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Duke spokeswoman reacts to NRC decision

July 3, 2013

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says not only the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is dissatisfied with a failure to meet a national fire protection standard, but so is her company not satisfied. “We recognize that we did not meet our initial schedule commitment for completion of the new fire protection program at Oconee. Missing that schedule…

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SC gets $1 million to train dis-located workers

July 3, 2013

The S-C Department of Employment and Workforce has been awarded $1.2 million from the U-S Department of Labor to provide 223 dis-located persons with classroom and on-the-job training. More than $55 thousand of the money was awarded to Worklink, serving Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. According to the DEW, the grant funding is for expanded…

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Salem’s celebration a go!

July 3, 2013

Salem officials say they are committed to carrying through with their 4th of July celebration, despite today’s rain and the likelihood of more tomorrow. The town is planning a celebration of God and Country, with the official opening at 6 tomorrow evening. Salem promises a magical fireworks display at 9:30 tomorrow night.

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July 4 closings

July 3, 2013

Many regular government services take a holiday tomorrow to allow the employees time to spend the 4th with their families and loved ones. All Oconee Solid Waste facilities will be closed. All Oconee branch libraries are closed tomorrow, but will reopen at normal time Friday. Seneca City Hall and Tri-County Technical College are closed for…

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Walhalla wants to take big drink out of Keowee!

July 3, 2013

In the next 12 months, Walhalla’s top utility official vows to get going on the long-talked about project to secure a new water source for the city. “This is going to be the year that I think we’ll get going on our intake into Lake Keowee,” Utilities Director Scott Parris told the mayor and city…

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Streetscape plans

July 3, 2013

Walhalla intends to push forward with its streetscape project. At City Hall last night, Mayor Danny Edwards announced Walhalla is ready to invite companies to offer proposals for design-build work in the city’s core downtown business area. The project will include a re-make of a four-block section of Main Street and burying the overhead electric…

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Celebrating Independence Eve in Walhalla

July 3, 2013

Organizers hope rain won’t interfere with tonight’s Independence Eve celebration in Walhalla. Homemade chili, ice cream making, a dunking booth, and fun for the kids are to take place on part of a block downtown. Shortly after 9 tonight, fireworks are planned at nearby Memorial Stadium on the soccer field.

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Operations suspended at the river

July 3, 2013

The Incident Team for the recovery of Thomas Hill has suspended operations because of forecast rain and safety concerns.“Some people might ask, ‘Why can we put a man on the moon but we can’t recover a body from the Chattooga River?’ but unfortunately it’s just not that simple,” said Incident Commander Buck Haney. “The Chattooga…

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“Apparent” violation becomes violation

July 2, 2013

After several months of back-and-forth between the government and its licensee, Duke Energy has been judged to have committed a Severity Level III violation when it comes to its fire protection system at the Oconee Nuclear Station. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission stopped short of a civil penalty. In place of a fine, Duke apparently…

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Sheriff’s Office names new litter officer

July 2, 2013

Watch for Oconee’s new envirionmental services officer to use prison labor to help tackle the county’s litter problem. The appointment of Corp. Tim Rice, a deputy sheriff, is announced in this summer’s newsletter of the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association. “KOBA” quotes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw as saying, “The Sheriff’s Office is committed to having every deputy…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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