Auditing Duke’s records

May 14, 2013

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff in Columbia is auditing Duke Energy’s books ad records to assess the fairness of the utility’s request to raise its South Carolina rates. Duke Energy Carolinas filed day with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a request to raise electric rates by about $220 million—an overall increase of…

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What-if scenarios

May 14, 2013

Oconee County Councilman Wayne McCall asked his colleagues last night to think about the possibility that the county’s revenues for 2013 could be less than projected, if the new Duke tax assessment falls. Duke Energy remains the county’s number one taxpayer and, to a great extent, the county’s budgets are figured. McCall said the assessment…

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Tax mill hike in place of road tax

May 14, 2013

Oconee County councilmen acceded to the views of their budget committee chairman to kill the idea of the county’s first road maintenance fee. But, to square revenues with expenses next year, the council instead will move toward a general three mill tax increase. The fee had been the idea of County Administrator Moulder as a…

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Ground to be broken for new WHS

May 14, 2013

An official ceremony to break ground to build the new Walhalla High School takes place next week—even though trustees have yet to nail down a guaranteed maximum price for the project. That total price was discussed last night during a work session attended by three of the five trustees. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for…

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Bannister charges sent to Oconee General Sessions

May 13, 2013

A magistrate today sent all charges against a former Westminster police chief to the Oconee General Sessions Court. Scott Bannister, who resigned last year, was charged this year with forgery, misconduct in office, and embezzlement of public funds. This morning’s preliminary hearing, before Magistrate Will Derrick, lasted 30 minutes. Bannister was present and represented by…

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Braves Lose 3 of 4 to Giants

May 13, 2013

In the Majors, Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also connected to back Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up a strong homestand. The Braves remain out west, where they will begin a three game series with…

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
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