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Sammeth’s closing

June 27, 2014

An institution in Seneca, Sammeth’s Drug Company, has closed its doors…and the closing of the N. Townville Street business has surprised the local community. We’re told that store shelves are being emptied this afternoon, and passersby are reading the sign left by the store’s management. It refers those with prescriptions and other store accounts to…

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Getting political with the public

June 27, 2014

It will soon be officially time to get political with Oconee County public education. School District headquarters has announced the qualifying period to run this year for two of the five seats on the Oconee School Board of Trustees. Voters in districts One and Three get the chance this year to vote on individuals to…

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Congressman lauds off-shore drill bill

June 27, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan commends the House of Representatives for passing an off-shore oil and gas bill that he believes will mean economic benefits for South Carolina and other coastal states. The bill is H-R 4899—“the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act.” According to Duncan’s office, the bill would unleash potential economic…

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A “TAN” just in case the schools need cash

June 27, 2014

Just in case Oconee public schools run low on cash for payroll and other obligations, a measure is in place for the district to borrow. During yesterday’s special meeting, county trustees approved a tax anticipation note on the recommendation of Gloria Moore, executive director of finance. It will allow the public schools to borrow as…

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Jury acquits

June 27, 2014

A jury in the Oconee General Sessions Court has acquitted a 32-year old man arrested and charged with assaulting police officers while resisting arrest. The not guilty verdicts were returned yesterday in the state’s case against Christopher Eric Gaines. The defendant’s lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Danny Day, said the account Gaines gave the jury was…

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“Extremely low” Clemson water

June 27, 2014

Clemson water reserves are extremely low and the boil water notice remains in effect. By 2:30 yesterday afternoon, the Anderson Regional Joint Water System was pumping water to Clemson—but the reserves for all of the water service providers were severely depleted during the emergency. A limited supply provided by adjoining Central has allowed Clemson to…

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No confirmation of downed plane

June 27, 2014

A call late last night from a Westminster area homeowner reporting a possible airplane crash set in motion a search. But no crash site was ever found, although Oconee County authorities are continuing to work with the FAA and the Civil Air Patrol for a further determination. Fire and EMS searchers were told by several…

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Statewide conference coming to the Gorges

June 26, 2014

The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges. The 2014 gathering will be a one-and-a-half-day workshop and annual meeting. The first day will start late morning Sept.…

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Hikers found

June 26, 2014

A search today for hikers along the Chattooga River has succeeded in locating those who were missing.  And Mike Crane, District Ranger, says the hikers are fine–having been found near the highway 28 bridge not far from Georgia.  No details as yet to as how they came to difficulty.

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NRC finding: apparent Unit One violation

June 26, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is disclosing a preliminary greater than green finding and related apparent violation involving a crack in a weld in Unit One at the Oconee Nuclear Station. The report was addressed today in NRC correspondence to Scott Batson, site vice president at Oconee Nuclear. The government watchdog agency describes the finding as “greater…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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