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July 4 closings

July 3, 2013

Many regular government services take a holiday tomorrow to allow the employees time to spend the 4th with their families and loved ones. All Oconee Solid Waste facilities will be closed. All Oconee branch libraries are closed tomorrow, but will reopen at normal time Friday. Seneca City Hall and Tri-County Technical College are closed for…

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Walhalla wants to take big drink out of Keowee!

July 3, 2013

In the next 12 months, Walhalla’s top utility official vows to get going on the long-talked about project to secure a new water source for the city. “This is going to be the year that I think we’ll get going on our intake into Lake Keowee,” Utilities Director Scott Parris told the mayor and city…

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Streetscape plans

July 3, 2013

Walhalla intends to push forward with its streetscape project. At City Hall last night, Mayor Danny Edwards announced Walhalla is ready to invite companies to offer proposals for design-build work in the city’s core downtown business area. The project will include a re-make of a four-block section of Main Street and burying the overhead electric…

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Celebrating Independence Eve in Walhalla

July 3, 2013

Organizers hope rain won’t interfere with tonight’s Independence Eve celebration in Walhalla. Homemade chili, ice cream making, a dunking booth, and fun for the kids are to take place on part of a block downtown. Shortly after 9 tonight, fireworks are planned at nearby Memorial Stadium on the soccer field.

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Operations suspended at the river

July 3, 2013

The Incident Team for the recovery of Thomas Hill has suspended operations because of forecast rain and safety concerns.“Some people might ask, ‘Why can we put a man on the moon but we can’t recover a body from the Chattooga River?’ but unfortunately it’s just not that simple,” said Incident Commander Buck Haney. “The Chattooga…

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“Apparent” violation becomes violation

July 2, 2013

After several months of back-and-forth between the government and its licensee, Duke Energy has been judged to have committed a Severity Level III violation when it comes to its fire protection system at the Oconee Nuclear Station. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission stopped short of a civil penalty. In place of a fine, Duke apparently…

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Sheriff’s Office names new litter officer

July 2, 2013

Watch for Oconee’s new envirionmental services officer to use prison labor to help tackle the county’s litter problem. The appointment of Corp. Tim Rice, a deputy sheriff, is announced in this summer’s newsletter of the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association. “KOBA” quotes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw as saying, “The Sheriff’s Office is committed to having every deputy…

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Recovery suspended for high water

July 2, 2013

Overnight rainfall creating higher-than-normal water levels in the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River today has forced recovery workers to suspend on-water recovery efforts for Thomas Hill. Search crews have been focusing on the Sockem-Dog rapid area of the Chattooga since Mr. Hill fell from a raft there on June 19, 2013. Results of side-scan sonar…

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Rain unlikely to deter campers

July 2, 2013

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Oconee County baked in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. So dry and hot that an island which caught fire in Lake Keowee was allowed to burn itself out. Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the first half of this year has…

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Spillway gate tests next week

July 2, 2013
Spillway gate tests next week

The Corps of Engineers next week conducts required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 are to ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam, along with…

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  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
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