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Upstate developers plead guilty

January 17, 2013

Two Upstate developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and await sentencing. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney, William F. Binnicker, 47, of Easley, and Rufus G. Revis, 78, of Anderson tried to put together a real estate project called Riviera Estates. The government called Riviera Estates a straw buyer scheme…

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Membership meeting tonight

January 17, 2013

7:30 is the start time tonight for the annual membership meeting of the Oconee Medical Center Association. All association members have a special invitation to take part, as the membership tonight considers a resolution empowering the board of directors to choose its own members. The meeting will be held in the Oconee Room on the…

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Zoning hearings tonight

January 17, 2013

Two requests to vary from Seneca’s zoning ordinance are to be heard tonight at City Hall. Beginning at 6 o’clock the board of zoning appeals conducts hearings on David Mead’s application for a requested zoning change at 305 Waterford Drive. The second hearing will take up Benjamin Poole’s request for a change at 106 Pleasant…

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NRC says no

January 16, 2013

The NRC has denied Duke Energy’s request for more time to transition to a revised fire protection system at Oconee Nuclear. Duke had wanted a two-year extension. The NRC’s decision was contained in a letter yesterday to Preston Gillespie, site vice president at Oconee. According to a safety evaluation prepared by the NRC, Duke in…

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CU professor to be published in inauguration portfolio

January 16, 2013

A Clemson professor, Vernon Burton, is one of ten historians from across the country invited to submit essays for the historical portfolio that will be distributed at Monday’s Presidential inauguration luncheon in Washington. Burton is a professor of history and director of the Cyber institute at Clemson. The portfolio is being published by the Joint…

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Banners to mark King Way

January 16, 2013

Money available in a Seneca Community Development Block Grant account will determine how many banners will fly to mark S. Sixth Street as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Ed Halbig, director of community planning and development, says he has the blessings of NAACP leaders to pursue five-foot-high banners to be placed on the city’s…

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Legionnaires own their building

January 16, 2013

For the longest time it was thought or assumed that the city of Westminster owned the American Legion building on Lucky Street. But the city administrator says a title search revealed the Legion Post the owner, even though the city has been paying the utility bills. After an executive session, the city council voted last…

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Car window smashed and purse taken

January 16, 2013

Forty-five minutes after a store employee parked her car in front Applewood shopping center, someone broke the driver’s side window and stole a purse. That purse contained credit cards and other financial documents. A co-worker noticed the broken car window and alerted the victim. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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Impressive rain totals

January 16, 2013

Impressive rain measurements are being taken this week in Walhalla, by Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer. In one, 24-hour period alone, 2.18″. For the month, total approximates 5″.

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Halfway home

January 16, 2013

The academic year in the Oconee public school system has passed the halfway mark. As noted by Superintendent Mike Lucas, the 90th day of instruction was completed yesterday. The final day of the year is scheduled June 6.

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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