Water management and water levels focus for meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District holds a workshop on water management and water levels at Lake Hartwell Monday, June 26 in Toccoa, Georgia. The three-hour event begins at 6 p.m.,at the Currahee campus of North Georgia Technical College.  The Corps of Engineers and associated agencies will have experts and displays to discuss various aspects of water management, reservoir […]

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Salem man dies in lawn mower accident

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says an 82-year-old Salem man died Tuesday of an apparent drowning with contributing blunt force trauma following a lawn mower accident. Emergency responders say it happened near 246 Cross Creek Road in Salem. The first call to 911 was placed at 11:41 am. Addis says Earl M. Rowland, who lives near the accident scene, was […]

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Pruitt to disclose his compensation

Terry Pruitt says he’ll disclose tonight his salary covering the last 10 years as general manager of Pioneer Rural Water District.  Pruitt says he is responding to a Daily Journal Freedom of Information request.  The occasion tonight is the annual meeting of Pioneer Rural Water District where Pruitt says, besides his pay record, he will go on record to justify […]

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Amateur astronomer re-schedules Walhalla talk

An amateur astronomer in Seneca, Dennis Barnes, has announced a change in date for when he speaks at a Walhalla church about this summer’s total eclipse of the sun.  Originally, Dennis Barnes planned to make a presentation June 28 at College Street Baptist Church.  Because of a conflict with choir rehearsal for this year’s “God and Country Celebration,” Barnes will […]

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Ex-NASA scientist draws big crowd!

A large crowd was seated in the Duke World of Energy auditorium for Myles Standish’s presentation on what’s ahead August 21.  Standish is a former NASA scientist living in Oconee County who has experienced two total eclipses of the sun.  “It’s fascinating.  If you have a nice, clear sky, it really is kind of awe inspiring.  All of sudden daylight […]

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Arrest at Lake Keowee headed for court trial

High on the trial docket for next week’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court are multiple charges against a Pickens County man arrested last summer after alleged incidents at Lake Keowee.  The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has placed its case against Frederick Sloan Parrington of Liberty in second position for trial during court week—Monday, June 19 thru Friday, […]

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Trustees award their superintendent

Andy Inabinet, chairman of Oconee School Board, made the following announcement last night:  “The board is very pleased with Dr. Thorsland’s leadership and the direction he is carrying the district. He rated exemplary or proficient on all 8 evaluation indicators. The board will extend his contract 1 year and grant a 3% increase in compensation.”  That 3% increase will be […]

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Seneca to trot out its 2017-18 budgets

Seneca will be ready later this month to place its new budget plans before the public for comments and questions.  Spending projected over the next year is calculated at $42 million dollars in the six separate budgets that make up city government.  Seneca’s annual budget hearing takes place at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, June 27 at City Hall.  After the […]

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Foul-tasting water re-surfaces at Clemson

Once again, there’s a significant algae bloom increase in Lake Hartwell, and it’s affecting the taste of water distributed by the city of Clemson.  The city attributes this development within the last seven days to the increase in lake temperatures and the significant rainfall of May.  The Anderson Regional Joint Water System has conducted laboratory tests on the lake water.  […]

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