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Final resolution to take further meetings

September 23, 2013

Making sure that Duke Energy has covered everything that should be in its review for a potential Jocassee dam failure is the reason for a meeting tomorrow near Washington, but a spokesman for the government says tomorrow’s meeting is considered routine and will require more meetings before Duke submits a final product to the Nuclear…

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Parked truck behind By-Pass business leads to investigation

September 23, 2013

The discovery of a parked truck behind a business on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass led during the weekend to a drug investigation that Chief John Covington says was expanded to cover other areas. The police say a field test conducted on a glass pipe that fell to the ground from a brown truck showed methamphetamine positive…

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“Stop Pioneer Now” claims victory

September 23, 2013

Rare is it that a citizen’s group fighting City Hall can claim victory. But that’s the stance the coalition “Stop Pioneer Now” takes in its almost three-year battle with Pioneer Rural Water District. The coalition of water district customers resisted their supplier’s project to build a treatment plant inside a residential area on Lake Hartwell.…

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Servicemen honored

September 23, 2013

Four servicemen killed in a plane crash in the mountains of Pickens County in 1950 were honored with a remembrance service near where the plane went down. More than 70 people made the trek to Bully Mountain in the Franklin Gravely Wildlife Management Area of Jocassee Gorges to attend the service last Monday and to…

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Oconee County traffic accident

September 23, 2013

State troopers report an Oconee County traffic accident this morning on S.C. 130 near the nuclear plant. Injuries reported in that accident around 5:45 a-m.

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A Democratic campaign house party

September 23, 2013

Oconee County Democrat Paulette Keffas-Chassin says, in 2010, Vincent Sheheen came within 60 votes of winning South Carolina governor. Keffas-Chassin believes 2014 will be Sheheen’s time. To work toward, Sheheen’s election she is hosting a house party at 6 tomorrow night at 140 Westlake Drive, Seneca, and everyone who believes in the Democratic hopeful is…

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Sign up for the ACA

September 23, 2013

In advance of the national health care law, the Oconee County community has begun to position itself to help the un-insured to qualify for coverage. A group contracted to register un-insured South Carolinians for benefits that start 2014 has announced an information and sign-up meeting in Seneca. The alliance AHA invites un-insured Oconee and Pickens…

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Official: It’ll be Burt!

September 20, 2013

Mayor Dan Alexander said a movie that’ll be shot in Seneca and parts Oconee will headline Burt Reynolds. It’s called “Elbow Grease” and the mayor made the official announcement last night during Jazz on the Alley at Ramcat Alley, where a good bit of the movie is to be shot. Alexander calls “Elbow Grease” a…

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Final appointees named!

September 20, 2013

Oconee County now has a fully-stocked Capital Project Sales Commission. A new, six-member commission was in place this afternoon to work toward the process of a new referendum, in which the voters get to choose whether to accept paying an extra penny on the sales tax to generate funds for projects considered worthwhile. In a…

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Shoplifting suspect jumps into car and demands a ride

September 20, 2013

A man snatched four shirts from Belk’s in Applewood Shopping Center and ran across the highway. But, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the accused did not get far. The suspect in Wednesday afternoon’s theft was stopped by the highway patrol at a nearby intersection, and he was eventually issued a ticket for shoplifting. The shoplifting…

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  • 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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