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Boat ramps closed for repaving

November 12, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced the immediate start of projects to re-pave Lake Hartwell boat ramps. One is the ramp at Double Springs, near Townville in Anderson County. The other is the Jenkins Ferry boat ramp in Stephens County, Georgia. The parks remain open during the preliminary part of the re-paving, but will…

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Small leak idles Unit One

November 12, 2013

Trouble at Oconee Nuclear Station. We spoke to B-J Gatten at Duke’s World of Energy. “Over the weekend, operators at Oconee received indications about a small leak inside the Unit One containment building. The containment building is one of the most robust structures on the site….The small leak that they noticed was only about one-tenth…

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Depot sports new art show

November 12, 2013

Where can the works of Oconee County’s art teachers be seen in one setting? Well, the answer is the Westminster Depot. A reception for the art teachers and their works takes place 5 to 7 p-m Thursday night at the Depot. Everyone is invited to see the art work and meet the artists. Stan Dubose,…

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West Union sets agenda

November 12, 2013

Votes are scheduled at tonight’s West Union Town Council meeting on a restroom for the town park and a slide for the playground. Second and final reading is scheduled for a change to yard sale rules.

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Corbeil lauds “first-rate team”

November 12, 2013

An Oconee County group has been told it can rest with assurance that county government these days is operating better and with a greater efficiency than in recent years. And Paul Corbeil gives credit to the employee leading the flock. County Councilman Corbeil was a speaker Saturday at a meeting of Advocates for Quality Development.…

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$10 thousand for Lakeview

November 12, 2013

An Oconee County rest home is getting a boost today from a communications giant. The Verizon Foundation will present a $10 thousand grant this afternoon to Lakeview Assisted Living in Oconee County’s rural Five Forks community. The company’s Julie Smith said, “Verizon’s $10,000 grant will help support services at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility, including professional…

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“Progress coming along very well”

November 12, 2013
“Progress coming along very well”

 Oconee school trustees are told that, at least so far, they need not worry about the new Walhalla High School meeting schedule. Trehel Corporation’s Jack Weber said three months full of rain earlier this year stymied construction, but the weather for recent months has created splendid building conditions, and the contractors have taken advantage. At…

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Kellett controversy moves to city meeting

November 12, 2013

The controversy over whether Seneca should build its utilities complex in the midst of a residential neighborhood will be taken up during tonight’s regular city council meeting. According to the agenda, there is to be discussion and a possible motion. At a protest meeting last week, two Seneca officials laid out their hopes for a…

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Smoke inhalation in home fire

November 12, 2013

Fire gutted the inside of a home near West Union, and one person required medical attention. Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said last night cause of the fire at 446 Cedar Tree Road was under investigation. One occupant, trying to save a pet, suffered smoke inhalation and required a trip to the hospital.  

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Sanctuary Pointe looks for “a trigger”

November 9, 2013

On a Lake Keowee peninsula Saturday the talk was about what’s in store for a Lake Hartwell peninsula. El Henry, one of the master developers for Sanctuary Pointe, gave a rare public presentation on where he and his partners stand in starting a mixed-use hospitality resort development on 325 acres that have been sub-leased from…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
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