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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

December 19, 2012

Rural Fire Control reports a home fire around  1 o’clock this morning inside the service area of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Fire fighters put out the fire on Timberlake Circle. No one reported hurt.

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Whitmire drops a second bill into the hopper

December 18, 2012

For consideration in the 2013 S.C. General Assembly, Oconee’s Bill Whitmire has pre-filed a second bill, to change the law when it comes to how historic properties mesh with modern-day building codes. A former Walhalla history teacher, Rep. Whitmire seeks to change state law “so as to allow the governing body of a county or…

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Traffic fatality: elderly Fair Play man

December 18, 2012

A 79-year old Fair Play man lost his life as the result of an accident in his home community near the interstate highway. Coroner Karl Addis said James Rufus Brown was the driver of the small car involved in the 9:30 accident this morning on the W. Fair Play Boulevard. According to Addis, the accident,…

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OC projects part of federal aid bridge program

December 18, 2012

The surface on one side of an interstate bridge and the surfaces on both sides of a second bridge in Oconee County are being recommended for work. And the state DOT has opened a public comment period on the projects. Mike Smith, DOT resident maintenance engineer for Oconee County, says the bridges recommended for federal…

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Office construction at Oconee Nuclear

December 18, 2012

Hammer and nail work will be ongoing the next two years at the Oconee Nuclear Station. A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says two new office buildings are planned to relieve office-overcrowding. One of the buildings will rise five stories and one is to replace modular office units.

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Traffic fatality in Fair Play

December 18, 2012

State troopers report one fatality in a traffic crash this morning at Fair Play. The accident was reported shortly after 9:30 at W. Fairplay Road and Dean’s Drive. No other details immediately available.

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S.C. 11 walker nears half way

December 18, 2012

For a good cause, an Oconee sheriff’s officer is spending much of his off-time walking the entire length of S.C.’s Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. Norman Dukes is accepting pledges to help the transition class of Tamassee-Salem high School’s special needs program raise money to offset transportation costs to events away from campus. So far, Dukes…

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Duke names new WOE director

December 18, 2012

Come the new year will come someone new in charge of Duke Energy’s World of Energy next to the Oconee Nuclear Station. The electric utility today announced the appointment of Barbara Gatten of Nashville, Tennessee to succeed the retiring Sandra Magee. Gatten, who comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority, will report for work January 2…

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Haley selects Scott

December 18, 2012
Haley selects Scott

In a state known long ago for segregation, South Carolina has turned to an African-American to serve in the U-S Senate. Governor Nikki Haley announces the appointment of Congressman Tim Scott to fill the remaining two years of the office opened by Jim DeMint’s resignation to take another job. Scott will be eligible to seek…

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Christmas cards to Sandy Hook

December 18, 2012
Christmas cards to Sandy Hook

A Clemson student wanted to do something to reach out to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Alyssa Hess started Tigers for Sandy Hook Elementary to encourage her fellow students and other members of the university community to send Christmas cards to the families and children affected by the shootings.

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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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