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SHS at work on STEM action plan

January 22, 2013

Seneca High School held its first meeting last week to develop an action plan to improve education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The eventual goal: to better prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace. Among those attending were representatives of Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Schneider Electric, Integrated Support Systems, BASF, and Oconee…

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Clean sweep by Democrats

January 22, 2013
Clean sweep by Democrats

  With 14 workers, Oconee Democrats cleaned a two-mile stretch of 123, between Ingle’s and Blue Ridge Orthopedic. For them, it was a record 45 minutes. Their litter pick-up was part of the National Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Afterward, the group gathered for a potluck lunch to watch the Inaugural…

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Barker rehab begins

January 22, 2013

Clemson President James Barker, after five heart by-passes, says he is beginning to rehab in the Greenville hospital. In a message to the university community, Barker said, “The doctors are pleased with my progress, but they advise that it will take some time to heal. I am beginning by rehab work, and I plan to…

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More jail talk tonight

January 22, 2013

At least one member of Oconee County Council carries hope that something can be worked out for the county to resolve its jail needs at the existing location. From the standpoint of District Three’s Archie Barron, “First priority would be to put the jail behind the current Law Enforcement Center.” Barron said he’s hopeful something…

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Saturday’s focus was farms

January 22, 2013
Saturday’s focus was farms

   For most people, conservation brings to mind waterfalls and mountain views. For 45 Oconee landowners, elected officials and activists gathered at Tokeena Angus Farms, Saturday the focus was on farms. Van Whitehead, Deputy Director of Upstate Forever, addressed the what, why, and how to use conservation easements. “Many people really want to preserve their…

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Duke’s check arrives on time

January 18, 2013

The check that was in the mail arrived and  now is deposited into the Oconee County treasury of funds. Oconee’s number one taxpayer, Duke Energy, met its annual obligation to the county, this time by sending a check for some $27 million. The check, dated January 14, arrived in time to avoid a three percent…

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Barker hospitalized

January 18, 2013

Clemson trustees delegated powers today to Provost Doris Helms to be chief executive of the university while President James Barker is on medical leave. Barker was scheduled today for heart surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital for a triple bypass to treat blockages discovered yesterday during a heart cauterization. It is expected he will be in…

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County system held

January 18, 2013

While sewer spills were found within both the Clemson and Walhalla collector systems, the county system apparently escaped, although tested. Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority said five inches of rain fell this week during a three-day period at the Seneca plant. Winchester said, so far, he’s aware of no spills. Doing its…

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NRC commissioner at CU

January 18, 2013

NRC commissioner William Magwood speaks at 2:30 this afternoon at Clemson University’s Brackett Hall room 100. Magwood’s topic will be “Nuclear Power: A Regulatory Perspective Post-Fukushima.”

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Oconee jobless rate climbs to 9%

January 18, 2013

South Carolina’s jobless rate increased slightly to 8.4% in December from 8.3% in November, but a corresponding increase was higher in Oconee County. Oconee’s unemployment rolls stood at 9% last month, a .04% increase from November. An economist advised an Oconee County meeting last week to remember that when unemployment hits 10%, the economy can…

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