Talk of wholesale hikes for another day!

July 30, 2013

At least for now, Pioneer Rural Water has avoided a fourth straight year of retail rate increases. But its chairman, Jerry Barlow, said today the day will come for the board to consider what impact new wholesale supplier increases will have on the district’s budget projections in 2013-14. Both Seneca and Westminster raised their wholesale…

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Office building begun at ONS

July 30, 2013

A contractor has begun work on a multi-story office building within the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station. It’s a project that the county’s recently-issued builder’s permit values at $16.2 million. B-J Gatten at the World of Energy says though the building will rise five stories, it won’t be nearly as high as other buildings,…

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Whooping cough shot new requirement for 7th grade

July 30, 2013

Mass vaccination clinics are being held this summer across the state to immunize children against the whooping cough. The shot is a new requirement for 7th graders to attend school this year. DHEC’s free clinic in Oconee County will take place 9 a-m to 4 p-m Tuesday, August 13 at the Shaver Recreation Complex in…

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Rain-filled pond concern for Westminster

July 30, 2013

A large body of water leftover from the days of the Beacon textile plant is creating concern for Westminster. Rhett Smith, a Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, calls it a pre-treatment sewer pond. The pond has been filling with rain water and the concern, Smith said, is over pollution and health. The…

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Police presence for safety reasons

July 30, 2013

Two Athens, Georgia man were arrested in Oconee County and charged with crimes as part of a drug investigation conducted by the Seneca police early Sunday morning on highway 11. Chief John Covington says his officers were there as part of a mutual aid request from the Oconee Sheriff’s Department in the vicinity of the…

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Husband considered primary aggressor

July 30, 2013

Sheriff’s officers say their investigation of an incident late yesterday afternoon at a Townville home points to the husband as the primary aggressor, even though the husband suffered multiple stab wounds. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the husband was jailed on a temporary custody order upon his release last evening from…

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  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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