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Seneca halts one pickup service

July 1, 2013

The start of a new government year today for Seneca means a halt in one of the services by the city’s Public Works Department. Mark Krabbe, public works director, says a cost factor is behind the decision to stop curbside recyclable residential pick-ups. “All of our other residential services will stay the same,” Krabbe said.…

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In spite of rising levels, recovery resumes

July 1, 2013

More rain in the area has officials keeping a close eye on the rising levels of the Chattooga River. The effort to find and retrieve the body of the missing kayaker resumed this morning, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service.  With one-half year of the calendar year now complete,…

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Year’s first horse death from EEE

July 1, 2013

The first death of a horse this year in South Carolina from Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in an announcement from Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. A foal from Sumter County that died recently tested positive for the disease. Two adult horses that died at the…

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An NRC request of Duke Energy

July 1, 2013

Before a change is considered, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting more information from Duke Energy. It’s part of a current regulatory process involving the electric utility and the government agency watchdog. According to an NRC letter last week to Scott Batson, Site Vice President at Oconee Nuclear, the revision would permit each of the…

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Basic training completed

July 1, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class William Bates graduated from basic training in San Antonio, Texas. Airman Bates completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. He’s the son of Willie and Rita Bates of Walhalla and is a 2012 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Clemson woman’s ancestor played host to Earhart

July 1, 2013
Clemson woman’s ancestor played host to Earhart

Among the keepsakes for a long-time Clemson resident is a copy of the last known photograph of the famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Betty Higby recently showed that photograph to 96.3/WGOG NEWS and explained how her aunt, an Anderson resident, helped co-host a visit by Earhart—only days before the aviator and her navigator disappeared forever on…

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Cofferdam expert visits Five Falls area

June 29, 2013

A cofferdam expert visits the Five Falls section of the Chattooga River today, as the Thomas Hill search operation starts to reach out to others to get new ideas. Meantime, raft-based search and dive operations are planned both today and tomorrow. Next week, some national search and rescue experts plan to visit the river area…

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City Hall roof to be fixed!

June 28, 2013

A roofing contractor driving by the Seneca City Hall could tell just by looking there was something wrong with the City Hall roof. He reported what he saw, and that led to the city’s insurer authorizing roof repairs. After an executive session last night, the city council agreed to hire a Greenville company, Turn Key…

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BASF granted special exception

June 28, 2013

Oconee County will make an exception to allow a manufacturer to put up a building—30 feet higher than the county’s limit. The Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a variance to permit BASF to go forward with a 95-foot high building. The BASF plant manager, Frank Lansom-Scribner, told the board the building will house…

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A law enforcement career comes to an end

June 28, 2013

A 28-year career as an Oconee Sheriff’s officer ends today with the retirement of Jerry Moss. He steps down as an investigator-sergeant.

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