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ONS’s fire suppression system

August 29, 2012
ONS’s fire suppression system

Duke Energy wants more time to make fire protection improvements at the Oconee Nuclear Station. Spokesman Roger Hannah of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today about a meeting last month at NRC headquarters near Washington, at which Duke requested an extension of a deadline. Hannah says the work underway would implement Oconee…

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November 6 state referendum

August 29, 2012
November 6 state referendum

Besides President and Sheriff, Oconeeans will decide a question in November that’ll have implications for the men and women who are the future candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. On state amendment #1 in the General Election, the only statewide question for the ballot this time, a yes vote will favor, beginning in 2018, the…

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Seneca headed paperless

August 29, 2012

Greg Dietterick says it’s time Seneca government went paperless. The mayor and council agree. Too much paper, according to the city administrator, is being stored at City Hall. So, the city is now going to adapt the proper computer software to allow for the retention of records. It’s also going to mean the hiring of…

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Foothills “Y” reaches out to Seneca

August 29, 2012
Foothills “Y” reaches out to Seneca

At Seneca’s request, the Foothills YMCA made a presentation for its revised plans to open the first YMCA serving Oconee County and surrounding areas. Seneca is faced with an estimate that it would have to spend at least $200 thousand to once again provide swimming to the public. As part of its decision-making process, the…

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Reserve policeman

August 29, 2012

8/29/12  0700   West Unionhas a new reserve police officer.  Rory Jones was sworn in July 20.

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Sewer line from GCCP to Seneca

August 29, 2012

The Seneca city administrator says negotiations with Oconee County are progressing for the city to be the collector of sewage to be generated at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. Greg Dietterick told the mayor and city council last night that, from the city’s standpoint, the project is “very doable” and it’s…

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Pro Pex closing soon

August 29, 2012
Pro Pex closing soon

Seneca expects to make final this week its long-pursued deal to buy a large manufacturing building, the former Pro Pex plant on the Shiloh Road. In a partnership with Oconee County, the city is taking over the building to create what is envisioned as a new industrial park, paralleling a rail line. At City Hall…

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Project Star to be unveiled

August 29, 2012

On the 18th of September Greg Dietterick says there is to be an announcement which will mean jobs for Seneca and the area. The city administrator last night referred to an economic development, so far code-named “Project Star.” That project has been referred to as a high-end hotel, to locate on property along E. N.…

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From city to the county

August 28, 2012

Oconee Deputy Fire Chief Buck Haney announced today the selection of Seneca fire fighter Shane Gibbs as the county’s new assistant chief and fire marshal. At Seneca, Gibbs served as fire marshal. Before Seneca, he worked for the Keowee Fire Department. Gibbs has experience and an educational background in fire fighting, fire prevention, fire cause…

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West Union opens bids

August 28, 2012
West Union opens bids

Seven contractors submitted bids for tearing down the old West Union School. An unofficial tally of their bids ranged from a low of $39 thousand, 350 dollars to a high of nearly $72 thousand. The apparent low bidder is a Seneca company, Southern Capital and Development. After the bid opening, its representative told Mayor Linda…

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