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Arrest made in truck theft

August 30, 2012

Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a 52-year old man in the investigation of a work truck stolen last week from a contractor’s office. Law enforcement records show Gregory Asvyle Bates of the Stamp Creek Landing Road charged with the theft of a 1991 Ford flatbed work truck and malicious injury to personal property at Hutch…

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Arsenic study funded by CU Experiment Station

August 30, 2012

The Clemson University Experiment Station has approved funding for research on arsenic in water resources. A worldwide problem, there are coastal areas in South Carolina with above-average levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Clemson biologist Lisa Bain studies killfish, using it as a model to see the effects of arsenic on early stages of growth. Her…

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Recommending a third spec building

August 30, 2012

A group of Oconee County officials and citizens have a consensus toward an economic development strategy. The county’s capital projects advisory committee recommends construction of Oconee’s third speculative building, as soon as it is practicable. County councilman Paul Corbeil, the committee chairman, says the recommendation will go to the county planning commission for further consideration.…

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Medicating Oconee’s inmates

August 30, 2012

The annual bill to dispense medication to Oconee County’s prison population ranges from about $80 thousand to $160 thousand. County staff have settled on $100 thousand as the estimated prescription costs for another year at the county detention center. A recommendation to renew a contract with an Alabama company goes before Oconee County Council next…

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Store robbery brings 10-year term

August 29, 2012

A young man admitted in Oconee County court today that he used a gun and wore a bandana as he held up a convenience store in January 2011 in Seneca. The judge was told that the gun and the cash stolen were later found near the crime scene, a Plez-U convenience store. Judge Alex Macaulay…

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State DOR reports Duke assessment

August 29, 2012

Duke Energy once again will see a lower tax bill from Oconee County. The announcement today from County Auditor Ken Nix made official that the State Department of Revenue has set a lower assessment on which to base Duke’s 2012 obligation for its Oconee Nuclear and other holdings. This year’s assessment is $132 million, down…

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ONS’s fire suppression system

August 29, 2012
ONS’s fire suppression system

Duke Energy wants more time to make fire protection improvements at the Oconee Nuclear Station. Spokesman Roger Hannah of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today about a meeting last month at NRC headquarters near Washington, at which Duke requested an extension of a deadline. Hannah says the work underway would implement Oconee…

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November 6 state referendum

August 29, 2012
November 6 state referendum

Besides President and Sheriff, Oconeeans will decide a question in November that’ll have implications for the men and women who are the future candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. On state amendment #1 in the General Election, the only statewide question for the ballot this time, a yes vote will favor, beginning in 2018, the…

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Seneca headed paperless

August 29, 2012

Greg Dietterick says it’s time Seneca government went paperless. The mayor and council agree. Too much paper, according to the city administrator, is being stored at City Hall. So, the city is now going to adapt the proper computer software to allow for the retention of records. It’s also going to mean the hiring of…

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Foothills “Y” reaches out to Seneca

August 29, 2012
Foothills “Y” reaches out to Seneca

At Seneca’s request, the Foothills YMCA made a presentation for its revised plans to open the first YMCA serving Oconee County and surrounding areas. Seneca is faced with an estimate that it would have to spend at least $200 thousand to once again provide swimming to the public. As part of its decision-making process, the…

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