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All-time record for winter energy use

January 8, 2014

For winter power use, Duke Energy companies report all-time records. And Duke is thanking customers who have conserved during the extreme weather event. Those cutbacks have helped ease the burden on the utility system. For Duke Energy Carolinas, a new winter usage peak of 5,105 megawatt-hours was set yesterday in the hour ending at 8…

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Job fair and training expo Friday

January 8, 2014

Help will be available Friday at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Tech for the unemployed and under-employed. A job fair and training expo arranged by the college and local SC Works Centers will run 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center. Participants get the chance to meet and interview with area…

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Leaks countywide, schools not spared

January 8, 2014

Home and business owners across Oconee County are fretting over water leaks, now that the temperatures are slowly beginning their climb. And the public schools are not spared. Crews have encountered leaks that have damaged district property, including the field house at West-Oak High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, estimated the field…

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50 new jobs destined for Anderson

January 8, 2014

Anderson County can count on 50 new jobs. According to an announcement today from the office of Governor Haley, packIQ on American Way in Anderson will make a $2.1 million investment to meet an increased demand for packaging solutions. The expansion means a complete shipping rack fabrication facility, with powder coat paint and polyurea coating…

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Network close to being ready

January 8, 2014

The Oconee County administrator indicates the three-plus year project to bring access to high-speed internet is close to being ready for full operation. Scott Moulder reported at last night’s County Council meeting that eight companies have interest in playing some part in how to manage and operate the Oconee broadband network.  

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Bank robbery in Anderson

January 8, 2014
Bank robbery in Anderson

It wasn’t too cold yesterday for a bank robbery. In Anderson, a white male held up the Park Sterling Bank on N. Main Street. The police say he wore all black clothing and dark sunglasses. The robber handed the teller a note, demanding money. The Anderson police (at 864-221-8980) request the public’s help in identifying…

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Water improvement project meeting today

January 8, 2014

A meeting takes place today to plan the second phase of a project to replace old water lines in a former Walhalla textile mill village. The work will benefit residents who live in the vicinity of the former Avondale manufacturing plant, Walhalla’s last textile plant. Scott Parris, utilities director, told the mayor and city council…

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Finally, those bathrooms to be built!

January 8, 2014

Walhalla city leaders say a set of bathrooms for the Old St. John Meeting House and Kaufman Square are going to get built after all. The city council’s general government committee last night agreed to recommend the selection of the low bidder. If the contract is approved by the full city council, Duvall Builders gets…

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Meeting postponed

January 8, 2014

An Oconee County councilman has announced the postponement of a meeting this evening between county and the mayors of three cities. The meeting was planned at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation. But, in an email announcement, County Councilman Paul Corbeil said, “There was a misunderstanding on my part about access to the community, plus there are…

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Siren test this morning!

January 8, 2014

Peel your ears this morning for another regularly scheduled test of the warning sirens in the vicinity of the Oconee Nuclear Station. This morning’s exercise, at approximately 11:50, is planned as a test only. No public action required. It should last three minutes. Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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