Graham on Russian aggression

  Senator Lindsey Graham and his sub-committee colleagues took testimony this week from the foreign minister and ambassadors of six eastern European countries about Russian aggression toward its neighbors.  Graham used the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs of the Senate Appropriations Committee to sound off on his meeting with President Trump and his call for all Americans, Republicans and […]

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Mayor wants Walhalla to look its best

Mayor Danny Edwards gave Walhalla City Council the dates of Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 as the weekend for this year’s Mayfest.  And the mayor wants the city to look the best it can.  He requested and received permission for Walhalla to call for bids to plant and maintain warm weather plants inside the Main Street medians downtown.  […]

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Westminster to mark 142 years!

Music will ring in a Westminster achievement next week when the city that draws its name from a town in England will observe its 142nd anniversary.  A birthday party for the city will take place 5:30 to 7 pm Friday, March 17 at the Westminster Music Center.  Refreshments will be served.

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School start dates officially changed

What has been discussed is now a reality.  Oconee public school students and teachers will need to make changes to their end-of-summer calendars.  The first day of the next school year will be Thursday, August 17—and the change has come about because of the full solar eclipse that will follow four days later.  Monday, August 21 had been the original […]

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Late night home fire at Seneca

Fire broke out last night in a home on Seneca’s S. Walnut Street.  No one reported hurt. Six people in that 1101 S. Walnut home made it out safely.  Fire fighters rolled to the fire scene at 11:10 and remained there until shortly after 1:30 this morning.  They are attributing the origin of the fire to the kitchen.

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County leaders to take up Pioneer water project

Oconee County Council has announced it will hold a special meeting to talk about Pioneer Rural Water’s treatment plant—work on which has begun in two sections of southern Oconee.  Land adjacent to the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park has been set aside for the plant.  The project has rankled some of Pioneer’s customers who fear what they pay for water […]

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DHEC consent orders involve two Oconee entities

Consent orders are proposed to settle matters involving the state Department of Environmental Control and two Oconee County entities.  Separate matters involving the Oconee School District and Ulbrich Specialty Wire near Westminster are to be resolved by action tomorrow of the D-HEC board in Columbia.  In the matter of land-disturbing activity at the Ravenel Elementary School, the Oconee district faces […]

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Grant received by Clemson University scientist

Novelists often employ arsenic poisoning as a dramatic tool to kill off a character. But in real life, chronic exposure at non-deadly levels can still cause a bevy of harm, resulting in loss of muscle mass, memory disruption, impaired sensory abilities, and damage to blood vessels and cancer. The World Health Organization estimates that 200-300 million people, including 13 million Americans, are […]

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Board members nominated for new terms

  Customers of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative appear satisfied by those who represent their interests on the Co-Op’s policy-making board.  During district meetings the following board members were re-nominated for new terms on the board of directors:  Len Talley of Oconee, Ben Bolt of Anderson County, and William Elrod of Pickens County.  A vote of the multi-county customer membership will […]

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