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The roar of a train to a library setting

May 23, 2013

Does the rumble of a passing train destroy needed concentration to read a good book or complete a computer process at Seneca’s public library? Depends who you talk to? County Councilman Paul Corbeil yesterday raised a concern about the library board’s preferred location for a new Seneca library because the 4.3 acres border Norfolk-Southern Railroad…

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K-T re-licensing open house draws large crowd

May 23, 2013

An open house for the project to re-license Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway project drew a large crowd as the time draws nearer for a stakeholders’ team to sign an agreement in principle. Eventually, the process leads to a formal application by Duke Energy for a new, 40-year license from the federal government. One stakeholder, Bob Swank…

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Murder defendant’s death

May 23, 2013

Members of the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office have confirmed the death of Oconee County murder defendant Nicholas Bonelli. They say word was received earlier this week of the death of Bonelli, the elderly man arrested and charged with the murders of two women. The cases were moved removed from the General Sessions Court in April…

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Autopsy results awaited

May 22, 2013

The State Department of Corrections awaits autopsy results this afternoon in the death of a former Oconeean on death row. Kenneth Justus was 44 years old, according to DOC spokesman Clark Newsom. And it’s routine, Newsom said, to involve the state police and medical professionals any time a prisoner dies. Originally, Justus was sent to…

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Columbia’s “hot issue” is state budget

May 22, 2013

State lawmakers continue to work toward the passage of a new state budget. This afternoon Senator Thomas Alexander said amendments, such as on road funding, are standing in the way at this time. Resolved yesterday was a decision on whether the state accepts more than 300 thousand lower-income residents lacking health insurance. The Oconee-Pickens Republican…

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Deputies “wearing” new technology

May 22, 2013

Oconee deputies have begun wearing new technology. The result is that you will be watched more closely. Called AXON Flex and made by TASER International, on-officer video cameras are clipped to an officer’s clothing or worn on a special set of glasses made by Oakley Inc. Once a deputy is sent to the scene of…

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Blackwell merits advanced accreditation

May 22, 2013

Oconee County’s chief economic development recruiter has earned South Carolina Certified Economic Developer status by completing the S.C. Economic Developers’ Advanced Symposium. Richard Blackwell completed a course to provide an advanced education experience in theory and practice of economic development. Topics covered included workforce and leadership development, product and infrastructure development, negotiation and deal structuring,…

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Councilmen question preferred library site

May 22, 2013

Two members of Oconee County Council raised questions this morning about whether the library board’s preferred property to build a new Seneca library is best. Councilman Paul Corbeil, as chairman of the county’s Capital Project Advisory Committee, said he would like to hear an expression from the city’s leadership about the library board’s preferred property—-4.3…

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Don’t forget Stumphouse and Issaqueena

May 22, 2013

In the view of one Walhalla water customer, about 500 acres sold and placed into conservation six years ago could still be used for Walhalla’s future benefit. Dan Pollock told Walhalla City Council that his study of the legal documents covering a heritage preserve at Stumphouse Mountain and Issaqueena Falls shows there are certain uses…

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Help on the way for Seneca’s Dietterick

May 22, 2013

If no changes are made before Seneca’s proposed budgets are adopted, City Administrator Greg Dietterick apparently will get some additional manpower. In response to a question by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, City-Clerk Treasurer Joel Seavey is quoting Mayor Dan Alexander as saying that money is being included in the new general operations budget to create Seneca’s first…

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