Clemson drinking water discolored

The city of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration, turbidity, in its drinking water.  And it is prevalent all the way along the highway 76 transmission line leading to the city, the university, Town of Pendleton, and the Sandy Springs Water District.  According to the city of Anderson’s utilities director, Anderson is experiencing the same discoloration issues in its […]

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CATbus Partners save Pendleton route

The 13 year old CAT bus route operating between Clemson University, Pendleton and Tri-County Technical College will continue for another year! Although formal ratification will not be approved by the Clemson City Council until July 7, the Pendleton Route will not be interrupted at any time during the next ten days. The critical portion of the CATbus 4-U Route connecting […]

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Repeal of boil water advisory

The Anderson Regional Joint Water System, ARJWS, has rescinded the boil water notice issued to the City of Clemson. Water samples have been analyzed and results show that the water is safe for consumption. The City of Clemson’s water utility customers no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. Water storage tank levels in the […]

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New home development in the works

The Oconee Planning Office confirmed this afternoon that a new Lake Keowee home development, as many as 250 lots, is in the works—the result of last week’s land deal involving Crescent Communities and as many as three limited liability companies. Josh Stephens of the planning office says his office has on file documents, available for public perusal, that show the […]

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Duke response to apparent violation

A  spokeswoman for Duke Energy says her company has come up with “some additional information” which it intends to present to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the manner of an apparent violation last year in Unit One at Oconee Nuclear. Commenting on an announcement made Thursday by the NRC, Duke’s B-J Gatten said her company, in analyzing the government watchdog’s […]

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96.3/WGOG NEWS program change

96.3/WGOG will implement noon hour news changes—starting this Monday, June 30. The two noon hour newscasts are being combined into one. And that one newscast, to run 10 minutes in length under the sponsorship of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, will air immediately after the NBC News at 12 o’clock.

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Crescent parts with Lake Keowee land

The company that handles Duke Energy lakefront property has sold 500 acres in Oconee County, and those who live in the West Union vicinity of Lake Keowee are wondering today what the buyer has in mind.  Oconee land transaction records show the properties, in two tracts, were sold last week by Cresent Communities to a land holding company with a […]

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Sammeth’s closing

An institution in Seneca, Sammeth’s Drug Company, has closed its doors…and the closing of the N. Townville Street business has surprised the local community. We’re told that store shelves are being emptied this afternoon, and passersby are reading the sign left by the store’s management. It refers those with prescriptions and other store accounts to CVS Pharmacy at Ingle’s Place. […]

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Getting political with the public

It will soon be officially time to get political with Oconee County public education. School District headquarters has announced the qualifying period to run this year for two of the five seats on the Oconee School Board of Trustees. Voters in districts One and Three get the chance this year to vote on individuals to serve in those seats. Qualifying […]

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Congressman lauds off-shore drill bill

Congressman Jeff Duncan commends the House of Representatives for passing an off-shore oil and gas bill that he believes will mean economic benefits for South Carolina and other coastal states. The bill is H-R 4899—“the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act.” According to Duncan’s office, the bill would unleash potential economic activity currently constrained by the […]

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