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Scott offers offshore energy-related bill

April 3, 2014

South Carolina’s junior U-S senator, Tim Scott, has announced his Southern Energy Access Jobs Act legislation that he says would reverse the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore Atlantic energy production. The Charleston Republican touted thousands of jobs that he says would be created by tapping into energy resources in the Atlantic.  

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The future for the nation’s electrical infrastructure

April 3, 2014

The United States’ electrical infrastructure is about 100 years old and ruled by alternating current, or AC. But the modern world around us—household appliances, laptop computers, cell phones and devices—is powered by direct current, or DC. A conference this week in Charleston is showing how the world is witnessing a transformation in electricity generation, delivery…

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Below-average rainfall trend continues

April 3, 2014

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average rainfall. The Army Corps reports that trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Hartwell and Russell sub-basins both recorded 3.9 inches of rain in March. That equates to 79.7% of…

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Autism awareness this month!

April 3, 2014

Across South Carolina, it’s Autism Awareness Month. And Governor Haley proclaimed Tuesday as Autism Awareness Day. According to the South Carolina Autism Awareness Society, autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans and more than 52 thousand South Carolinians. The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of an early diagnosis and the positive effects that…

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Moulder foresees no tax increase

April 3, 2014

There’s at least one thing Oconee property owners can count on this year from their county government. At least as far as the county administrator sees it, he’ll recommend no property tax increase for 2014. Administrator Scott Moulder gave a budget update this week to the County Council. He acknowledged that department head requests are…

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Clemson pursues business-friendly policy

April 3, 2014

Few things can be more frustrating than paperwork. With that in mind, the city of Clemson is pursuing a business-friendly process for business owners. Clemson is one of 29 South Carolina municipalities taking steps to make a dent in paperwork complexity by offering a standardized business license application. While the application is targeted to transient…

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Limited Government meeting tonight

April 3, 2014

A meeting of Limited Government for Oconee takes place at 6 tonight at the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited.

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DNR: remains were that of a bear

April 3, 2014

An officer for the South Carolina DNR says the remains found along a road near Salem yesterday were those of a bear—not a human being. Dispatchers received a call yesterday morning from a man who reported what he thought was a human hand along Shadberry Creek Road near the Burnt Tanyard Road. Investigators and Coroner…

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Household hazardous waste collection day

April 2, 2014

An event this month will help Oconeeans safely get rid of hazardous chemicals stored in the home that potentially can harm the environment. A household hazardous waste collection day will take place from 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot of Seneca High School. Items to be collected include pesticides,…

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Remains believed to be bear cub

April 2, 2014

Investigators say an examination of remains found along a road near Salem indicate they are that of a bear cub. Two men walking this morning on Shadberry Creek Road thought they had found the remains of what might have been a human hand or foot. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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