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In a worst-case scenario

December 14, 2012

The director of Oconee Emergency Services says of the natural disasters that could occur in the vicinity of Duke’s nuclear plant, he regards flooding more likely than an earthquake, though the area in the vicinity of Oconee Nuclear is known to contain fault lines. In a well-attended forum arranged last night by Friends of Lake…

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Veterans’ office open house today

December 14, 2012

Open house at the new home of the office of Oconee Veterans Affairs takes place 2 to 4 this afternoon. The office recently moved to the large social services’ building on Walhalla’s Kenneth Street.

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Injured hiker rescued near the Chattooga

December 14, 2012

Four Oconee County rescuers made their way to the Ellicott Rock wilderness area to come to the aid of a hiker. Scott Krein, emergency services director, said the woman suffered a broken ankle. The hiker and her daughter were spending yesterday on the trail when the mother fell. The daughter signaled another hiker for help.…

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Duncan’s Iran bill Ok’d by Senate

December 13, 2012

First-term Congressman Jeff Duncan has seen his Iran legislation sail through the Senate by unanimous consent. A Republican senator from Florida made what Duncan’s Washington office describes as a technical change to the bill, and it’s now back to the House for a final vote. Then the bill goes to the desk of President Obama.…

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The chamber is hiring

December 13, 2012

The search has started to replace Sandra Jones as the new director of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce in Seneca. Jones, a Chickasaw Point, resident has resigned after two years to become general manager of the Foxwood Hills development, next door to Chickasaw Point.

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Drug sweep thru CU and Pickens County

December 13, 2012

In Pickens County, 19 people have been arrested on various drug charges spelled out in 66 warrants. The charges include the sale of marijuana, sale of a controlled substance, and sale within proximity to a school or a daycare. According to an announcement by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, eleven of yesterday’s arrests are Clemson…

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Mishap leads to rescue operation

December 13, 2012

A hiker apparently broke an ankle today in the vicinity of the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery near S.C. 107. And that has necessitated a response from the rescue division of Oconee Emergency Services.

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An honor for Pickens’ Petrofes

December 13, 2012

A national health advocacy group has named the Pickens County public health director a “public health hero.” The honor from the United Health Foundation goes to Matt Petrofes, director of DHEC’s Region 2 Public Health Office which, besides Pickens, serves Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and Union counties. DHEC Director Catherine Templeton credits Petrofes this way: “Matt…

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Alexander ascends to committee chair

December 13, 2012

In a re-organization of the State Senate, Oconee’s Thomas Alexander rose yesterday to the chair of the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. Such appointments in the Senate are based on seniority, and Alexander says he could never have achieved the position without the support of the voters of District One, who have elected him every…

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Why “FOLKS” held its tongue

December 13, 2012

Two leaders of “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—sat at the front of a recent forum on lake levels and, for the most part, sat quietly. Since the November 15 forum, they’ve been getting questions as to why the organization did not support a petition calling for no Lake Keowee water level changes. The answer, according to…

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