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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Need for therapeutic foster care homes

January 14, 2013

Oconee County resident Andrea King is the Upstate coordinator for the Lutheran Services Carolinas program for therapeutic foster care. Currently, there are four Oconee County households that have been approved to offer therapeutic foster care. For the household parents, the program offers a higher stipend than that which is normally available to standard foster care…

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Flu deadly in Oconee

January 14, 2013

South Carolina DHEC’s latest flu watch information shows, through January 5, twenty-two flu deaths statewide. Two of those deaths were Oconee County residents, according to a DHEC spokesman.  

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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
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