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Vote to proceed on Sewer South

January 23, 2013

A vote last night brings sewer for southern Oconee closer to reality. A new set of consultants applied a new set of eyes of how to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce, as well as extend the service eventually to three exits on I-85. URS Consultants considered three routes and chose S.C. 59 over highway 11…

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Campus police arrest two

January 23, 2013

Clemson University police arrested an Oconee County man for allegedly carrying a weapon on public property and for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to a university announcement, James Anthony Durham of Cobb Drive, Seneca was charged with felonies after an officer located a stolen handgun on the ground beside a…

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“Make another run at this”

January 23, 2013
“Make another run at this”

Oconee County once again is looking inside Walhalla to build its new jail. This time, agreeing with Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the County Council will pursue other county-owned property on the opposite side of the Law Enforcement Center. Of three options, Crenshaw recommended the cemetery side of the LEC. He quoted the consultants as saying it…

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Walhalla takes two sewer votes

January 23, 2013

When it comes to Joint Regional Sewer Authority policy, Walhalla takes the position that it’s better not to rock the boat. And last night, with one member absent, the city council voted to oppose Seneca’s request to allow that city additional seats on the authority board. Josh Holliday, chairman of the utilities committee, made the…

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Agenda set for Duke-NRC meeting

January 22, 2013

The NRC has identified matters to be discussed in its meeting next week with Duke Energy officials in Oconee County. The Wednesday, January 30 meeting is to take up major project matters at the Oconee nuclear plant. The projects to be discussed include plant improvements designed to prevent or mitigate the effects of natural phenomena…

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Former Senecan awaits sentence

January 22, 2013

A former Seneca man has entered a guilty plea in the government’s case alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering. Now Frederick D. Gibbs, 47, awaits sentencing in U-S District Court. Gibbs, who had identified himself as a financial sector worker, had been indicted on four counts of money laundering to conceal the nature, location, source…

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OMC awaits audit opinion

January 22, 2013

Oconee Medical Center’s newly-engaged outside auditors are wrapping up their audit of the hospital’s financial books, and the board chairman anticipates Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina will render an unqualified opinion for the year that ended September 30. Dr. Bill Howiler, chairman of the board of directors, in a report prepared for…

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SHS at work on STEM action plan

January 22, 2013

Seneca High School held its first meeting last week to develop an action plan to improve education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The eventual goal: to better prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace. Among those attending were representatives of Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Schneider Electric, Integrated Support Systems, BASF, and Oconee…

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Clean sweep by Democrats

January 22, 2013
Clean sweep by Democrats

  With 14 workers, Oconee Democrats cleaned a two-mile stretch of 123, between Ingle’s and Blue Ridge Orthopedic. For them, it was a record 45 minutes. Their litter pick-up was part of the National Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Afterward, the group gathered for a potluck lunch to watch the Inaugural…

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Barker rehab begins

January 22, 2013

Clemson President James Barker, after five heart by-passes, says he is beginning to rehab in the Greenville hospital. In a message to the university community, Barker said, “The doctors are pleased with my progress, but they advise that it will take some time to heal. I am beginning by rehab work, and I plan to…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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