Our guest editorial this week is by Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist, for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. When was the last time you poured a glass of water from the faucet? Do you know where that water came from? If you live near lakes Hartwell, […]

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Editorial—We’d have liked to see East End on the list!

Projects to improve 17 intersections in South Carolina do not include U-S 123-S-C 130 in Seneca. In our opinion, that’s unfortunate—even if statistics don’t qualify the intersection as begging for safety improvements. The SC DOT is accepting public comment until June 13 on additional projects recommended for the state’s Federal Safety Project Program. We’d like to see someone or some […]

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Covidien thinning its OC workforce

          Management of a long-running Oconee County manufacturing operation, in preparation of its move to a Central American country, has been reducing its workforce in trickles.  One official tells us, however, he’’s expecting a wave of job terminations soon.                 For displaced workers here, the closing of the Covidien plant at Bountyland is likely to be traumatic.  […]

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