Duncan recalls 9-11

On this anniversary of a series of tragic events in American history, Congressman Jeff Duncan said, “As we pause to remember the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we are reminded of those who perished on that day, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms during the War on Terror.” The Republican from Laurens said, […]

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After lightning, insurance claim

A bolt of lightning from the summer sky caused computer and other problems last month for Oconee County’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant at Seneca. Bob Winchester, executive director, told the Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners last night that a yard light appears to have been the conduit for the strike. An insurance claim has been filed.    

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County leaders in Columbia

Chairman Joel Thrift of Oconee County Council takes part today in Columbia in a meeting of the Land Use, Natural Resources and Transportation Steering Committee of the S.C. Association of Counties. Tomorrow’s District Five’s Reg Dexter’s turn to be in the capital city, for a meeting of the state association’s Revenue, Finance and Economic Development Steering Committee.

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Edgewater appeal rescheduled

DHEC has a new date to consider the appeal of an Oconee County homeowners’ group in the matter of a project to build a Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant. The appeal, by Edgewater Property Owners Association, is now scheduled to be heard during this week’s meeting of the board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The board […]

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Scout beautifies medical clinic grounds

The grounds of the free medical clinic in Seneca received a makeover during the weekend from a Boy Scout completing Eagle Scout requirements. Assisted by Rosa Clark secretary and board member Marlene Edmund, Brightin Blanton worked on the grounds and planted a bird house. For the project, Brightin raised his own funds and received a donation of $100 dollars worth […]

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West Nile fatal to South Carolinian

An elderly Aiken County man has been identified as the first person to die with West Nile Virus this year in South Carolina. “This gentleman tested positive for West Nile Virus infection after being hospitalized with sudden onset of high fever, confusion, and headache,” said Riyadh Muhammad, M-D and regional medical director for DHEC Region 5 Public Health, covering Aiken, […]

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October 1 deadline

Questions arose last night at the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant as to a proposed agreement to pipe sewer to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The concerns were brought to the meeting table of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority by Walhalla and Westminster representatives. All commissioners decided to allow three more weeks to ask questions and comments before a vote. Seneca’s […]

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