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SC appeals for help to build observation tower

May 10, 2013

If you are stuck over a Mother’s Day gift this year, South Carolina invites you to make a gift of remembrance that’ll go toward enhancing the state’s highest point, Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County. The DNR is marketing engraved bricks to be set at the base of a planned observation tower atop the mountain. Once…

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Fish Smart, Eat Smart

May 10, 2013

South Carolinians can learn more about the safety of eating fish caught in lakes and rivers by checking the updated fish consumption guide. DHEC’s Fish Smart, East Smart guide can help determine if the fish you’ve hooked is safe to eat —- or should be released because of possible contamination. The annual report includes an…

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CU’s spring commencement

May 10, 2013

Spring commencement at Clemson University today is being handled in three ceremonies in the Littlejohn Coliseum. Graduates in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the College of Business and Behavioral Science receive degrees at 9:30 this morning. A second ceremony begins at 2:30 for graduates in the colleges of Agricultural Forestry and Life…

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Duncan “amazed” by apparent failure

May 10, 2013

At a Homeland Security hearing, South Carolina’s Third District congressman said he’s “amazed” over what appears to be a failure to connect dots that may have avoided the bombings at last month’s Boston Marathon. And it prompted Congressman Jeff Duncan to bring into question the billions that are spent by the government to coordinate and…

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NRC holds informal “open house”

May 10, 2013

Overall, in the federal government’s view, the Oconee Nuclear Station’s three units operated safely during the year 2012. The lack of inspection findings or performance indicators that would cause the NRC to raise its oversight and inspection reflected into the informal atmosphere in which last night’s annual assessment meeting was carried out at Duke’s World…

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Today’s a holiday!

May 10, 2013

Today is Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina. All county offices are closed.

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New home for Westminster voting

May 10, 2013

For any and all future elections, those who cast ballots in Westminster precincts one and two have a new home. The Oconee Election Commission has announced Westminster voters will now cast ballots at the fire station at 116 Emergency Lane—in place of the traditional Legion Hut location on Lucky Street. The move is designed to…

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SPD chases leads in car break-ins

May 10, 2013

Thieves took cash and electronics in a series of Wednesday night car break-ins at Seneca. By yesterday afternoon, the police were following leads to solve four car break-ins—one at a South Townville Street apartment and three in the area of the Laing Court apartments. Police Chief John Covington says one vehicle had been left unlocked.…

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20 new charges against Ivester

May 10, 2013

An Oconee County inmate was served yesterday with an additional 20 arrest warrants. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the new warrants naming Robert Scott Ivester cover each of Oconee’s public schools—charging him with disturbing schools. The warrants allege Ivester threatened to harm himself and others between April 29 and May 3 at a college campus.…

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OSD qualifies for exception to the rule

May 9, 2013

Oconee School District administration recommends raising student breakfast and lunch prices for the next year. But, if the trustees are looking for an out, there’s one available. Recommended are five-cent a meal increases for student breakfasts, for elementary lunches, and secondary school lunches. Currently, prices are $1.20 for breakfast, $1.85 for elementary lunch, and $2.05…

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  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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