Local Government Fund addressed first

No one seemed surprised when Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council, took the prerogative to make the state’s Local Government Fund the first question of the evening. He sought the lawmakers’ view on the chances for the state aid to counties’ fund to be replenished to levels pre-2007 recession. Two of the lawmakers responded by saying that, as the […]

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Delegation-Council meeting draws a crowd!

A rare meeting of the Oconee County Council and the county’s state Legislative Delegation ended last night with pledges to ensure there will be more in the future. As the leaders wound down after an hour and a half, it was a matter of finding suitable dates on their calendars for the next meetings. Last night’s meeting seemed to open […]

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Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration

 Walhalla celebrates the country’s birthday on Independence Eve. Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone at 6 o’clock Thursday evening for the fun, the food and the fireworks. There will be food booths, bouncy houses and music. The fireworks will begin shortly after 9 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson drinking water discolored

The city of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration, turbidity, in its drinking water.  And it is prevalent all the way along the highway 76 transmission line leading to the city, the university, Town of Pendleton, and the Sandy Springs Water District.  According to the city of Anderson’s utilities director, Anderson is experiencing the same discoloration issues in its […]

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CATbus Partners save Pendleton route

The 13 year old CAT bus route operating between Clemson University, Pendleton and Tri-County Technical College will continue for another year! Although formal ratification will not be approved by the Clemson City Council until July 7, the Pendleton Route will not be interrupted at any time during the next ten days. The critical portion of the CATbus 4-U Route connecting […]

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Repeal of boil water advisory

The Anderson Regional Joint Water System, ARJWS, has rescinded the boil water notice issued to the City of Clemson. Water samples have been analyzed and results show that the water is safe for consumption. The City of Clemson’s water utility customers no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. Water storage tank levels in the […]

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New home development in the works

The Oconee Planning Office confirmed this afternoon that a new Lake Keowee home development, as many as 250 lots, is in the works—the result of last week’s land deal involving Crescent Communities and as many as three limited liability companies. Josh Stephens of the planning office says his office has on file documents, available for public perusal, that show the […]

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Duke response to apparent violation

A  spokeswoman for Duke Energy says her company has come up with “some additional information” which it intends to present to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the manner of an apparent violation last year in Unit One at Oconee Nuclear. Commenting on an announcement made Thursday by the NRC, Duke’s B-J Gatten said her company, in analyzing the government watchdog’s […]

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96.3/WGOG NEWS program change

96.3/WGOG will implement noon hour news changes—starting this Monday, June 30. The two noon hour newscasts are being combined into one. And that one newscast, to run 10 minutes in length under the sponsorship of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, will air immediately after the NBC News at 12 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Crescent parts with Lake Keowee land

The company that handles Duke Energy lakefront property has sold 500 acres in Oconee County, and those who live in the West Union vicinity of Lake Keowee are wondering today what the buyer has in mind.  Oconee land transaction records show the properties, in two tracts, were sold last week by Cresent Communities to a land holding company with a […]

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