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Recycling top priority for Oconee Solid Waste

May 15, 2014

A report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control shows Oconee one of only three South Carolina counties to exceed the state recycling goal of 40% in fiscal year 2013. DHEC’s Solid Waste Management Annual Report was released this week. Oconee Solid Waste staff and users of the manned convenience centers reduced the amount…

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Oconee chooses Teacher of Year

May 15, 2014

A faculty member at the Hamilton Career Center has been proclaimed Teacher of the Year in the Oconee School District. The honor bestowed on Jonas Crooks came during an event yesterday afternoon at Walhalla High School. Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle Schoo, Tammy Bramlettt of West-Oak Middle School and Stephanie Brewer of Tamassee-Salem Middle School…

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Have a question for the candidates?

May 14, 2014

Salem extends the welcome mat for the public to meet and hear the candidates this year for the area seat on Oconee County Council. The town’s political forum tomorrow night is reserved for Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick, the two Republicans who meet for the District One seat in the June Republican primary. The forum…

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Salem Water Department welcomes new employee

May 14, 2014

After being approved by the Salem Town Council last night, Stephen Rochester joins the Salem Water Department as a new employee. Rochester started his new job today.  

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United front marshaled for 1-cent tax

May 14, 2014

Those who have a stake in the success of an Oconee County ballot proposition this fall intend to offer a united front when it comes to its passage. An example is the attitude taken by Danny Day, an assistant public defender who chairs the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Day predicts that adding a penny…

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Open house to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s performance

May 14, 2014

The government’s nuclear watchdog has scheduled an open house to discuss how well the Oconee Nuclear Station did its job in 2013. It’s an informal open house scheduled by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take place 6 o’clock Thursday evening, May 22 at Duke’s World of Energy, and the public is invited. There will be…

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Fake FedEx checks passed in Walhalla

May 14, 2014

Three counterfeit FedEx checks were passed recently at a Walhalla convenience store, and the police have identified three out of town residents as the suspects. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Lt. Paul Harris is pursuing arrest warrants for the three alleging that they managed to cash three bad checks for a total of $730 dollars. It’s…

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New Seneca drug sweep

May 14, 2014

A new drug sweep in Seneca targets 34 suspects. By 10:45 this morning, one dozen suspects were in custody. Chief of Police John Covington vowed, “We will continue actively seeking the remainder throughout the day, night and days to come until we have them all.” The results are what the police term undercover operations by…

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Motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecks in Walhalla

May 14, 2014

The Walhalla police say a motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecked this morning on Playground Road and one person was taken to the Oconee Jail. Lt. Matt Patterson said the police were alerted by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office that a county sheriff’s officer had spotted the Honda CR-V motorcycle on South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at…

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Bridge over Six Mile Creek to be replaced

May 14, 2014

South Carolina DOT plans to construct a new bridge to cross Six Mile Creek on secondary 160 (the Jones Mill Road) about 2.5 miles southwest of Six Mile in Pickens County. The existing bridge was severely damaged and suffered partial collapse last summer during heavy rain debris build-up. A temporary steel bridge was installed at…

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