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Duke’s check arrives on time

January 18, 2013

The check that was in the mail arrived and  now is deposited into the Oconee County treasury of funds. Oconee’s number one taxpayer, Duke Energy, met its annual obligation to the county, this time by sending a check for some $27 million. The check, dated January 14, arrived in time to avoid a three percent…

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Barker hospitalized

January 18, 2013

Clemson trustees delegated powers today to Provost Doris Helms to be chief executive of the university while President James Barker is on medical leave. Barker was scheduled today for heart surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital for a triple bypass to treat blockages discovered yesterday during a heart cauterization. It is expected he will be in…

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County system held

January 18, 2013

While sewer spills were found within both the Clemson and Walhalla collector systems, the county system apparently escaped, although tested. Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority said five inches of rain fell this week during a three-day period at the Seneca plant. Winchester said, so far, he’s aware of no spills. Doing its…

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NRC commissioner at CU

January 18, 2013

NRC commissioner William Magwood speaks at 2:30 this afternoon at Clemson University’s Brackett Hall room 100. Magwood’s topic will be “Nuclear Power: A Regulatory Perspective Post-Fukushima.”

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Oconee jobless rate climbs to 9%

January 18, 2013

South Carolina’s jobless rate increased slightly to 8.4% in December from 8.3% in November, but a corresponding increase was higher in Oconee County. Oconee’s unemployment rolls stood at 9% last month, a .04% increase from November. An economist advised an Oconee County meeting last week to remember that when unemployment hits 10%, the economy can…

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Rescue Squad Member of the Year

January 18, 2013

A member of the Mountain Rest Rescue Squad, Lynn Wilbanks, was named Oconee County Emergency Services “Rescue Squad Member of the Year” for 2012. The award was presented during a banquet at Seneca’s Gignilliat Gym. Wilbanks has been a member of his community’s volunteer fire department since 1998, the rescue squad since 1991, and rescue…

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Historian to address Seneca luncheon

January 18, 2013

An historian will address a Seneca luncheon next month to help mark the city’s observance of Black History Month. From the state Historic Preservation Office, Rebekah Dobrasko will tell how a little-remembered school building campaign had a large impact on an attempt by South Carolina to equalize its dual public school systems, one for whites…

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OMC members disband

January 18, 2013

Around 8 o’clock last night Oconee Medical Center entered a new era, as  dues-paying members of the hospital association voted to disband. The action allows OMC to become a non-membership, not-for-profit corporation. In place of votes by the association membership, the board of directors will choose its future members, with the help of a nominating…

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Sewer overflows

January 18, 2013

City of Walhalla has issued a public notice to residents of Shadybrook Drive and Warner Mill. Several manholes are flooded. Those in those two areas should avoid contact with the streams until flood conditions have passed. Walhalla is monitoring the water quality of the streams and will make further announcements. At Clemson, a sewer overflow…

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Schools running on regular schedule

January 18, 2013

Oconee public schools are running this morning on time and on regular schedule. According to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, it appears we missed the snow, but driving should be approached cautiously as water is still on some of the roads. The S.C. Department of Transportation has activated its online site for winter weather conditions. For…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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