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Referendum result topic for closed meeting

February 5, 2013

At the urging of Seneca’s Greg Dietterick, the Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners convened a private meeting last night for a report on an earlier meeting with county officials. The topic for that earlier meeting was the ramifications of the electorate’s favorable vote last fall to permit county government the use of ad valorem tax…

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Work finished on recreation and access areas

February 4, 2013

Duke Energy has completed improvement work at recreation and public access areas on lakes Keowee and Jocassee. The projects recently completed on Lake Keowee are the Stamp Creek access area, Keowee Town access area, South Cove County Park, and Mile Creek County Park. Improvements include adding courtesy docks to existing boat ramps, installing handicap accessible…

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Jacobs Road to close for RR repairs

February 4, 2013

An emergency road closure tomorrow will affect Jacobs Road in Oconee County and other roads that feed it. An announcement from the Oconee Emergency Services says immediate, required railroad crossing repairs will close Jacobs Road off U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson from 9:30 a-m to 4 p-m tomorrow. Affected also will be traffic accessing…

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Fire this morning near Westminster

February 4, 2013

Fire damaged a home near Westminster, and the fire chief credits a smoke detector with alerting the occupants. The fire occurred around 8 a-m on the Oak Grove Road, and Chief Chris Smith said the smoke detector enabled the occupant of the home to ensure that both she and an infant inside got out safely.…

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Bomb threat UPDATE

February 4, 2013

At 9:39 this morning, a bomb threat was called to Seneca High School. By 11, the school stood evacuated as a precaution, according to the Seneca police. John Covington, police chief, says with the help of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the building is being swept. “The school will resume normal operations as soon…

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Bomb threat received at SHS

February 4, 2013

An Oconee School District administrator says a bomb threat was received this morning at Seneca High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations, says the district is confident that the threat is simply a prank. But precautions are being taken, including the evacuation of the building and the use temporary use of the football…

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Keep it in savings!

February 4, 2013

At its meeting tonight, the board of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority is to be asked to roll over a maturing certificate of deposit for six months. The C-D in question amounts to nearly $94 thousand and is deposited in Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. By renewing the C-D, the new date to mature…

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Next Duke-NRC meeting

February 4, 2013

The next Duke-NRC meeting about the electric utility’s failure so far to put in place enhanced measures to protect Oconee Nuclear from fire likely is to take place at Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. But you don’t have to travel there to follow what happens. The NRC’s Roger Hannah says there will be…

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Police Chief opposes gun control

February 4, 2013

Ronald Wilbanks wears a gun and a badge and stands as the number one law enforcement officer in Walhalla. But he opposes gun control. The Walhalla police chief said as much as Friday, while awaiting the start of Congressman Jeff Duncan’s Second Amendment listening tour at the Gun Shop on Main Street. Interviewed by 96.3/WGOG…

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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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