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Scott Parris to make presentation

September 4, 2014

Surveys and water samples are being made at Lake Keowee, as the early part of a project for a new Walhalla water treatment plant. And Scott Parris, the city utilities director, is headed to Greenville later this month to speak about the project. Parris will talk about his city’s plans for a new water source…

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Fire near Walhalla

September 4, 2014

Fire took a heavy toll this morning to what apparently was an un-occupied mobile home near Walhalla.  From the scene, Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department gave the location as 816 Adam Sullivan Road.  He says an investigation will started to determine what caused that rural mobile home to burn.

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Goats to chew down unwanted vegetation

September 4, 2014

Clemson researchers and campus facilities managers have teamed up to rid a section of unwanted vegetation along a creek near the Lightsey Bridge apartments. They are employing goats which are being fenced in along a section of Hunnicutt Creek to feed on the invasive weeds along the creek bank and upland area—clearing the way for…

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A businessman’s success story

September 4, 2014

At the annual Westminster Rotary Club luncheonm tomorrow, organizer will present an examploe of a successful agri-tourism business, and everyone is invited to hear Ed Land’s story of his Chattooga Belle Farm.  Tickets are still available by calling the Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 647-5316.  The luncheon takes place at 1 o’clock in the social…

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Scrap plastics recycler bound for Oconee

September 4, 2014

A realtor says a scrap plastics recycler intends to move to Oconee County. Realtor Justin Mann says the planned move by the company was an agenda item this week for the Oconee County Council. There’s speculation the company will move from Anderson to a warehouse building on highway 123—west of the South Carolina 11 interchange…

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A story clarified

September 4, 2014

Here’s a clarification of a 96.3/WGOG NEWS story on the 2014 tax levy, as considered this week by Oconee County Council.  We reported that Auditor Ken Nix recommended a one mill increase in thec 2014 levy.  Nix told council that based on current assessments it would be necessary for the council to raise taxes by…

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Tom Hendricks appointed

September 3, 2014

Liberty resident Tom Hendricks is one of two Pickens County residents who have been appointed to the governing board at Tri-County Technical College. A long-time government worker, Hendricks retired as an Oconee County administrator. Governor Haley appointed both Hendricks and Dr. Valerie Ramsey of Easley to terms on the Tech Commission that expire in July…

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Fire takes heavy toll near Walhalla

September 3, 2014

Fire broke out in a home north of Walhalla this morning, but the two people who live there were not home. According to Chief Jeff Heaton of the Picket Post-Camp Oak Volunteer Fire Department, preliminary determinations indicate heavy damage to “40 to 60%” at 420 Bethel Church Road. Heaton says for the multiple fire stations…

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Seneca makes the switch!

September 3, 2014
Seneca makes the switch!

  Long-awaited electric bus passenger service debuted today in Seneca, in time to give the Oconee County municipality a national distinction. The launch of three of the buses makes Seneca the first city in the country to switch from gas-diesel buses to electric buses, according to Ed Halbig. The distinction of the first electric bus rider…

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Offsetting that Duke shortfall

September 3, 2014

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix points out that, in spite of an anticipated shortfall in the county’s budget as the result of reduced Duke Energy assessment, there are some offsets.  New growth that is making its way onto the tax books. Nix gave some examples last night to the County Council. They include the taxes assessed…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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