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Peel the ears for a test

July 9, 2014

Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested this morning at approximately 11:50. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The full-siren test is performed once every three months. County officials are responsible for sounding the…

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International trade meeting at Clemson

July 8, 2014

International trade in ceramic tile is at stake as delegates from 15 countries begin meeting at Clemson University to develop new standards for a building material that is easy to take for granted—yet has covered floors, walls and countertops everywhere. Decisions made at the Madren Conference Center on campus between now and Friday are expected…

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3-vehicle wreck in Westminster

July 8, 2014

The police say three vehicles collided late this morning on Windsor Street in Westminster–between First Citizen’s Bank and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan.  One injury reported.

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Island fire started at camp site

July 8, 2014

A Pickens County fire department hauled water and fire suppression equipment by boat yesterday to reach an island fire on Lake Keowee near Mile Creek Park. By a quick boat ride, Chief Phil Black says he and other Vineyard Fire Department personnel were able to hold the damage to a half acre on what is…

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Oconee’s shelter opens for business

July 8, 2014

After a green ribbon was cut this morning, Oconee’s first shelter for the abused officially went into business. The ribbon-cutting took place at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Complex because the true location of the shelter is kept secret from general public knowledge, to help ensure the safety of those who go there for protection. It was…

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NRC to Duke: Let’s talk in Atlanta

July 8, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced plans for a meeting with Duke Energy to talk about what the government watchdog regards as an apparent violation last year in Unit One at Oconee Nuclear Station. The conference is being arranged Thursday, July 31 at the NRC’s regional offices in Atlanta and apparently is a step in the…

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New website has bells and whistles

July 8, 2014

What is one week old and already drawing compliments at the office of Oconee Economic Alliance? It’s a new website that offers the world a picture of Oconee County and what it has to offer for industrial site selectors. The Alliance today officially announced InvestOconeeSC.com. But Richard Blackwell, executive director, and his staff say this…

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Theft in parking lot of business

July 8, 2014

A reward could await you if you can provide information that’ll break the unsolved case of theft last month in the parking lot of a business near Seneca. Someone took a yellow and black pressure washer (7HP 3400 PSI Dealt) during the early morning hours June 15th on the Sandifer Boulevard. Surveillance of what happened…

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Blue Ridge Bank backs 9/11 Memorial

July 8, 2014
Blue Ridge Bank backs 9/11 Memorial

 Blue Ridge Bank has become the first Upstate financial institution to make a significant contribution toward the building of a 9/11 Memorial in Oconee County. And the bank made the contribution citing the impact the 9/11 attacks had on the banking industry. During a ceremony at Blue Ridge’s Bountyland office, CEO Glenn Buddin and President…

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Balancing the job gain report

July 8, 2014

“Things are paying off,” says Richard Blackwell, the chief economic development recruiter for Oconee County. He told the planning commission last night of a gain of 276 jobs in six months—the most since pre-recession year 2007. But Blackwell fielded a challenge to his report from David Lyle, planning commission chairman. Noting the loss of jobs…

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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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