Water customers bring their complaints and questions

Pioneer Rural Water has entered the construction phase of its 2.5 million gallon a day treatment plant.  Yet some disgruntled customers say it’s “a done deal” that they can’t reverse.  About 25 Pioneer customers brought complaints and questions to yesterday’s meeting of the district’s board of directors.  They are upset that plans for the project entail water rate increases that’ll […]

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Parade set for Saturday morning

Clemson announces that its parade, to salute the 2016 champs, will be 9 to 10 o’clock Saturday morning.  The parade will originate downtown on College Avenue, turn right onto 93, then left on Williamson—before stopping at the entrance to the hill on the east side of the stadium.  A meeting this morning of the city and university police and the […]

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Controlled burns planned at Upstate parks

This winter or early spring, or both times, federal and state fire crews plan to treat several hundred acres at Upstate state parks with controlled burns to reduce forest fuels that can cause wildfire. The Duke Foundation is supporting the project with a $35,000 commitment. Controlled burns are being planned for approximately:   ·         300 acres at Oconee State Park, […]

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Clemson flag flies over the Statehouse

Governor Nikki Haley ordered a Clemson University flag be flown over the Statehouse on Tuesday, January 10, in honor of the Tigers’ national football championship. “I’m a proud Clemson alum, I’m a proud governor, and I’m a proud South Carolinian,” the governor said. “Clemson showed their heart and humility throughout the entire season, and in an unforgettable national championship victory, […]

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Highlands of Keowee new home development

A new home development is planned within the Salem water service area, and tonight town leaders will consider an agreement to provide water service to the Highlands of Keowee.  The project, by WAB Land, LLC, is to be 195 acres and 68 single-family home lots.  Part of the proposed agreement before Town Council requires WAB Land to build, at its […]

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Trustees likely to decide staggered starts

The idea of changing school hours has its detractors, but Chairman Andy Inabinet of the Oconee School Trustees has confidence in the administration to recommend changes that will enhance the learning environment.  And one of those ways is to reduce the time that some students spend riding buses.  After last night’s work session discussion, it was apparent that the trustees […]

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Technology upgrade for Oconee high schools

Oconee school trustees made quick work of their agenda so that they were able to watch all of the national championship game.  The highlight of their meeting was saved for the end when Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, announced a technology upgrade to allow all high school students to have their own computer device for both classroom work and […]

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