Chaplain was a shining (Mc)Knight

January 15, 2013

For one dozen years, the Rev. John McKnight dutifully served as a chaplain at Oconee Medical Center, helping to bring spiritual relief to those in physical discomfort. And, for service as the longest-serving hospital chaplain, the Oconee Chaplains Association honored McKnight during a ceremony yesterday at the hospital. The Rev. Mark Nelson, association president, said…

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Seneca puts it on the record

January 15, 2013

Seneca’s drive for additional seats on the policy-making board of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority apparently will now play out in the individual council chambers of the member-cities. What loomed as the potential for an open fight failed to materialize during the JRSA annual meeting. As expected, Seneca attorney Michael Smith made Seneca’s request official.…

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Fire control upgrades still under review

January 14, 2013

NRC correspondence, dated late last week, seems to suggest the federal nuclear watchdog is growing impatient with Duke Energy’s request for more time to meet new regulations covering enhanced fire-monitoring and suppression at the Oconee Nuclear Station. At issue, whether Duke should be allowed two additional years. In a summary of a November teleconference between…

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Deliveryman robbed in Seneca

January 14, 2013

The police in Seneca say a suspect was jailed in their investigation of a late night armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman at an address that turned out to be an abandoned home. The pizza restaurant deliveryman told the police that he was held up in the front yard at 708 S. Stribling Street by…

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Two public appearances

January 14, 2013

Oconee’s state lawmakers make two public appearances this evening: one in Westminster, the other in Seneca. The delegation’s annual public meeting takes place at 5 at the Depot in Westminster. From 6 to 7 tonight in Seneca, the lawmakers will be special guests for a legislative round table at the monthly meeting of the executive…

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Big pay day headed OC’s way

January 14, 2013

Oconee appears headed toward a big pay day. The check from Duke Energy to cover its Oconee County holdings for the tax year 2012 is expected to arrive at the county Treasurer’s Office before Wednesday. For 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Auditor Ken Nix calculations show the county’s top taxpayer must pay $27,044,493.86. According to county tax officials,…

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  • November 20, 2014 6:00 pmChili Cook-Off
  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
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