The real solution to the drought

March 6, 2013

Last night’s hard rain was great for everyone concerned over Lake Hartwell, but the Army Corps of Engineers takes the position that while recent rain has been a relief, the only way to assure an exit from the drought is regular rainfall for more than a year. As for why the Corps’ requests for lower…

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Carrying a gun after hours

March 6, 2013

At the request of Pioneer Rural Water District workers, General Manager Terry Pruitt presented a request that those workers, who possess the proper permit, carry guns while on after-hours calls. But Pruitt cautioned the district board of directors that from the standpoint of potential liability, armed employees is something the directors should think about. And…

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PRWD study favorable for plant

March 6, 2013

The general manager for Pioneer Rural Water District pronounced an auditing firm’s report favorable for Pioneer to build its first treatment plant. Terry Pruitt yesterday addressed the water district’s board of directors and made reference to a stipulation imposed by legislation by State Representative Bill Sandifer, in the aftermath of controversies enveloping the retail supplier…

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Heavy damage to Mountain Rest home

March 6, 2013

Fire fighters within 30 minutes or so were able to put a stop to a home fire at Mountain Rest, but not before the fire caused heavy damage on Gnats Hollow Road near highway 28. No one injured. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the home was used as a primary residence, but the…

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“Trees down here and there….”

March 6, 2013

After a hard downpour, ‘Ol man winter huffed and puffed. “Trees down here and there and a couple of power lines,” but nothing major reports Oconee County Dispatch.

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Duke-NRC meeting

March 5, 2013

At this hour (1 p-m EST) Duke and NRC officials are meeting near Washington, in what is described as a pre-decisional enforcement conference for what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers an apparent violation of a license condition on fire protection at Oconee Nuclear Station. Duke Energy officials are being allotted 45 minutes this afternoon to…

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