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Dam operators urged to prepare for storms

August 9, 2013

Owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so to provide additional storage for the anticipated rainfall,” said John Poole with DHEC’s dam…

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’63 March on Washington to be remembered in Seneca

August 8, 2013

The march credited with helping pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts of the 1960s will be commemorated this month by the Oconee Public Library. A program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington takes place 6:30 p-m Tuesday, August 27 at the Seneca Library. Gail Johnson, a Seneca woman who…

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The cry against cuts in state aid heard at Hilton Head

August 8, 2013

Back from a conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties, an Oconee County councilman says the hue and cry over reduced state aid to local government was heard during this summer’s meeting at Hilton Head Island. Paul Corbeil, the District One county councilman, said from conference sessions he picked up information valuable to the…

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Mike Lucas doesn’t hold back

August 8, 2013

  The polite and articulate Oconee District Superintendent of Education comports himself not in a shy way when expressing what he believes is best for today’s students. It’s in keeping, Dr. Lucas says, with the confidence the county trustees have in him. And so, at times, Lucas may ruffle a feather or two by challenging…

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Alliance hears Lucas’s message of change

August 8, 2013

The classroom teacher he once was, Dr. Mike Lucas used the audience at today’s meeting of the Oconee Alliance to give his views on many things educational—how well Oconee’s students fare and how well they fare when compared to students nearby and afar. One measurement of that is a common core of standards, set to…

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Apple luncheon speaker announced

August 8, 2013

The 52nd South Carolina Apple Festival next month in Westminster will attract a state leader as its featured luncheon speaker. Sandra Powell of the Greater Westminster Chamber of Commerce this morning announced Duane Parrish, director of the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism as the featured speaker for the Friday, September 6 luncheon, sponsored by…

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Farmers Market Month

August 8, 2013

Once again, Governor Haley has proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in South Carolina. And a new program that the Foothills Heritage Market of Oconee County starts Saturday will allow shopping as early as 7:30 a-m. That, according to Gwen McPhail, one of the managers, will allow consumers to take advantage of weekly discounts. The…

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Unsolved homicide from 11 years ago

August 8, 2013
Unsolved homicide from 11 years ago

The passing years since 2002 have dulled the memories of what ranks as one of Oconee’s most brutal murders. But not the memory of the Sheriff’s Office. First-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says it’s time to focus attention again on trying to find the killer or killers of Bruce Gaines Marett. Marett was 50 years old…

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State awards grant for Walhalla project

August 8, 2013

Additional residents of a low-to-moderate income Walhalla neighborhood will benefit from a project that’ll replace aging water lines and give them greater flow when they switch on the faucets. Walhalla has been approved for a grant of $387,747 for phase II of the Chicopee Mill Village water upgrade. According to an announcement by the state…

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Damage in Oconee could have been worse

August 8, 2013

Compared to Pickens and other counties, Oconee’s storm damage could have been a lot worse, in the estimation of Mike Smith, the state DOT’s resident maintenance engineer. Still the DOT in Oconee received several calls of water covering roads. In many cases, roads have been washed with dirt and driveway gravel. By late yesterday afternoon,…

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  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
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