Immediate hearing requested

June 2, 2014

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe to request an immediate hearing on the exchange of five high-ranking Taliban leaders for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  

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Blue Ridge reacts to EPA announcement

June 2, 2014

“A little bit fuzzy” is the way the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative spokesman is describing the potential effect on South Carolina from a plan at the federal level to cut carbon emission from the power sector by 30%. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today after hearing Gina McCarthy, the EPA director, announce,…

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Oconee names two new principals

June 2, 2014
Oconee names two new principals

 The principal of Abbeville High School will be the next principal of Walhalla High School. The Oconee School District announced today the hiring of Kenneth “Steve” Garrett July 1—succeeding Josh Young who resigned to take a principal’s job in Pickens County. Garrett has 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator. At the same time…

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“Progress made” to end zoning squabble

June 2, 2014

The Oconee County administrator says progress has been made but, as yet, there’s no final resolution of a judge’s ruling in favor of individual property owners. The county’s action to impose an agriculture residential zoning classification on property owners who don’t want it is at the heart of the dispute. Late last year, a judge…

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Westminster rezoning application to be heard

June 2, 2014

An application to rezone nearly three-tenths of one acre of property in Westminster goes to a public hearing tomorrow night at the City Hall. The six o’clock hearing will delve in David Kane’s request to change 0.29 acres on the Long Creek Highway from R-25 (single family residential) to NC (neighborhood commercial.) In old business,…

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EPA announces Clean Power Plan

June 2, 2014

The US Environemtnal Protection Agency releases its Clean Power Proposal at 10:30 this morning and the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, among other power suppliers, will be monitoring the announcement to gauge its effect on the future for coal plants.  Blue Ridge is worried that the efforts to cut carbon pollution will eliminate energy produced by…

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Calendar

  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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