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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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1% commissioners to be appointed

August 21, 2013

A commission to devise a list of projects for which Oconee County could spend an additional penny of sales tax will comprise municipal residents and those who live in the unincorporated areas. County Council last night approved a resolution to establish the commission through county and municipal appointments. While the commissioners are to propose a…

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Parks to adopt reservation system, campers unhappy

August 21, 2013

Oconee’s county parks are on their way toward a reservation system for camp spaces. And some of the county’s most faithful users at the parks expressed their dissatisfaction during last night’s county council meeting. Walhalla resident Duane Wilson presented 175 signatures of park users opposed to a reservation system that’ll open county park camp sites…

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OSD top performer in achievement test

August 21, 2013

All Oconee schools exceeded the midway position in both state and national performance for public schools in the achievement test called A-C-T. It’s a test that measures academic skills and knowledge critical for success in college. The Oconee district this morning released a chart of top performing districts statewide that ranks Oconee number nine. Dr.…

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Pool passes inspection, still not open

August 21, 2013

The Walhalla Swimming Pool passed a D-HEC inspection. But it still has yet to open, although it remained the intent of city leaders last night to have the pool open for weekends as summer turns to fall. And possibly, according to Councilman David Underwood, open on selected evenings. City Administrator Nancy Goehle reported to the…

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First day attendance at 10,720

August 20, 2013

From what the district superintendent could gather by early afternoon today, the opening of Oconee public schools for the new year went smoothly. And the first day attendance at all schools across the county numbered 10, 720 students. That apparently is a raw number, very raw, and subject to change.  Dr. Michael Lucas says he…

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Seneca grant officially approved

August 20, 2013

Seneca’s source for funding to prepare for those electric-power buses has been confirmed with the receipt this week of an approval from the South Carolina DOT. “We received the letter from SC DOT that we’ve been awarded the $1.8 million for the Livability Grant which is going to allow us to build improved bus shelters…,”…

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Salem third OC town to hold elections

August 20, 2013

All the speculation can begin to end next week when candidates’ books open for this year’s Walhalla Municipal Election. It’s being said around town there’s interest among Walhallans in running for the available three city council seats. Qualifying for both the Walhalla and Westminster elections this November will open at noon Monday at the Pine…

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Biologist calls for less arsenic in apple juice

August 20, 2013

Lowering arsenic levels in apple juice is a step in the right direction, but regulators could—and should—go further, says Clemson University biologist Lisa Bain. She researches the genetic and developmental effects of arsenic on animals. The U-S Food and Drug Administration is moving to decrease the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice to 10…

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