95 WW2 veterans identified in OC

An effort to identify Second World War veterans living in Oconee County, so far, has produced 95 men and women. The county Office of Veterans Affairs seeks to identify additional numbers, but will impose a deadline for its project. “We are going to continue to look for our ‘greatest generation’ through December 31,” V-A Director Jerry Dyar said. Dyar’s office […]

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First Family’s Christmas open house

Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family invite South Carolinians to join them for a Christmas open house tonight—5:3o to 7:30 at the Governor’s Mansion. The event is free of charge, open to the public and no reservations are required. The First Family requests that guests consider bringing canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank, as well as school supplies […]

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What ONS has learned from Japan tsunami

Outages and a lengthy refueling kept Scott Batson on the job 55 straight days at Oconee Nuclear Station. That has been a hard-at-it work schedule for the Pickens native who has the overall responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of the nuclear plant. And that’s why, he said, he can’t answer a question about whether or not it’s true […]

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Tree-planting called off

Not only has the wet weather been a bane for local and area Christmas parades, it has taken a toll on other outdoor activities. Including Westminster’s annual part in Arbor Day USA. City Administrator David Smith says, over 5 to 6 years, a variety trees has been planted—such as apple and dogwood. Only one of the plantings has failed to […]

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New lawsuit by town home owners

A new lawsuit has been filed for owners of town homes at Stoneledge at Lake Keowee. Early last month the homeowners, in their capacity as the Stoneledge property owners association, won verdicts in the amount of $5 million against builders and others involved in the construction of their complex. The plaintiffs take the position they are exercising their right to […]

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Threat received, no bomb found

The West Union McDonald’s and other nearby businesses were evacuated a short time last night, as sheriff’s officers investigated a bomb threat. No bomb was found and all affected businesses were permitted to resume service within an hour. Acccording to Oconee County Dispatch, the threat received wasn’t clear as to which business was threatened.

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Remember what happened December 7, 1941

Few U-S military veterans remain alive today who can remember what happened December 7, 1941. But the leader of the Seneca American Legion Auxiliary says that’s no excuse for Americans to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cleta Bryson, auxiliary unit 120 president, requests everyone take a moment to remember the men and women killed during the surprise attack by […]

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