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Oconee teachers picked for science institute

March 6, 2013
Oconee teachers picked for science institute

Two Oconee County teachers have been selected to attend this summer’s Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Greenville County schools’ Roper Mountain Science Center. Funded by a S-C Education Improvement Act grant, the institute will allow Kristin Harms of Seneca Middle School and Sandy Whiteford of Walhalla Middle School to take intensive training in science teaching methods.…

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Meeting cancelled

March 6, 2013

The City of Walhalla Friends of the Pool meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 has been cancelled, according to a City Hall announcement.

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OC to reconsider stance on eminent domain

March 6, 2013

Oconee County Council would like to know the public’s attitude about the possibility of closing a county road—because a bridge owned by the railroad is no longer safe. The public’s feedback is to be sought on the possibility of closing Dyar Road near Seneca. The road, off the Old Clemson Highway, features a single-lane bridge,…

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The real solution to the drought

March 6, 2013

Last night’s hard rain was great for everyone concerned over Lake Hartwell, but the Army Corps of Engineers takes the position that while recent rain has been a relief, the only way to assure an exit from the drought is regular rainfall for more than a year. As for why the Corps’ requests for lower…

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Carrying a gun after hours

March 6, 2013

At the request of Pioneer Rural Water District workers, General Manager Terry Pruitt presented a request that those workers, who possess the proper permit, carry guns while on after-hours calls. But Pruitt cautioned the district board of directors that from the standpoint of potential liability, armed employees is something the directors should think about. And…

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PRWD study favorable for plant

March 6, 2013

The general manager for Pioneer Rural Water District pronounced an auditing firm’s report favorable for Pioneer to build its first treatment plant. Terry Pruitt yesterday addressed the water district’s board of directors and made reference to a stipulation imposed by legislation by State Representative Bill Sandifer, in the aftermath of controversies enveloping the retail supplier…

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Heavy damage to Mountain Rest home

March 6, 2013

Fire fighters within 30 minutes or so were able to put a stop to a home fire at Mountain Rest, but not before the fire caused heavy damage on Gnats Hollow Road near highway 28. No one injured. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the home was used as a primary residence, but the…

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“Trees down here and there….”

March 6, 2013

After a hard downpour, ‘Ol man winter huffed and puffed. “Trees down here and there and a couple of power lines,” but nothing major reports Oconee County Dispatch.

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Duke-NRC meeting

March 5, 2013

At this hour (1 p-m EST) Duke and NRC officials are meeting near Washington, in what is described as a pre-decisional enforcement conference for what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers an apparent violation of a license condition on fire protection at Oconee Nuclear Station. Duke Energy officials are being allotted 45 minutes this afternoon to…

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Mountain Rest home fire

March 5, 2013

Fire fighters battled fire today in a large Mountain Rest home. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the location is near S-C 28 on Gnat’s Hollow Road, north of the 107 split. No injuries reported, but substantial damage reported to the two-story house. An investigation has been ordered to determine the cause of the fire.…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
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