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NRC confab with Duke officials

May 27, 2015

Seated at opposite tables in a large conference room, officials have concluded their meeting today in a large Duke Energy building outside the security checkpoints at the Oconee Nuclear Station. This meeting was called by the NRC to talk about various projects designed to make the nuclear plant safer to operate and safer to those…

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Thorsland’s comments on May 19 meeting in Salem

May 27, 2015

Here are comments from a statement released today by Dr. Michael Thorsland, Superintendent of Oconee public schools, on the May 19 meeting that he, along with other district officials, attended in the auditorium at Tamassee-Salem High School:  ”Someone asked me specifically if I would make the recommendation to the Board to close TSM&H.  I responded…

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Home fire and truck accident

May 27, 2015

A home fire followed by a truck accident a few hours later made for an early start to the day in the service area covered by Keowee Fire Department. During the 9 o’clock hour this morning, a tandem truck hit a guardrail at the traffic light intersection of SC 130/183 near Oconee Nuclear. The driver…

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Small high school to be safe from closing for 2015-16

May 27, 2015

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee superintendent of education, is working on a statement in response to comments last night by the county council member representing the Salem area. Meantime, Chairman Andy Inabinet of the Oconee School Board of Trustees, says the county’s smallest high school, Tamassee-Salem, is safe from closing for at least one more year.…

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Data breach exposes personal information

May 27, 2015

Senator Tim Scott says, “…we are still in the process of determining who perpetrated this data breach….” The South Carolina Republican is speaking about the IRS admission that thieves used an online IRS service to gain access to information from more than 100 thousand taxpayers. Scott says he’s working with his colleagues on the Senate…

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Graham in Israel

May 27, 2015

Senator Lindsey Graham will make his announcement for President Monday in his native Pickens County town of Central. Today, however, Graham is in Israel for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A member of the Armed Services Committee, Graham has long warned about the dangers of Israel’s enemy, Iran, with a nuclear capability.

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Who should groom Seneca’s public grounds?

May 27, 2015

Seneca’s leaders are being urged to appropriate money to hire the city’s first horticulturist or to retain a private landscape service. City Administrator Greg Dietterick said it’s time for Seneca to pay more attention to how its public grounds and parks look to the visitor from the outside, and he made the case for one…

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Court showdown looms July 1

May 27, 2015

The long-running dispute between Seneca and a downtown building owner is making its way back to a courtroom. The next showdown between the city and the Rev. Efford Haynes is set July 1 in the Municipal Court. In this proceeding, Seneca attorneys will motion for an order and rule to show cause why Haynes should…

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Seneca to rejoin Oconee Economic Alliance

May 27, 2015

Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander’s appearances at recent business forums sponsored by the Oconee Economic Alliance are a precursor to a mending of the fences between city and the county organization. At a special meeting last night, Seneca City Council voted to re-join the public-private partnership that works to better the entire county. Three years ago,…

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Seneca spending to exceed $41 million

May 27, 2015

No property tax increase is planned by Seneca during the next year. But its sewer customers are to pay five percent more to help Seneca pay for the replacement of six outdated lift stations. City Administrator Greg Dietterick said it’s important for the old lift stations to be replaced for sanitary and workers safety. The…

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  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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