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Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

June 12, 2014
Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

A Clemson University senior lecturer who helped improve the understanding of thermal hydraulics as France became a world leader in nuclear power is looking forward to fall semester after wrapping up a year bookended by two honors. Jean Marc Delhaye won a Clemson University teaching award almost exactly a year after a professional society recognized…

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Produce coupons went quickly

June 12, 2014

Five-hundred coupons, each worth $25 worth of produce, went quickly this week at the Oconee United Way in Seneca. This summer’s supply of coupons was exhausted by the first hour of the second day of the hand-outs. And while those coupons are now in the hands of deserving senior citizens, the United Way is hopeful…

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State law supecedes Oconee’s

June 12, 2014

The stroke of a pen this week by Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that makes texting while driving illegal throughout South Carolina. It supercedes all other ordinances, such as Oconee County’s first-year law that forbids drivers’ use of communication devices while their vehicles are in motion. It also means that driving in…

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Two Soil and Water seats available this year

June 12, 2014

Two seats on Oconee County’s Soil and Water Conservation Commission are available during this year’s November General Election. But to land a space on the ballot, a candidate must first collect 100 signatures of county residents by petition. The two seats available this year are those seats currently held by Bob Winchester and Carol Hendrix,…

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FBI focus on laser threats to aircraft

June 12, 2014

A new FBI national campaign is aimed at stopping people from pointing lasers at aircraft. It’s a federal violation that presents danger to the pilots, passengers and those on the ground. The FBI offers a reward of up to $10 thousand for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser…

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Marines coming to Upstate for R&R

June 12, 2014

The public is invited to take part in a welcoming patriotic parade Monday, June 23 to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—as well as a group from the Marine Corps Upstate Wounded Warrior Regiment. About 40 Marines are expected. Individuals and businesses are asked to help line the parade route with signs, flag…

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Chamber members asked to weigh-in

June 12, 2014

The members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce are being asked by their home office to indicate whether they favor a pair of questions for the November General Election ballot. One is whether chamber members support a one-cent sales tax increase to fund a variety of betterment projects across the county—such as new libraries and…

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Blood found at burglary scene near Seneca

June 12, 2014

The burglar who got into a home near Seneca through a window and stole a gun and cash apparently left something behind. An Oconee sheriff’s deputy found blood nearby 1460 South Walnut Street, and now the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to provide any information that can be helpful to solve what happened there November…

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West Union resignations!

June 11, 2014

At its meeting last night, West Union Town Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Danny Cappelen. He had only recently begun serving a new, 2-year term in office. The Cappelen resignation apparently will require a special election to fill the seat. West Union Town Council last night also accepted the resignation of its attorney, Paul…

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Once again, most Oconee voters stayed home

June 11, 2014

Dramatic as results were in Oconee voting, the truth is most county residents qualified to have cast ballots yesterday sat the elections out. The figures pored over this morning by Joy Brooks, elections director, attest to another countywide turnout of fewer than 20%—19.7% to be exact according to unofficial totals. As one county leader lamented,…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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