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Duke and NRC talk potential for flooding

February 19, 2013
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At Duke’s request, the electric utility and the NRC will be holding monthly meetings to cover safeguards against flooding at the Oconee Nuclear Station. An NRC spokesman told 96.3/WGOG NEWS: “They have asked for monthly meetings with the NRC staff to ensure that we are aware of how they are proceeding and provide guidance as…

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Ravenel wins Battle of the Books

February 19, 2013
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A team of Ravenel Elementary students has won the Oconee School District’s Battle of the Books competition. Held last Saturday, 10 elementary schools and their 50-student teams competed. Each team was required to read and be familiar with 10 books chosen from South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominees. In the final round, the Ravenel team…

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CU to boost SCDOT at construction sites

February 19, 2013
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The S-C Department of Transportation has turned to Clemson University water quality researchers to help ensure that it meets future federal requirements to limit the discharge of pollutants from construction projects. Researchers are to design improved passive sediment-control solutions for creating outlets that withdraw surface water resulting from draining basins or impoundments during the construction…

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Coin thefts at laundries

February 19, 2013
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Law enforcement has been told of a pattern to coin thefts in both Seneca and Clemson. The latest one, discovered yesterday at Seneca’s Northwoods Apartments off the Wells Highway, netted the thief or thieves about $100 dollars. The police were told that someone entered the laundry room and used an object to drill a two-inch…

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Rosa Clark welcomes new physician

February 19, 2013
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Rosa Clark welcomes new physician

A retired emergency room physician from Kentucky is the latest volunteer doctor at Oconee’s only free medical clinic, Rosa Clark in Seneca. He’s Dr. Licerio Soto, who volunteered two weeks of his medical skills to Rosa Clark patients from January 21 through February 1. And, according to Rosa Clark board treasurer Maeve Binder, Soto plans…

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Steve Hanvey gets a bump up!

February 19, 2013
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Steve Hanvey gets a bump up!

The Oconee Board of School Trustees has chosen long-time educator and administrator Steve Hanvey as the district’s assistant superintendent of education for instruction. Hanvey succeeds Dianne England, assistant superintendent since 2007 and who will retire after nearly four decades in education. Hanvey’s background includes teacher, coach, assistant principal, and district level administrator. Most recently, he…

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Community responds with love and support

February 19, 2013
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A hot dog sale to raise money to help a Walhalla High student with his medical bills raised more than $10,500, but Nancy James says donations for Alex “Skeeter” Smith continue to arrive. A 10th grader and band member, Alex has what’s described as a marble-sized tumor at the stem of his brain. Doctors hope…

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Fundraiser to pay fine

February 19, 2013
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A professional fundraiser has agreed to pay South Carolina a fine of $30 thousand to settle allegations that the company violated the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act. Secretary of State Mark Hammond says the fine is to be paid by Midwest Publishing-DN and was incurred as MPI employees raised money for the South Carolina Troopers…

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Oconeean dies three months after home fire

February 19, 2013
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A 46-year old Oconee County woman died yesterday morning of complications due to smoke inhalation and thermal injuries suffered three months prior in a home fire near Seneca. Coroner Karl Addis said Linda Kay Christian died at 7:40 a-m yesterday at the Cottingham Hospice House. She was admitted to hospice February 1, after being discharged…

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Wind-driven fire across the Oconee line

February 18, 2013
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Wind-driven fire across the Oconee line

A wind-driven Sunday afternoon fire in Anderson County, across Lake Hartwell from Oconee, exacted a heavy toll: three houses consumed by flame and two other houses at risk. Fire fighters from the two counties were there nearly five hours. Three of acres of woodland caught fire, requiring the use of a state bulldozer. The fire…

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  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
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