 o’clock. One of the items for discussion is what Phillip Bowers calls “millage stabilization.” Bowers, chairman of the Pickens GOP and a board critic, calls millage stabilization a back-door tax increase.

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
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