Mitigating strategies still work in progress

Nearly three and a half years later, strategies in this country to mitigate potential damage from the kind of accident and natural disaster that befell Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant remain a work in progress for the United States.  There was a letter last week from the NRC’s Japan Lesson-Learned Division to the vice president of Oconee Nuclear Station.  NRC […]

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Bathrooms ready at the bus stop

To benefit the traveling public, bathrooms have been completed at Seneca’s bus stop on Railroad Street at the Norton-Thompson Park.  But, while the bathrooms are ready to be put into use, the city will wait until it makes arrangements with a cleaning service to maintain them.  Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, told the city council last night […]

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Spending items to face Seneca

The mayor and council in Seneca have been told to be ready to vote on several spending matters when they sit down for their regular October meeting, on the night of Tuesday, October 13.  During a work session last night, the elected leaders were briefed on those items by the mayor, the city administrator and three department heads.  They include […]

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Martha Moore and the police get an apology!


The Walhalla Streetscape contractor issued an apology today to both the police department and to Martha Moore, who operates Martha’s Marketplace Café.  Both the police and Moore had been led to believe that their buildings yesterday would have had no electric power service for a period of two hours.  But Duke Energy canceled its plan to make the switch from […]

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Governance discussion still ongoing

The Greenville Health System says it wants to remain a public, not-for-profit organization but one that could become part of a larger multi-regional not-for-profit health system.  GHS’s announcement states, “The proposal would maintain the current Greenville operations as a preeminent safety-net healthcare system but also give it the flexibility to explore partnerships with other governmental, not-for-profit entities that are currently […]

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The hospitals’ collaboration one year later


Top hospital officials one year later appear to be satisfied with their arrangement.  When the calendar turns a page tomorrow to October 1, it will have been one year since what was a private not for profit Oconee Memorial Hospital joined the public non-profit regional hospital care provider Greenville Health System.  A 101.7/WGOG NEWS joint interview yesterday with GHS CEO […]

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Master planners to visit Walhalla

Work on Walhalla’s master plan will start next week when representatives of a planning and design company spend three days in the County Seat.  The planners from Alta Planning and Design from Greenville will take driving tour of the city and meet with a steering committee, the mayor and city council, and the chamber of commerce.  In those settings and […]

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Not so fast on plans for wineries

The pursuit of Salem area developments that would eventually see wineries built near the Nimmons Bridge and Stamp Creek roads will be delayed at least one month while Oconee’s planning staff takes a closer look at everything involved.  The consensus last night of the county planning commissioners was to delay a vote on a zoning change needed by developer Russ […]

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