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Immediate hearing requested

June 2, 2014

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe to request an immediate hearing on the exchange of five high-ranking Taliban leaders for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  

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Blue Ridge reacts to EPA announcement

June 2, 2014

“A little bit fuzzy” is the way the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative spokesman is describing the potential effect on South Carolina from a plan at the federal level to cut carbon emission from the power sector by 30%. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today after hearing Gina McCarthy, the EPA director, announce,…

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Oconee names two new principals

June 2, 2014
Oconee names two new principals

 The principal of Abbeville High School will be the next principal of Walhalla High School. The Oconee School District announced today the hiring of Kenneth “Steve” Garrett July 1—succeeding Josh Young who resigned to take a principal’s job in Pickens County. Garrett has 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator. At the same time…

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“Progress made” to end zoning squabble

June 2, 2014

The Oconee County administrator says progress has been made but, as yet, there’s no final resolution of a judge’s ruling in favor of individual property owners. The county’s action to impose an agriculture residential zoning classification on property owners who don’t want it is at the heart of the dispute. Late last year, a judge…

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Westminster rezoning application to be heard

June 2, 2014

An application to rezone nearly three-tenths of one acre of property in Westminster goes to a public hearing tomorrow night at the City Hall. The six o’clock hearing will delve in David Kane’s request to change 0.29 acres on the Long Creek Highway from R-25 (single family residential) to NC (neighborhood commercial.) In old business,…

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EPA announces Clean Power Plan

June 2, 2014

The US Environemtnal Protection Agency releases its Clean Power Proposal at 10:30 this morning and the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, among other power suppliers, will be monitoring the announcement to gauge its effect on the future for coal plants.  Blue Ridge is worried that the efforts to cut carbon pollution will eliminate energy produced by…

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Crews requests motorists’ patience this week

June 2, 2014

Ashmore Brothers’ crews will continue road work tomorrow through Saturday on South Carolina 24. The work area will be highway 24—-between 11 and 59. The contractor requests all drivers to pay attention to road construction signs and watch their speed within the work zone. Better yet, avoid the area if possible. Delays are possible.

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Jobs Fair offers manufacturing positions

June 2, 2014

U-S Engine Valve, Borg Warner and First Quality Tissue are among the manufacturers who will offer jobs tomorrow during a South Carolina Works Jobs Fair for Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. The event will run from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Industrial Business Development Center on the Clemson Boulevard at Pendleton. All…

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Ballot questions June 10

June 2, 2014

Besides choosing nominees to run in November, South Carolina’s June 10 primaries offer party voters the chance to sound off on some questions of the day–some of which are controversial.  The Republicans sponsor two ballot questions next week, the Democrats sponsor three.  We picked the brains of two officers of the Oconee Democratic and Republican…

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Opera singer returns for Walhalla performance

June 2, 2014

After having graduated from college in New Orleans, opera singer “Catie” Devoe will be back in Walhalla next week to perform at the Civic Auditorium.  When you talk to Devoe–daughter of Frances and David Devoe–it’s not difficult to decipher another kind of musical influence.  It’s the influence of the environs of that Louisiana city.  This…

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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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