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Georgia man drowns in Lake Hartwell

June 10, 2013

Authorities say a 54-year old man drowned on the Georgia side of Lake Hartwell Saturday while trying to swim back from a buoy. WLHR in Lavonia said Hartwell resident Dennis Baker died at the Old Reed Creek Boat Ramp near the Sara John Road. Officer Craig Fulgum of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says…

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Pool project turns corner

June 7, 2013

Walhalla’s Oconee County Council representative went up against heavy odds when he helped start an effort to restore the municipal swimming pool. District Two’s Wayne McCall today speaks glowingly of a largely-volunteer effort to re-work the pool and, perhaps, have it open by this summer. The councilman urges everyone to lay aside any notion that…

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Fire scene report

June 7, 2013

“Not yet hopefully shortly.” Is the last word we have from Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee about a structure fire this morning on N. Debra Street–north of ByPass 123.

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Water hike would be “a pass-thru”

June 7, 2013

Salem took its new budgets to a public hearing this week, and the clerk-treasurer says the hearing went well. The small Oconee town anticipates expenses and revenues to balance over the next 12 months, with total budget projections between $1.2 and $1.3 million, according to Kim Alexander, clerk-treasurer. Because wholesale water provider Seneca has announced…

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“Structure” fire in Seneca

June 7, 2013

At this hour, Seneca fire fighters are attempting to put out a structure fire on N. Debra Street–apparently behind Town ‘N Country Motel. No other details could be immediately confirmed.

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Contractor anxious to re-start RR bridge

June 7, 2013

A temporary halt to a railroad bridge project at Clemson has stretched beyond a six to nine month estimate, but the general contractor is optimistic the work will be re-started soon. While construction workers were taken off the 123-133 railroad bridge project at Clemson a year ago, there has been a lot of behind-the-scene work…

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New building would reach 95 feet

June 7, 2013

A new request for a building exceeding Oconee’s height requirements will be considered this month by the county Board of Zoning Appeals. The board has scheduled a hearing at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, June 27 in County Council Chambers at Walhalla to consider the request of BASF, a chemical plant, to allow a 95-foot-high building…

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Settin’ the woods on fire!

June 7, 2013

The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina heritage. But, according to a wildlife biologist and forester, a variety of factors make conducting prescribed burns increasingly challenging. Biologist-forester Johnny Stowe says properly conducted burns, also called controlled burns, have multiple benefits. They restore and maintain…

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Judge instructs law students

June 7, 2013

Greenville-Pickens Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin has spent the week as a co-instructor in a class of students at the Charleston School of Law. Verdin has sought to help the students understand procedures of the courtroom, where the students some day will find work as attorneys once they graduate from school and pass their bar exams.…

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Rivera receives life sentence

June 6, 2013

A judge sent an Anderson man to prison for the rest of his life today in a case that involved the murders of two people. Raymondeze Rivera was convicted in 2008 in the murder of Asha Wiley. Two years later, he was tried for the murder of Kwana Burns. The 2010 conviction was overturned this…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
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