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Two trials make for an especially busy week or two

October 25, 2013

Two trials to begin in Walhalla will make for an especially busy Monday at the Oconee Courthouse—and you can expect parking spaces to be at a premium for much of the day. Monday will see the start of one week of General Sessions Court and the start of what may be two weeks of Common…

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Board will pursue “a finding of fact”

October 25, 2013

To resolve an administrative appeal, the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals next month will pursue a finding of fact and issue an order. It’s all aimed at resolving whether a man in Mountain Rest may use a tower for the purpose of acting as an internet service provider. Howard Hopkins told the board Thursday night…

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Just what is the staff’s process?

October 25, 2013

In the view of Gary Littlefield, the entire Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will be better off if it knows more about the process that the county staff follows regarding applications to allow communication cell towers. Oconee County forbids such towers, unless a special exception to the zoning law is granted. And such an exception…

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Drop-off site on National Pill Take Back Day

October 25, 2013

Clemson Free Clinic is a drop-off location for National Pill Take Back Day. The day is tomorrow, and the general public is invited to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, un-used and un-wanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The drop off-site, at 1200 Tiger Boulevard, is open…

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A memorial to the late Henry Biemann

October 25, 2013

A ceremony takes place November 9 at Walhalla’s Stumphouse Tunnel Park to dedicate a trail sign, as a memorial to Henry D. Biemann III, a city fire fighter known also for his work as a Boy Scout leader. The sign officially names a little more than one mile of a hiking trail for the late…

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Exception made for cell tower

October 25, 2013

Oconee County made an exception last night to allow a cell phone tower in a Lake Keowee area plagued by spotty reception. The special exception to the zoning law will allow American Tower Company, on behalf of A-T-and-T, to put up a 180-foot mono-pole along Stamp Creek Road. “Under the ordinance we would have the…

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Scientists gather today at Clemson

October 25, 2013

The region’s leading scientists gather today at Clemson to discuss the causative agents for some of human beings most devastating illnesses. Those diseases include malaria, dysentery, and meningitis. It’s a day long symposium.

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Businessman joins Clemson Board of Trustees

October 24, 2013

Effective immediately, Charlotte, North Carolina businessman Mark Richardson has been named to the Clemson University Board of Trustees. He’s a 1983 alumnus who was a member of the Tigers’ national championship football team two years earlier. He’s part of the family which started the Carolina Panthers franchise. For the last four years, Richardson has managed…

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Car accident on By-Pass 123

October 24, 2013

An ambulance is at the scene of a car accident at this hour on By-Pass 123 in Seneca. At least one car is involved in front of the Wendy’s Restaurant.

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New ID protection service available today

October 24, 2013

Today’s the day South Carolina taxpayers may begin to sign up for a second year of identity and credit protection, with a new company contracted by the state. Like last year’s service, this new service is available at no charge. The second year is available thru the company CSID. You can contact them at www.scidprotection.com…

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