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What ONS has learned from Japan tsunami

December 9, 2013

Outages and a lengthy refueling kept Scott Batson on the job 55 straight days at Oconee Nuclear Station. That has been a hard-at-it work schedule for the Pickens native who has the overall responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of the nuclear plant. And that’s why, he said, he can’t answer a question about…

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Tree-planting called off

December 9, 2013

Not only has the wet weather been a bane for local and area Christmas parades, it has taken a toll on other outdoor activities. Including Westminster’s annual part in Arbor Day USA. City Administrator David Smith says, over 5 to 6 years, a variety trees has been planted—such as apple and dogwood. Only one of…

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New lawsuit by town home owners

December 9, 2013

A new lawsuit has been filed for owners of town homes at Stoneledge at Lake Keowee. Early last month the homeowners, in their capacity as the Stoneledge property owners association, won verdicts in the amount of $5 million against builders and others involved in the construction of their complex. The plaintiffs take the position they…

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House fire in Utica

December 9, 2013

A fire in a home at Utica was put out quickly late yesterday morning. Firemen were called around 11:45 to 27 Ames Street. No injuries reported.    

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Threat received, no bomb found

December 9, 2013

The West Union McDonald’s and other nearby businesses were evacuated a short time last night, as sheriff’s officers investigated a bomb threat. No bomb was found and all affected businesses were permitted to resume service within an hour. Acccording to Oconee County Dispatch, the threat received wasn’t clear as to which business was threatened.

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Townville parade is on!

December 7, 2013

Christmas parades have been postponed left-and-right. But not the one for a community that divides Oconee and Anderson counties. The Townville parade is on schedule–to begin at 1 o’clock this afternoon.

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Remember what happened December 7, 1941

December 7, 2013

Few U-S military veterans remain alive today who can remember what happened December 7, 1941. But the leader of the Seneca American Legion Auxiliary says that’s no excuse for Americans to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cleta Bryson, auxiliary unit 120 president, requests everyone take a moment to remember the men and women killed…

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Missing Georgian found in Oconee

December 6, 2013

A 44-year old Georgia man, missing since the middle of November, has been found alive and well in Oconee County. He is Elbert County resident Amos Rucker. According to Darren Scarborough of the Elbert Sheriff’s Office, Amos Rucker was found yesterday morning when Oconee deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Rucker…

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Rest your weary bones!

December 6, 2013

Salem residents will soon notice a couple of park benches in the town. The benches have been secured by the town and were displayed during last night’s holiday meet and greet.

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Relief ahead for jail overcrowding

December 6, 2013

The court of Oconee General Sessions will accept guilty pleas during a two-day session this month. Public Defender Wilson Burr says the days of Monday and Tuesday, December 16 and 17 are reserved for pleas of guilt in front of 10th Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay at Walhalla. This morning’s count at the county jail was…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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