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Underground rock retards Streetscape work

June 25, 2015

An encounter with sub-surface rock slowed Streetscape progress late yesterday afternoon in Walhalla. The impediment caused by rock beneath the ground is something that workers expect to re-cur through out the project. The electrical sub-contractor has started the installation of underground power lines to replace those above street level. Yesterday work continued on the new…

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South Carolina’s turn to prepare for the “worst”

June 24, 2015

About every eight years, states that are home to fixed nuclear facilities are required by the federal government to prepare for the worst. Now it’s South Carolina’s turn. Next month in Florence, the state will host an “Ingestion Pathway Exercise”—during which the nuclear industry, state and county emergency management teams, radiation experts and others will…

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Something for the community and the fire department

June 24, 2015

The lunch meal you buy Saturday at Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department will help a volunteer Oconee County fire department. Saturday’s BBQ lunch serves as the annual fundraiser for the department. You can dine-in or take-out a plate at the fire station, 7031 Keowee School Road, next to the elementary school. Plates are $8 dollars. You get…

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Street light upgrade in Clemson

June 24, 2015

The City of Clemson requests motorists and the general public to use caution and expect delays through Friday when traveling through the intersection of Keith Street and College Avenue. As part of the Downtown LED Street Light Upgrade project, the traffic signals for the intersection will be temporarily disabled to allow for construction of the…

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Salem area events for “Honoring Their Service”

June 24, 2015
Salem area events for “Honoring Their Service”

Salem played host today to the visiting Marines. Thirty-eight Marines enjoyed breakfast this morning at the community building and were welcomed with remarks by the mayor, Dianne Head. Once the breakfast finished, the Marines were given a police escort leaving town for nearby Little River Community, where Little River’s Jim Williams will lead the Marines…

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Blue Ridge to tell its 75th year story

June 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative plans to tell its story this summer of 75 years of rural electric power service. The anniversary will officially be marked August 14.

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Repair work completed!

June 24, 2015

Workers completed repairs to a sewer line break near Seneca at 2:30 this morning. They replaced eighty-feet of pipe on the Reedy Fork Road, after seepage was discovered Monday. Workers from the Oconee Joint Regional Authority needed parts of two nights and one day. And they got help yesterday from the Westminster company, Tugaloo Pipeline.…

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May we have a word about fire protection?

June 24, 2015

In Westminster, fire fighters are going door-to door these days to ask homeowners if they can spare a few minutes to talk about fire protection. To help ensure that the citizenry is as safe as possible from fire danger, Chief Chris Smith and his fire fighters are knocking on doors. “We still intend to make…

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“Pill Take Back Day” reports collection numbers

June 24, 2015

More than 32 pounds of prescription medication is in the possession of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office—the result of a community-wide “Pill Take Back Day” in Seneca. And Lt. Jeremy Chapman promises the almost 29 pounds of pills and nearly 3.5 pounds of liquid medication will be disposed of properly. Last Friday’s collection, at the Norton-Thompson…

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Clemson to hold Charleston memorial vigil

June 23, 2015

  Clemson University will hold a vigil to remember the victims of the Charleston church shooting at 8 tomorrow night in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.  The vigil will include readings that reflect on the lives of the victims, followed by a ringing of the bells for each of them.  The vigil will…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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