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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!

February 4, 2013

After evaluation, South Carolina DOT has decided against saving the North Seed Farm Road Bridge crossing the railroad on secondary 64 in the Clearmont Community near Westminster. A letter Friday from SC DOT official Rob Perry states the final decision was the Secretary of Transportation’s concurrence with the recommendation to remove the existing bridge, which…

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Bad Creek Hydro captures award

February 1, 2013

Employees at Duke Energy’s Bad Creek Pumped Storage Hydrolectric Station in Oconee County are being honored today for their leadership in conservation and education programs. The workers are being recognized at the S.C. Wildlife Federation’s annual awards banquet for their involvement in Trout Unlimited’s “Scoutin’ for Trout,” and National Hunting and Fishing Day events, as…

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Gun Shop crowds greets Congressman

February 1, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan, an NRA member and advocate for gun control rights, is hearing today from Oconee County residents as part of his Second Amendment listening tour. Duncan attracted a crowd of around 75 at the Gun Shop on Walhalla’s Main Street. And he told 96.3/WGOG NEWS said he’s in Washington, fighting for people’s rights,…

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NRC places Duke on notice

February 1, 2013

The NRC has placed Duke Energy on official notice of what the government watchdog agency considers an apparent violation of Duke’s failure to achieve enhanced fire protection measures at the Oconee Nuclear Station. “This apparent violation is being considered for escalated enforcement action in accordance with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Enforcement Policy,” Michele Evans,…

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Mountain Rest PO to get new Officer-in-Charge

February 1, 2013

Starting tomorrow there’ll be a new Officer-in-Charge at the Mountain Rest Post Office. Vonda Beatty, a Walhalla Post Office employee for about the last eight years, is transferring to succeed the interim postmaster in the mountain hamlet. Beatty’s appointment was announced yesterday.  

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Graham hammers on Hagel

February 1, 2013

Chuck Hagel may have what it takes to win nomination as next the Defense Secretary, but he faces a challenge from Lindsey Graham. At yesterday’s Senate Armed Services hearing, Graham hammered at Hagel from several fronts. As released by Graham’s Washington office, excerpts of their exchange are being carried today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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CU wellness and fitness center on the lake

February 1, 2013

Clemson University trustees gave concept approval yesterday for a new outdoor wellness and fitness center on Lake Hartwell, west of the central campus. The facility is to include about 16 thousand square feet of climate-controlled activity and support space and about 15 thousand square feet of unheated space for outdoor-covered programming. The trustees acted as…

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Mountain Rest PO changes

February 1, 2013

Mountain Rest postal customers left their community meeting with the anticipation window hours will be reduced. They can bank, however, on at least having a community post office for the indeterminate future, though a postal official at the meeting cautioned that all post offices are under review. Bryan Cramer of the USPS announced the results…

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Two questions to be answered in updated study

January 31, 2013

The second part of a Savannah River Basin study to be undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers is designed to answer two questions: How low can reservoir releases be before irreversible harm is done to the economy and environment? And how long can releases be kept at the lowest recommended level? “Many people eagerly…

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Boylston to lead OC Chamber

January 31, 2013

A former government servant and lifelong Oconee resident has been named interim executive director of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce at Seneca. Billy Boylston worked in Republican Party circles at last year’s national convention and then for the Romney-Ryan campaign. Previous to that, he worked on Capitol Hill for Congressmen Jeff Duncan of South…

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