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Let’s talk about it!

January 16, 2013

Major projects are underway at the Oconee Nuclear Station, and the NRC wants to talk about them. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will send staff to the Oconee Nuclear Station this month for a meeting, part of which will be open to the public. The meeting takes place 1 to 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 30…

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Duncan tries to strip money for lawyers

January 16, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan failed to get his way, but he had his say. Duncan co-sponsored an amendment to the Sandy Relief bill for a 1.6% across the board cut to discretionary spending, but the amendment was defeated 202-217. The Third District Republican took to the House floor to inveigh against a provision in the hurricane…

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New Sheriff to speak

January 16, 2013

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark speaks tomorrow night to a meeting of the Pickens County Republican Party. The 7 o’clock meeting takes place at the City Hall in Pickens.

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A Walhalla-Oconee County consolidation

January 15, 2013

Walhalla has taken a decision to consolidate its building codes office with that of Oconee County. Mayor Danny Edwards calls it a money-saving move and insists it has nothing to with the recent controversy over a staff decision to deny a zoning variance to remodel the Keowee Courier building. According to Edwards, John DiIonno, who…

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Abbeville Sheriff indicted

January 15, 2013

An indictment charging the Abbeville County sheriff with misconduct in office has been returned by the State Grand Jury. The announcement was made this afternoon by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The charge against Sheriff Charles Goodwin is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to the Attorney’s General announcement, the indictment…

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JRSA finances in order

January 15, 2013

The finances of the multi-million dollar Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca are in good order, and its executive director says the JRSA received an unqualified opinion from its outside auditor. A copy of the financial statements and independent auditors’ report was available at each table during last night’s JRSA annual meeting. Highlights include:…

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“If we get the rain out of here….”

January 15, 2013

In the best-case scenario, the first new major highway in decades in Oconee County will open by late next week. But Ryan Miller, resident state DOT construction engineer, admits continual rains make that scenario “bleak:” Miller explains what’s left to be done in the multi-year project to widen and extend the Sheep Farm Road includes…

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CU sets MLK Day events

January 15, 2013

In several events, Clemson University will mark the Martin Luther King Junior Day on Monday next week. The events include a day of community service and the annual MLK Commemorative Services that features David Hilliard as keynote speaker at 6 p-m Tuesday, January 22 at Tillman Hall Auditorium.  Hilliard was a founding member and former…

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Guaranteed maximum price on the way

January 15, 2013

The much-anticipated guaranteed maximum price to build the new Walhalla High School is to arrive at the Oconee School Board in February or March. At that point, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, the trustees would act in March or April, and the actual construction would start “no later than May.”  Lucas says, “Everything…

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Three months later, still talking about it

January 15, 2013

In the November election, the Oconee County voters approved a binding referendum that gives county government greater flexibility when it comes to using public funds for sewer purposes. Three months after the vote, public officials are still talking about what it’ll mean. And Bob Winchester made reference to that during last night’s annual meeting of…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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