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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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Personnel changes within Oconee schools

June 26, 2014

A new administrator and three new principals have been appointed to start work within the Oconee public school system. In meetings today, the county trustees are making personnel moves. They include the selection of Ginger Hopkins as assistant superintendent of instruction. Angie Henderson will take over as principal of Ravenel Elementary School; Rosemary Wise is…

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Sex crime alleged near Seneca

June 26, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 28-year old Seneca man, Christopher Trent Wilder of Utica Street, on the charge of criminal sexual conduct first degree. An arrest affidavit, signed by Sgt. Kevin Cain, alleges that, in addition to being the victim of a sex crime, the female was the victim of aggravating force as the accused…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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