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Additional Sewer South/GCCP contract recommended

September 26, 2013

In front of Oconee County Council next week, there’ll be a request to authorize a contract for engineering services for the phase one development of Sewer South/Golden Corner Commerce Park. County staff recommends the contract for professional engineering services go to URS Corporation of Greenville in the amount of $176,500. Earlier this month, the council…

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Public input invited for Streetscape

September 26, 2013

Walhalla invites questions, comments and suggestions for Streetscape. And you can make them directly to one of the companies involved in the project. Representatives of Seamon Whiteside will greet the public at 124 E. Main Street, Walhalla between noon and 5 p-m Tuesday, October 8. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, it’ll be a drop-in…

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In Westminster, to build or not to build?

September 26, 2013

For decades, Westminster’s recreation program has provided fun and competition for thousands of youngster—professional sports stars Andy Lee and Jared Burton, among them. But like a lot of towns, Westminster has begun to think about the future. The city council met last night apparently to discuss ideas. “The feeling right now is that we may…

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Fire report: no immediate safety concerns

September 26, 2013

A once-every-three year fire safety inspection report has been completed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Oconee Nuclear Plant. None of the findings resulted in any immediate safety concerns, according to an NRC spokesman, and Duke Energy immediately took corrective actions and other measures. The NRC’s Roger Hannah says those findings relate to how…

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2013 SAT scores

September 26, 2013

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are out for South Carolina high school graduating seniors. They are slightly higher than before. Oconee School District reports its seniors mirrored that trend. The district improved its statewide ranking, from 19 in 2012 to 14 in 2013. Oconee seniors’ scores in reading and writing improved. Math scores were slightly…

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Learn about the new health exchange

September 26, 2013

South Carolina’s leaders rejected a state-facilitated health insurance exchange for their constituents. But that doesn’t mean that a South Carolinian, without insurance, can’t sign up for a federal subsidy to help pay their premium once Obamacare takes effect. Oconee Medical Center is partnering with other health care providers to promote a pair of meetings for…

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Duncan back in D.C. to combat Obamacare

September 26, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan, having returned to Washington, told reporters he favors continued funding of government programs, so long as that means no Obamacare. Duncan explained that his support of House action reflects feedback he and his office are getting from across the Third District from those who oppose the changes that the Affordable Care Act…

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“Shake and bake” meth lab found at Salem

September 25, 2013

A call by Oconee deputies to a domestic dispute in Salem resulted in drug charges against a man and a woman. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 24-year old Russell Howard Rogers was charged with possession and manufacturing methamphetamines. A second person of the same Russell Drive address, 64-year old Dorothy Louise Moody, was charged with…

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Walhalla to get new city councilman perhaps soon!

September 25, 2013

Walhalla will get a new city councilman, apparently even before the November election. Danny Woodward is the only ballot candidate to fill an unexpired term and, according to an Oconee election worker, faces no declared write-in opposition from anyone who had a two-week period from the closing of filing to emerge. So, it means Woodward’s…

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Tax bills to hit the mail

September 25, 2013

The U-S mail next week can expect to process as many as 74,000 Oconee County tax bills that’ll make their way from Columbia to county property owners. Those bills, printed for Oconee County by Lazer Print Plus in the Capital City, are a reminder of season’s change as much as they are a reminder of…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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