All-time record for winter energy use

January 8, 2014

For winter power use, Duke Energy companies report all-time records. And Duke is thanking customers who have conserved during the extreme weather event. Those cutbacks have helped ease the burden on the utility system. For Duke Energy Carolinas, a new winter usage peak of 5,105 megawatt-hours was set yesterday in the hour ending at 8…

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Warrior teams fall to BHP

January 8, 2014

In high school basketball on Tuesday, West-Oak’s boys fell victim to Belton-Honea Path 67-63, while the Lady Warriors fell 38-25. Elsewhere, the Walhalla boys lost at Emerald, 71-43. The Lady Razors were winners 63-34. Breanna Richardson led the way with 26 points. The Razorbacks head to Palmetto on Friday. ______________________________________________________________________________ In the NBA Tuesday, the Washington…

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Job fair and training expo Friday

January 8, 2014

Help will be available Friday at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Tech for the unemployed and under-employed. A job fair and training expo arranged by the college and local SC Works Centers will run 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center. Participants get the chance to meet and interview with area…

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Leaks countywide, schools not spared

January 8, 2014

Home and business owners across Oconee County are fretting over water leaks, now that the temperatures are slowly beginning their climb. And the public schools are not spared. Crews have encountered leaks that have damaged district property, including the field house at West-Oak High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, estimated the field…

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50 new jobs destined for Anderson

January 8, 2014

Anderson County can count on 50 new jobs. According to an announcement today from the office of Governor Haley, packIQ on American Way in Anderson will make a $2.1 million investment to meet an increased demand for packaging solutions. The expansion means a complete shipping rack fabrication facility, with powder coat paint and polyurea coating…

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Network close to being ready

January 8, 2014

The Oconee County administrator indicates the three-plus year project to bring access to high-speed internet is close to being ready for full operation. Scott Moulder reported at last night’s County Council meeting that eight companies have interest in playing some part in how to manage and operate the Oconee broadband network.  

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Calendar

  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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