Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around 3:15 this morning. The plant […]

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Easter weekend travelers and those gas prices

If you drive in South Carolina, you probably don’t need to be told that gasoline prices, since Christmas, have climbed 35.9 cents a gallon. Even though Easter is a typical stay-at-home holiday, Easter gas prices always serve as a pre-cursor to higher prices beginning May 1. The motor club AAA Carolinas says May 1 is the national deadline for refineries […]

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Judicial candidate Sprpuse “complaint-free”

According to the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission, the period in which to file a complaint against Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse passed Monday—without any complaints filed. As the only candidate for Circuit Court, Tenth Circuit, Seat Two, Sprouse is on the road toward confirmation. He and the other hopefuls for judgeships across the state undergo public hearings Monday, April […]

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What the Walhalla Pool will offer

Memorial Day weekend—Saturday, May 24-Monday, May 26—remains as the projected date for the opening of the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. In an arrangement approved by the city, the Foothills YMCA will operate the pool, which was brought back to working order late last summer. Daryl Broome, the “Y” director, said the pool will offer daily swimming, lessons for beginners—along with […]

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CU professor a ‘Champion of Change’

The White House honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh today as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Singh, director of Clemson’s Center of Silicon Nanoelectronics, is considered a local hero leading the charge across the country to create jobs and economic opportunity in solar power and driving […]

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Walhalla’s next step toward water upgrades

Now that Walhalla has property for which it can plan for a raw water intake at Lake Keowee, what’s the city’s next ste? We spoke yesterday to Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director. “Next is looking at the options for the overall project to see which will be most economical,” Parris said. Those options take the form of the potential for […]

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Volunteers make OC libraries better

Volunteers remain vital to making Oconee libraries go. Three of those volunteers walked away with recognition from last week’s awards and recognition dinner—the fourth annual event. The Lucile Bellotte Moore Award went to Nancy Ann Woods. She volunteers as the Friends of the Library membership chair, attends meetings of the area Newcomers, and maintains and updates the Friends’ membership list […]

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