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New home development in the works

June 27, 2014

The Oconee Planning Office confirmed this afternoon that a new Lake Keowee home development, as many as 250 lots, is in the works—the result of last week’s land deal involving Crescent Communities and as many as three limited liability companies. Josh Stephens of the planning office says his office has on file documents, available for…

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Duke response to apparent violation

June 27, 2014

A  spokeswoman for Duke Energy says her company has come up with “some additional information” which it intends to present to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the manner of an apparent violation last year in Unit One at Oconee Nuclear. Commenting on an announcement made Thursday by the NRC, Duke’s B-J Gatten said her company,…

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96.3/WGOG NEWS program change

June 27, 2014

96.3/WGOG will implement noon hour news changes—starting this Monday, June 30. The two noon hour newscasts are being combined into one. And that one newscast, to run 10 minutes in length under the sponsorship of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, will air immediately after the NBC News at 12 o’clock.

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Crescent parts with Lake Keowee land

June 27, 2014

The company that handles Duke Energy lakefront property has sold 500 acres in Oconee County, and those who live in the West Union vicinity of Lake Keowee are wondering today what the buyer has in mind.  Oconee land transaction records show the properties, in two tracts, were sold last week by Cresent Communities to a…

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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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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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