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Army COE addresses rumor

January 17, 2013
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In spite of this week’s abundant rains, the Savannah River Basin drought remains ongoing. And this week District Commander Jeff Hall of the Army Corps of Engineers addressed the need to balance outflows during dry spells. “We updated our drought plan after a series of droughts. We also recently completed the 2012 Interim Drought Environmental…

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Laid-off workers to be re-hired

January 17, 2013
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Workers who lost their jobs last year at a manufacturing plant in Rabun County, Georgia can expect to be returned to those jobs this year. Parkdale Mills, which runs a plant in Rabun Gap, has announced it is re-hiring about 45 laid-off workers

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Mountain road collapse

January 17, 2013
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Mountain road collapse

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) due to a landslide which undercut the road near mile marker 22 between Collins Creeks and Webb Overlook at 9:40 am. As reported by WFSC in Franklin, N.C., the slide is estimated to be a 200 foot section of road extending 1000 foot…

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Recruiting teachers

January 17, 2013
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In considering a career change, have you ever thought about becoming a school teacher? The education non-profit American Board specializes in addressing teacher shortages in high-need subjects such as math and science, and this month will conduct a community information meeting in Walhalla to counsel career-changers on the chance to become certified teachers in South…

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Jail presentation tops agenda

January 17, 2013
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A presentation on what to do about the jail is to be made by first-month Sheriff Mike Crenshaw during the next meeting of Oconee County Council. That meeting takes place Tuesday, beginning with public comment at 6 o’clock. Public hearings are scheduled on the Fair Play overlay and the sale of the former courthouse to…

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Upstate developers plead guilty

January 17, 2013
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Two Upstate developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and await sentencing. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney, William F. Binnicker, 47, of Easley, and Rufus G. Revis, 78, of Anderson tried to put together a real estate project called Riviera Estates. The government called Riviera Estates a straw buyer scheme…

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Membership meeting tonight

January 17, 2013
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7:30 is the start time tonight for the annual membership meeting of the Oconee Medical Center Association. All association members have a special invitation to take part, as the membership tonight considers a resolution empowering the board of directors to choose its own members. The meeting will be held in the Oconee Room on the…

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Zoning hearings tonight

January 17, 2013
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Two requests to vary from Seneca’s zoning ordinance are to be heard tonight at City Hall. Beginning at 6 o’clock the board of zoning appeals conducts hearings on David Mead’s application for a requested zoning change at 305 Waterford Drive. The second hearing will take up Benjamin Poole’s request for a change at 106 Pleasant…

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NRC says no

January 16, 2013
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The NRC has denied Duke Energy’s request for more time to transition to a revised fire protection system at Oconee Nuclear. Duke had wanted a two-year extension. The NRC’s decision was contained in a letter yesterday to Preston Gillespie, site vice president at Oconee. According to a safety evaluation prepared by the NRC, Duke in…

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CU professor to be published in inauguration portfolio

January 16, 2013
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A Clemson professor, Vernon Burton, is one of ten historians from across the country invited to submit essays for the historical portfolio that will be distributed at Monday’s Presidential inauguration luncheon in Washington. Burton is a professor of history and director of the Cyber institute at Clemson. The portfolio is being published by the Joint…

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  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
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  • April 19, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
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