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Theft alert

September 27, 2013

Clemson and surrounding cities are experiencing a rash of thefts from motor vehicles and garage areas. The thieves have been targeting mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles. The Clemson police say the most recent thefts have occurred within the Maple Drive and Holly areas. The police say the arrests of two people Wednesday revealed them to be…

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Lucas return date November 4

September 27, 2013

Oconee’s superintendent of education, Dr. Mike Lucas, says Monday, November 4 is the date he is marking on his calendar to return to work. Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, quotes Lucas as saying his recovery from a heart procedure early this month is going very well.  

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OC’s 911 backup in line for upgrade

September 26, 2013

By design, Seneca serves as backup to Oconee County’s 911 emergency system. And, if County Council says yes next week, Seneca Police Station equipment will get an upgrade. That upgrade, according to Oconee Communications Officer Travis Tilson, will enable the Seneca 911 center to receive text messages to 911. Seneca Police Chief John Covington says…

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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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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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