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September 12, 2013

South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner High Weather spoke at last year’s “Steak in Oconee.” But he will not be on the dais this time. Chamber of Commerce officials tell us that the speakers for the September 30 dinner will be Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell, Chairman Tom Dobbins of the Clemson University Division of Agriculture, and Anna…

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Guest lecturers from the U-S Congress

September 12, 2013

The college classroom days of Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Trey Gowdy are long behind them. But it’s a classroom setting where Graham and Gowdy find themselves tomorrow. At Furman University, they’ll lecture on the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans. They’ll be joined by a fellow Republican lawmaker, Utah Congressman…

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Spec buildings get a thumbs up

September 12, 2013

The use of a spec building to attract a tenant, controversial to some, is considered by others to be a valuable tool to attract economic development. And that tool got a thumbs-up this morning at a meeting near Seneca, from a man whose company represents Oconee County’s newest addition to its manufacturing community. In relocating…

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Hampton pushes back opening

September 12, 2013

For those who’ve wondered when Oconee County’s first 100-room hotel will officially open, an answer came during a meeting this morning near Seneca. Sherrie Cobb, district sales manager, told the Oconee Alliance meeting that opening date for the Hampton Inn and Suites will be Friday, September 27—in time for Homecoming Weekend at Clemson University. Today,…

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Jocassee Dam topic for Duke-NRC meeting

September 12, 2013

An earthquake can happen almost anywhere, and the NRC requires every nuclear plant to be designed for site-specific ground motions that are appropriate for their locations. A meeting takes place this month near Washington for a discussion of Duke Energy’s seismic review of its Jocassee Dam. The dam is located upstream of Duke’s three Oconee…

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CU named Military Friendly School

September 11, 2013

A media outfit has rated Clemson University among the 20 percent of U-S colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students. The list is published by Victory Media, an organization for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Clemson’s rich military heritage dates back…

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Stolen speed bike found in Walhalla

September 11, 2013

An anonymous tip led the police to a Walhalla apartment complex today and the recovery of a stolen bike from Pickens County. That tip almost resulted in the police capturing a suspect in the theft of a black Suzuki speed bike. Lt. Paul Harris said the bike, belonging to a resident of Pickens County’s Bell…

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When will it rain next?

September 11, 2013

After the two rain-soaked months of July and August, you might think no one in these parts would dare to utter the question, “When will it rain next?” Doesn’t look like it’ll be today, as we’re predicting around 10% chance.  Walhalla’s last significant rain measurement (.42″) came September 4, according to the official record books…

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Scott, Graham and Duncan issue 9-11 statements

September 11, 2013

On this 9-11 anniversary, South Carolina leaders in Washington are issuing statements of remembrance. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jeff Duncan are among those making statements. Duncan said, in part, “From Benghazi to New York, from Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, terrorists cowardly attacked innocents in an attempt to terrorize our people and…

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Recent arrests by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

September 11, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office credits undercover operations, along with the help of the Seneca Police Department, in two arrests—both of which were made the night of Thursday, September 5. A 32-year old man from the Pickens County town of Central, Travis Alonzo Donald, was arrested on four charges. The Sheriff’s Office announcement shows Donald charged with…

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