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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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Presents slow to come in

December 18, 2012

Organizers of Seneca’s annual “Celebrate Christmas with Heroes” are disappointed by the public’s response to this year’s effort. Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley says gifts are slow to come in. They are being collected in the back lobby of the main floor of City Hall. The deadline is the close of business Thursday, as the party…

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Arrest in major act of vandalism

December 17, 2012

A new arrest has been in what was a major act of vandalism last summer at the Oconee Country Club in the Richland Community. According to law enforcement records, a 17-year old neighbor of the golf course, Jessie Dewayne Shook, has been arrested and charged with burglary third degree and malicious damage to property. Golf…

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History to be made Thursday

December 17, 2012

A Clemson University student will make national history Thursday as the first woman in the country to earn a Ph.D. in automotive engineering. Ala Qattawi is among nearly 200 students in Clemson’s automotive engineering program who are pursuing graduate degrees in the male-dominated field. Qattawi’s work involves concept cars and technology to improve efficiency and…

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