Arrest made in truck theft

August 30, 2012

Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a 52-year old man in the investigation of a work truck stolen last week from a contractor’s office. Law enforcement records show Gregory Asvyle Bates of the Stamp Creek Landing Road charged with the theft of a 1991 Ford flatbed work truck and malicious injury to personal property at Hutch…

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Arsenic study funded by CU Experiment Station

August 30, 2012

The Clemson University Experiment Station has approved funding for research on arsenic in water resources. A worldwide problem, there are coastal areas in South Carolina with above-average levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Clemson biologist Lisa Bain studies killfish, using it as a model to see the effects of arsenic on early stages of growth. Her…

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Recommending a third spec building

August 30, 2012

A group of Oconee County officials and citizens have a consensus toward an economic development strategy. The county’s capital projects advisory committee recommends construction of Oconee’s third speculative building, as soon as it is practicable. County councilman Paul Corbeil, the committee chairman, says the recommendation will go to the county planning commission for further consideration.…

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Medicating Oconee’s inmates

August 30, 2012

The annual bill to dispense medication to Oconee County’s prison population ranges from about $80 thousand to $160 thousand. County staff have settled on $100 thousand as the estimated prescription costs for another year at the county detention center. A recommendation to renew a contract with an Alabama company goes before Oconee County Council next…

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Store robbery brings 10-year term

August 29, 2012

A young man admitted in Oconee County court today that he used a gun and wore a bandana as he held up a convenience store in January 2011 in Seneca. The judge was told that the gun and the cash stolen were later found near the crime scene, a Plez-U convenience store. Judge Alex Macaulay…

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State DOR reports Duke assessment

August 29, 2012

Duke Energy once again will see a lower tax bill from Oconee County. The announcement today from County Auditor Ken Nix made official that the State Department of Revenue has set a lower assessment on which to base Duke’s 2012 obligation for its Oconee Nuclear and other holdings. This year’s assessment is $132 million, down…

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