JRSA’s 2013 in review

Bob Winchester may have covered it all last night as he stood in Walhalla and reported on the activities and financial condition of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. As executive director of the county’s treatment plant, it fell to Winchester to conduct the JRSA’s annual meeting, for which leaders of the three member cities filled tables inside the Walhalla […]

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Pioneer’s request tabled for a month

In Hart County, the water and sewer authority board for that northeast Georgia county has tabled until next month a request from its South Carolina neighbor, the Pioneer Rural Water District, for assistance. Officials representing Pioneer, a retail water supplier for parts of Oconee and Anderson counties, went into last night’s meeting in Hartwell in hopes that the authority would […]

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Barn fire at Crossroads

Fire broke out early last night in a barn inside the service territory of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Oconee County dispatchers say no one was injured in the fire at Hawk Ridge Drive near the Williams Farm Road. The barn was destroyed, but owner George Chandler says he wants all to know that he’s grateful to all the fire […]

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Anderson attorney pleads guilt to obstruction

An attorney in Anderson pleaded guilty to obstruction. Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced the plea of guilt from Charles Anderson, an Anderson, South Carolina attorney, came in front of U-S District Judge Michelle Childs in Greenville. The government announcement quotes government documents as saying the 44-year old Anderson pleaded guilty to making materially […]

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Getting re-started after the holidays

The holidays forced a slow down in the work done by a committee in Seneca to figure out a future use for former school property. But now that the Christmas and New Year’s holidays have passed the work of the Kellett Project Committee resumes. A representative of that committee of neighborhood and city leaders says a new meeting has been […]

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Special meeting tonight

A called meeting of the Pickens County School Board takes place tonight at 6 o’clock. One of the items for discussion is what Phillip Bowers calls “millage stabilization.” Bowers, chairman of the Pickens GOP and a board critic, calls millage stabilization a back-door tax increase.

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Student charged with punching policeman

A 19-year old Clemson student from the Charleston area was arrested over the weekend after being accused of punching a campus policeman several times. According to the university, that policeman was in the process of arresting David Michael Sass, 19-year old Hanahan resident, when the assault allegedly occurred. The police say they were called to Lightsey Bridge apartments just after […]

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One-on-one with the Governor!

Governor Nikki Haley holds constituent meetings this week at the State House, and South Carolinians are invited to discuss any issue with the state’s chief executive. The meetings are held on a one-on-one basis and take place at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Appointments with the governor are offered first-come, first-served. To schedule an appointment, call 803/734-1999 between 9 and 9:30 […]

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Annual inspection completed at ONS

The government’s annual inspection of Oconee Nuclear’s emergency preparedness program has been completed, and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission letter closing out the inspection report has been sent to Scott Batson, site vice president at the nuclear plant. The NRC also announced in a letter to Duke’ Scott Batson that seven reactor operator and five senior reactor operator applicants passed both […]

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