Blog Archives

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.…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Reserve policeman

August 29, 2012

8/29/12  0700   West Unionhas a new reserve police officer.  Rory Jones was sworn in July 20.

Read more »

Sewer line from GCCP to Seneca

August 29, 2012

The Seneca city administrator says negotiations with Oconee County are progressing for the city to be the collector of sewage to be generated at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. Greg Dietterick told the mayor and city council last night that, from the city’s standpoint, the project is “very doable” and it’s…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
AEC v1.0.4