Operations suspended at the river

July 3, 2013

The Incident Team for the recovery of Thomas Hill has suspended operations because of forecast rain and safety concerns.“Some people might ask, ‘Why can we put a man on the moon but we can’t recover a body from the Chattooga River?’ but unfortunately it’s just not that simple,” said Incident Commander Buck Haney. “The Chattooga…

Read more »

“Apparent” violation becomes violation

July 2, 2013

After several months of back-and-forth between the government and its licensee, Duke Energy has been judged to have committed a Severity Level III violation when it comes to its fire protection system at the Oconee Nuclear Station. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission stopped short of a civil penalty. In place of a fine, Duke apparently…

Read more »

Sheriff’s Office names new litter officer

July 2, 2013

Watch for Oconee’s new envirionmental services officer to use prison labor to help tackle the county’s litter problem. The appointment of Corp. Tim Rice, a deputy sheriff, is announced in this summer’s newsletter of the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association. “KOBA” quotes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw as saying, “The Sheriff’s Office is committed to having every deputy…

Read more »

Recovery suspended for high water

July 2, 2013

Overnight rainfall creating higher-than-normal water levels in the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River today has forced recovery workers to suspend on-water recovery efforts for Thomas Hill. Search crews have been focusing on the Sockem-Dog rapid area of the Chattooga since Mr. Hill fell from a raft there on June 19, 2013. Results of side-scan sonar…

Read more »

Rain unlikely to deter campers

July 2, 2013

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Oconee County baked in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. So dry and hot that an island which caught fire in Lake Keowee was allowed to burn itself out. Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the first half of this year has…

Read more »

Spillway gate tests next week

July 2, 2013
Spillway gate tests next week

The Corps of Engineers next week conducts required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 are to ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam, along with…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
AEC v1.0.4