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“Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded”

August 21, 2013

The state appeals court ruled today in a case arising from a lower court ruling nearly four and a half years ago in Oconee County. The court in Columbia acted in the appeal of Oconee residents Scott and Tammy Lawing against Trinity Manufacturing and Matrix Outsourcing. The two companies were affiliated with a supply company…

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They’re back!

August 21, 2013

The fall semester started today at Clemson, and more than 4,400 new freshman and transfer students are beginning their university careers. About 32-hundred freshmen are enrolled at Clemson this semester, along with 1,175 transfer students. Robert Barkley, director of admissions, reported Clemson received a record high number of applications for the year—-18,653 freshman applications and…

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Security strengthened at Death Valley

August 21, 2013

The list of items that football fans may take into Clemson’s Death Valley got wider today with an announcement by the campus police. The police have added coolers, briefcases, luggage, computer bags and camera bags to the list of items already prohibited inside Memorial Stadium on game days. The policy, adopted after the 9-11 attacks,…

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ONS gets new resident inspector

August 21, 2013

The government has assigned a new resident inspector to the Oconee Nuclear Station. Natasha Childs moves into her new role after having served as an NRC inspector at the Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida. At least two Nuclear Regulatory Commission resident inspectors are assigned to each U-S commercial nuclear plant. At Oconee, Childs joins…

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OC’s 2013 HS graduates now number 686

August 21, 2013

Oconee School District congratulates Amanda Lee Miller and Charles Patrick Dolly Jr. of Seneca as two additional graduates from the county. Both students enrolled in Connect 2 College and received their high school diplomas this month at a luncheon held at Tri-County Technical College. On June 8, 667 Oconee graduates walked across the stage at…

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Target date for special exception hearing

August 21, 2013

The 19th of September is the date that Walhalla targets to consider Oconee County’s request for a special exception to the city zoning law. City officials say, however, it’s going to depend on whether the board of appeals can attract a quorum of members for a hearing that night. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw last Friday submitted…

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Westminster creates new job

August 21, 2013

The Westminster mayor and council have asked their administrator to go about the hiring of a part time zoning administrator for their city. In recent years, enforcing the city zoning rules has been a task for the police chief or the city administrator. For city administrator David Smith, zoning has added more to his work…

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OC and mainstay employer renew their vows

August 21, 2013

Since the days it opened as Imperial Manufacturing, a plant between Seneca and Clemson has enjoyed a long relationship with Oconee County. And the county administrator says that arrangement is stronger with an agreement by the county fathers last night to makes changes to a fee agreement with Imperial’s modern day successor, Greenfield Industries. Through…

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Transit consultants make their recommendations

August 21, 2013

Consultants say, in a survey of Oconee residents, they find a hankering to expand passenger bus service from Seneca to other parts of the county. County Council last night received an update on a study conducted for the county by URS Consultants. Representing that company, Chip Berger said, “We have determined that it is extremely…

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Chamber to leave downtown

August 21, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce will forsake its downtown Seneca location for office space closer to By-Pass 123. An announcement by the chamber’s new executive director, Jillian Lusk, states the chamber is in the process of leaving Ram Cat Alley for 135C Eagle Nest Drive in the Eagles Nest Office Park on N. Walnut off…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
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  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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