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Editorial—Chance to question your leaders

September 11, 2012

How often do you get the chance to question your elected leaders . . . and get an answer back immediately? Critics of Oconee overnment leaders will likely tell you not enough. But the chambers of commerce are to be commended for the time and expense they’ve taken to hold countywide town hall meetings. The…

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After lightning, insurance claim

September 11, 2012

A bolt of lightning from the summer sky caused computer and other problems last month for Oconee County’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant at Seneca. Bob Winchester, executive director, told the Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners last night that a yard light appears to have been the conduit for the strike. An insurance claim has been…

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County leaders in Columbia

September 11, 2012

Chairman Joel Thrift of Oconee County Council takes part today in Columbia in a meeting of the Land Use, Natural Resources and Transportation Steering Committee of the S.C. Association of Counties. Tomorrow’s District Five’s Reg Dexter’s turn to be in the capital city, for a meeting of the state association’s Revenue, Finance and Economic Development…

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Edgewater appeal rescheduled

September 11, 2012

DHEC has a new date to consider the appeal of an Oconee County homeowners’ group in the matter of a project to build a Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant. The appeal, by Edgewater Property Owners Association, is now scheduled to be heard during this week’s meeting of the board of the Department of Health…

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Demonstrating what’s wrong

September 11, 2012
Demonstrating what’s wrong

Bob Winchester, executive director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, used a model expansion joint to demonstrate a problem with the JRSA’s recent project to upgrade the Martin Creek pump station near Seneca.

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Something new at Clemson intersection

September 11, 2012
Something new at Clemson intersection

The intersection of SC 93 and Williamson Road is the latest Clemson intersection to receive mast arm decorative traffic light poles. The work last Friday was a joint project of Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

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Scout beautifies medical clinic grounds

September 11, 2012

The grounds of the free medical clinic in Seneca received a makeover during the weekend from a Boy Scout completing Eagle Scout requirements. Assisted by Rosa Clark secretary and board member Marlene Edmund, Brightin Blanton worked on the grounds and planted a bird house. For the project, Brightin raised his own funds and received a…

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West Nile fatal to South Carolinian

September 11, 2012

An elderly Aiken County man has been identified as the first person to die with West Nile Virus this year in South Carolina. “This gentleman tested positive for West Nile Virus infection after being hospitalized with sudden onset of high fever, confusion, and headache,” said Riyadh Muhammad, M-D and regional medical director for DHEC Region…

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October 1 deadline

September 11, 2012

Questions arose last night at the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant as to a proposed agreement to pipe sewer to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The concerns were brought to the meeting table of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority by Walhalla and Westminster representatives. All commissioners decided to allow three more weeks to ask questions and…

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Heart trouble leads to fatal wreck

September 11, 2012

A 66-year old Oconeean died at the scene of a one-car accident yesterday morning near the Sheep Farm Road. Coroner Karl Addis says it appears James Tagtmeyer died of a cardiac event causing him to cross the centerline of Sheep Farm Road, beyond an old road bed, and into a field near the entrance to…

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