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Two Walhalla traffic accidents

November 13, 2013

Two Walhalla traffic accidents occurred during the 9 o’clock hour this morning. Each occurred within a few minutes of the other and within one block of the other. The police say no one was hurt in either accident. The first wreck involved a government pick up truck and a van in what the police say…

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“Lakeview is their home”

November 13, 2013
“Lakeview is their home”

 Oconee County’s small Lakeview Assisted Living Facility, to some, may be a place forgotten or ignored. But its importance is striking, according to Doug Wright. The executive director of Senior Solutions said it took him a couple of years to properly grasp the role that Lakeview plays for those seniors with basically nowhere to go.…

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Camp tent near Seneca site of four arrests

November 13, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers say four people were ticketed for littering and violating the county’s drug paraphernalia law Saturday afternoon near Seneca, in the vicinity of Wells Highway and Stork’s Way. Officers were there to answer a call about someone living in a tent. They reported finding drug paraphernalia around the camp site and a red-colored…

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“We hope this never happens again”

November 13, 2013

The Seneca project to build a utilities complex in a neighborhood where it is not wanted is on an indefinite hold. In the meantime, a committee representing both the city and the homeowners will try for a resolution or a compromise. Mayor Dan Alexander made the announcement at last night’s city council meeting where protesters…

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Lakeview $10 thousand the better!

November 12, 2013

A small assisted living care facility, tucked away in a rural part of Oconee County, is $10 thousand better off today, thanks to the generosity of the foundation representing the communications giant Verizon. The donation by Verizon to Lakeview Assisted Care Facility, under the operation of Senior Solutions, was officially announced today in a ceremony…

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Boat ramps closed for repaving

November 12, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced the immediate start of projects to re-pave Lake Hartwell boat ramps. One is the ramp at Double Springs, near Townville in Anderson County. The other is the Jenkins Ferry boat ramp in Stephens County, Georgia. The parks remain open during the preliminary part of the re-paving, but will…

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Small leak idles Unit One

November 12, 2013

Trouble at Oconee Nuclear Station. We spoke to B-J Gatten at Duke’s World of Energy. “Over the weekend, operators at Oconee received indications about a small leak inside the Unit One containment building. The containment building is one of the most robust structures on the site….The small leak that they noticed was only about one-tenth…

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Depot sports new art show

November 12, 2013

Where can the works of Oconee County’s art teachers be seen in one setting? Well, the answer is the Westminster Depot. A reception for the art teachers and their works takes place 5 to 7 p-m Thursday night at the Depot. Everyone is invited to see the art work and meet the artists. Stan Dubose,…

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West Union sets agenda

November 12, 2013

Votes are scheduled at tonight’s West Union Town Council meeting on a restroom for the town park and a slide for the playground. Second and final reading is scheduled for a change to yard sale rules.

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Corbeil lauds “first-rate team”

November 12, 2013

An Oconee County group has been told it can rest with assurance that county government these days is operating better and with a greater efficiency than in recent years. And Paul Corbeil gives credit to the employee leading the flock. County Councilman Corbeil was a speaker Saturday at a meeting of Advocates for Quality Development.…

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