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Duke went to help, received much in return

November 21, 2012
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At this time of Thanksgiving, Duke Energy is remembering all who were affected by superstorm Sandy for their patience, understanding, kindness and generosity. To help the recovery, Duke sent crews to the affected area. But what the utility workers experienced were heartfelt emotions. They found notes on their trucks, email on local media websites, hundreds…

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Food experts will take your call

November 21, 2012
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Any last minute glitch a cook might face in making that Thanksgiving meal turn out just right can be overcome by a toll-free call to experts at the U-S Department of Agriculture. They’ll be manning a hotline from 8-am and 2 p-m EST tomorrow. The number to call is 1/888-MPHOTLINE.

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Holiday closings

November 21, 2012
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Holiday closings

Tri-County Technical College is closed two days for the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will be closed tomorrow and Friday and reopen Monday. Oconee public school and Clemson University students are on a Thanksgiving break. All university offices are closed today and tomorrow. Oconee County convenience centers are open today and Saturday, but closed Thursday and…

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Western OC accident

November 21, 2012
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State troopers are reporting a motor vehicle accident, shortly after 6 this morning, at 4167 Toccoa Highway between Westminster and the Georgia line.

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Toning down the display

November 21, 2012
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Walhalla’s tradition of a super-bright outdoor Christmas light display up and down Main Street apparently will be less spectacular this year, according to city officials. At last night’s meeting, Councilwoman Jennifer Woodward Crawford, saying change is difficult, announced that there will be no lights in the Bradford pear trains on Main Street. She says the…

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Walhalla approves new Chief of Police

November 21, 2012
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Without any dissent, Walhalla leaders are turning to the number two man in charge to lead their police department. On a motion by Councilman James Powell, the city council last night appointed Ronald Wilbanks as the successor to Tim Chastain. In a report of the latest police department activities, Powell complimented Wilbanks for the manner…

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Auditor requests a determined effort

November 21, 2012
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Oconeeans who own vehicles and boats are meeting their obligation to pay their property taxes, but the county auditor says airplane owners are falling short. Auditor Ken Nix asked the County Council last night for a determined effort to collect more than $267 thousand in back taxes that Nix says is owed on nine of…

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Christmas tree growers expect good season

November 20, 2012
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Christmas tree growers expect good season

South Carolina tree sales were up 15% last year, and growers expect another strong year, according to Steve Penland, York County tree grower and executive secretary of the S.C. Christmas Tree Association. Another grower is George Kessler. He operates Hilltop Christmas Trees and, since 1971, has been growing trees in the Central area. Kessler believes…

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Governor and the latest on cyber attack

November 20, 2012
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Governor Nikki Haley said South Carolina now knows the identities of its taxpayers whose private information was breached in the cyber attack and those breached will be notified by mail. In other highlights from the governor’s news conference this afternoon, she announced the resignation of James Etter, the Department of Revenue executive director, effective December…

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Jobless rate drops again

November 20, 2012
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October’s jobless figures for South Carolina show, once again, the number of individuals unemployed but actively looking for new work has dropped. For Oconee County, it’s the second straight month of lower numbers on the unemployment rolls. October’s rate is 8.4%. September’s was 8.6%. In October one year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 9.5%.…

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