Affordable Care Act still the law, though future unclear

The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) remains the law in the U-S, although with a new administration the ACA’s future is uncertain.  The non-profit Palmetto Project is dedicated to educating South Carolinians about the law and the health insurance that it provides.  Consumers still only have open enrollment to sign up for affordable quality health insurance. The deadline for coverage […]

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Groundbreaking for Twelve Mile Recreation Park

The public has an invitation this morning to a groundbreaking event for Twelve Mile Recreation Park at Cateechee Beach in Pickens County.  A ceremony is planned for 11 o’clock at 1110 Norris Highway in Central.  For 20 years, the Twelve Mile River has been part of the Sangamo Weston/Lake Hartwell Superfund site.  During this time, according to a Pickens County […]

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Neighbor dispute heard by Oconee jury

A dispute between neighbors near West Union ended with a guilty verdict and the sentencing of the man who stood trial this week in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  After saying it’s lucky no one was killed, Judge Scott Sprouse ordered Robbie Franklin James to serve two years in prison with the conditions that he undergo anger management, substance abuse […]

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Oconee approved for rural infrastructure grant

South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has approved a $500 thousand grant for Oconee County water and sewer infrastructure.  According to Scott Moulder, county administrator, the money will be applied to the county’s share in preparing industrial park property for Tri-County Tech and Oconee School District buildings on highway 11.  The grant was part of more than $9 million in grant […]

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Public schools monitoring air quality

Oconee school principals have been given guidance by the district administration to accommodate those students with respiratory or asthma conditions.  And Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says principals have been told to keep students inside who prefer not to risk exposure during outdoor recess.  “Obviously, if we get an unhealthy rating (air quality) then we’ll keeep everyone inside,” Hanvey […]

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Judges and lawyers remember a colleague

Judges and lawyers took time today at the Oconee Courthouse to remember a late colleague, Jerry Fedder.  He died in September.  Fedder practiced law in Seneca for 40 years–from 1955 to 1995.  He is remembered for a legal acumen, dedication to the profession, and for several years as attorney for the city of Seneca and the county of Oconee.  Today’s […]

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