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Agenda set for Duke-NRC meeting

January 22, 2013

The NRC has identified matters to be discussed in its meeting next week with Duke Energy officials in Oconee County. The Wednesday, January 30 meeting is to take up major project matters at the Oconee nuclear plant. The projects to be discussed include plant improvements designed to prevent or mitigate the effects of natural phenomena…

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Former Senecan awaits sentence

January 22, 2013

A former Seneca man has entered a guilty plea in the government’s case alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering. Now Frederick D. Gibbs, 47, awaits sentencing in U-S District Court. Gibbs, who had identified himself as a financial sector worker, had been indicted on four counts of money laundering to conceal the nature, location, source…

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OMC awaits audit opinion

January 22, 2013

Oconee Medical Center’s newly-engaged outside auditors are wrapping up their audit of the hospital’s financial books, and the board chairman anticipates Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina will render an unqualified opinion for the year that ended September 30. Dr. Bill Howiler, chairman of the board of directors, in a report prepared for…

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SHS at work on STEM action plan

January 22, 2013

Seneca High School held its first meeting last week to develop an action plan to improve education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The eventual goal: to better prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace. Among those attending were representatives of Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Schneider Electric, Integrated Support Systems, BASF, and Oconee…

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Clean sweep by Democrats

January 22, 2013
Clean sweep by Democrats

  With 14 workers, Oconee Democrats cleaned a two-mile stretch of 123, between Ingle’s and Blue Ridge Orthopedic. For them, it was a record 45 minutes. Their litter pick-up was part of the National Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Afterward, the group gathered for a potluck lunch to watch the Inaugural…

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Barker rehab begins

January 22, 2013

Clemson President James Barker, after five heart by-passes, says he is beginning to rehab in the Greenville hospital. In a message to the university community, Barker said, “The doctors are pleased with my progress, but they advise that it will take some time to heal. I am beginning by rehab work, and I plan to…

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More jail talk tonight

January 22, 2013

At least one member of Oconee County Council carries hope that something can be worked out for the county to resolve its jail needs at the existing location. From the standpoint of District Three’s Archie Barron, “First priority would be to put the jail behind the current Law Enforcement Center.” Barron said he’s hopeful something…

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Saturday’s focus was farms

January 22, 2013
Saturday’s focus was farms

   For most people, conservation brings to mind waterfalls and mountain views. For 45 Oconee landowners, elected officials and activists gathered at Tokeena Angus Farms, Saturday the focus was on farms. Van Whitehead, Deputy Director of Upstate Forever, addressed the what, why, and how to use conservation easements. “Many people really want to preserve their…

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Sled Warns of Scams

January 21, 2013

The South Carolina Law Enforcement division is warning South Carolinians of a current scam.  Authorities warn to be wary of a caller saying you’ve won a prize, an inheritance, or mail with an authentic looking check.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says recently, an elderly woman received a call from a person claiming to be a…

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Preliminary Statistics for State Fatalities

January 21, 2013

The South Carolina Department of Public safety has released the preliminary statistics for the number of highway fatalities on SC roads during 2012. The department’s preliminary numbers indicate 837 people died on South Carolina roadways in 2012. That’s a 1 percent increase over the 2011 number of 828. Vulnerable roadway users (pedestrians, bicycle, moped and…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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