Duncan to chair subcommittee hearing

The Third District congressman will sit in Washington tomorrow as chairman of a subcommittee hearing on the opportunities for energy off the coast of the southeast U-S. Republican Jeff Duncan chairs the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The hearing, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building and can be viewed live on the […]

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Deputies patrolled lake access area on foot

Deputies who patrolled Oconee County’s Fall Creek access area on foot last weekend wrote citations and made an arrest. All of this as part of “Operation Family Friendly”—an operation that Sheriff Crenshaw says is aimed at doing everything possible to make the county’s parks safe for people to enjoy. Three citations were written for littering and drug violations and 14 […]

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Roundabout bids rejected

Contractors’ bids to construct Oconee County’s first roundabout came in above the estimates from the DOT’s engineers, and a DOT official says the department will now re-bid the project, probably in August. The roundabout is to be built at Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca.

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Davy-Jo Stribling Ridge

Davy-Jo Stribling Ridge, 83, of Columbia died Monday after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late David W. and Thelma Brasleton Stribling of Walnut Hill Plantation, Westminster.  In a long career in library work, she retired as Associate Director of the USC Library System.  A graveside service at the Stribling family plot at Richland Presbyterian Church, 820 […]

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TSGT Daniel Swaney

Technical Sergeant Daniel Ryan Swaney, USAF, 30, of Las Vegas, Nevada died Thursday, May 7.  His more than 12 years with the Air Force included two tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday, May 17 at Hepsibah Baptist Church.  The body will lie in state one hour before the […]

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Contract awarded for the new 59 Crossroads

A DOT official says a contract has been awarded for the remake of the South Carolina 59 tie-in with South Carolina 24 in the Crossroads Community. According to Josh Makison, the work should improve public safety where accidents have been prone to occur for many years. In each instance—both where 59 from Seneca swings to the right by the convenience […]

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Large inflatables no longer allowed on Duke lakes

Duke Energy Lake Services announces that no longer are large recreation inflatables permitted on the lakes within the Keowee-Toxaway project. Shore management guidelines required by the federal government and arrived at thru negotiations with stakeholders now forbid the use of recreation equipment such as trampolines, slides, and diving boards. Those kinds of inflatables can block navigation access and raise aesthetic […]

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Analysis suggests business license reform

An economic analysis points up problems with the current structure of the business license tax in South Carolina. The state Home Builders Association calls attention to a study by Dr. Russell Sobel, economic professor at The Citadel. Sobel believes the current system damages South Carolina’s economy and local governments. According to the Home Builders, businesses must now apply for and […]

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