The future for the nation’s electrical infrastructure

The United States’ electrical infrastructure is about 100 years old and ruled by alternating current, or AC. But the modern world around us—household appliances, laptop computers, cell phones and devices—is powered by direct current, or DC. A conference this week in Charleston is showing how the world is witnessing a transformation in electricity generation, delivery and technology. Experts from industry, […]

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Below-average rainfall trend continues

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average rainfall. The Army Corps reports that trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Hartwell and Russell sub-basins both recorded 3.9 inches of rain in March. That equates to 79.7% of normal at Russell and 64.8% […]

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Autism awareness this month!

Across South Carolina, it’s Autism Awareness Month. And Governor Haley proclaimed Tuesday as Autism Awareness Day. According to the South Carolina Autism Awareness Society, autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans and more than 52 thousand South Carolinians. The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of an early diagnosis and the positive effects that an appropriate education and intervention […]

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Moulder foresees no tax increase

There’s at least one thing Oconee property owners can count on this year from their county government. At least as far as the county administrator sees it, he’ll recommend no property tax increase for 2014. Administrator Scott Moulder gave a budget update this week to the County Council. He acknowledged that department head requests are millions of dollars higher than […]

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Clemson pursues business-friendly policy

Few things can be more frustrating than paperwork. With that in mind, the city of Clemson is pursuing a business-friendly process for business owners. Clemson is one of 29 South Carolina municipalities taking steps to make a dent in paperwork complexity by offering a standardized business license application. While the application is targeted to transient businesses that work in multiple […]

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DNR: remains were that of a bear

An officer for the South Carolina DNR says the remains found along a road near Salem yesterday were those of a bear—not a human being. Dispatchers received a call yesterday morning from a man who reported what he thought was a human hand along Shadberry Creek Road near the Burnt Tanyard Road. Investigators and Coroner Karl Addis responded. One remain, […]

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Household hazardous waste collection day

An event this month will help Oconeeans safely get rid of hazardous chemicals stored in the home that potentially can harm the environment. A household hazardous waste collection day will take place from 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot of Seneca High School. Items to be collected include pesticides, cleaning products, herbicides. The Sheriff’s […]

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Remains believed to be bear cub

Investigators say an examination of remains found along a road near Salem indicate they are that of a bear cub. Two men walking this morning on Shadberry Creek Road thought they had found the remains of what might have been a human hand or foot. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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Deputies to be pictured in law enforcement magazine

Two Oconee deputies are pictured in a police magazine that will appear soon. Road patrol deputy Nina McKee and Corp. Josh Sheriff, along with a new patrol vehicle, were photographed for an advertisement that will appear in the July Police Magazine for Tactical Solutions. The page will be an ad for Downed Officer Kits that are sold and marketed by […]

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