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Duncan sends back operating funds

February 15, 2013

For a second year, Congressman Jeff Duncan says he’ll return part of his office budget to the federal government. The hope of the Third District Republican is that the money, about $200 thousand, will be applied to pay down the national debt. The $200 thousand equates to about 15% of Duncan’s overall office budget. The…

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Mark Nix speaks to Seneca Rotary

February 14, 2013

A speaker from Columbia asked the Seneca Rotary Club today to keep in mind the important economic benefits that the local and state home building industry makes to the economy. Mark Nix, executive director of the state Home Builders Association, represents three thousand builders working to make a living, in spite of what he called…

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Jail named defendant in slip-fall case

February 14, 2013

A civil lawsuit alleging a slip and fall incident in the Oconee Jail has been filed in the Common Pleas Court. Filed yesterday, the lawsuit names Undre Randolph the plaintiff and Oconee Detention Center the defendant. It alleges that on July 14, 2011 Randolph, whom the lawsuit described as a “temporary resident” of the detention…

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Paratrooper returns stateside

February 14, 2013

An Army paratrooper who graduated three years ago from West-Oak High School has returned to the U-S after an overseas deployment as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Spec. Damian DesMarais (Day-muh-ray) is an infantryman assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He’s the son of…

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Meeting promotes play every day

February 14, 2013

The value of play every day will be stressed next week during a national conference that’ll take place at Clemson University’s Madren Center. More than 200 experts in the fields of medicine, parks and recreation, health science, and education will address the benefits of play during lectures and panel discussions starting Sunday and continuing through…

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Is it selling in today’s real estate market?

February 14, 2013

Next time you have a house or some land to sell, consider the licensed agents who belong to the Western Upstate Association of Realtors. That’s a message imparted by Peggy Hill at today’s meeting of the Oconee Alliance, a public-private group working to better Oconee County. Hill serves as president/chief executive officer of the association,…

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NRC official addresses lake level concerns

February 14, 2013

An official of the government’s nuclear watchdog agency has told a Pickens County couple that, as long as the level of Lake Keowee is kept 791 feet above mean sea level, Oconee’s three nuclear reactors can continue to operate safely. Robert Pascarelli of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation said, “If Lake Keowee goes…

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Upstate mail thief sent to prison

February 14, 2013

A Greenville man who the government says stole mail from various locations across Upstate South Carolina has been sent to federal prison. At U-S District Court in Anderson, Judge Tim Cain ordered Christopher Brooks Pruitt to serve nine months and make nearly $27 thousand in restitution to his victims. According to the office of U-S…

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Libraries to take nap on President’s Day

February 14, 2013

All branches of the Oconee Public Library will be closed Monday for President’s Day. The branches will re-open at normal time Tuesday. Materials may be returned in the after-hours book drops at all locations, and the website, www.oconee.lib.sc.us, is available 24/7.

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Airman completes course

February 14, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian Head graduated from the Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He’ll now proceed to Dover Air Base in Delaware to receive further training in his field. Head is the son of Jeremy Brewer of Walhalla and is a 2012 Walhalla High graduate.

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