Two questions to be answered in updated study

The second part of a Savannah River Basin study to be undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers is designed to answer two questions: How low can reservoir releases be before irreversible harm is done to the economy and environment? And how long can releases be kept at the lowest recommended level? “Many people eagerly seek answers to these questions, […]

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Boylston to lead OC Chamber

A former government servant and lifelong Oconee resident has been named interim executive director of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce at Seneca. Billy Boylston worked in Republican Party circles at last year’s national convention and then for the Romney-Ryan campaign. Previous to that, he worked on Capitol Hill for Congressmen Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Ted Poe of […]

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Duncan to stop at Oconee gun shops

As part of his listening tour tomorrow, Congressman Jeff Duncan will make stops at two Oconee County gun shops. He plans to be at The Gun Shop on Main Street in Walhalla from 11:30 a-m to noon and then in Seneca at Southern Firearms and Saddle on Ramcat Alley from 12:30 to 1. Duncan says, “I hope you can stop […]

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New government inspectors at ONS

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have announced new inspectors at Duke’s Oconee nuclear power project. Ed Crowe will serve as senior resident inspector, transferring from an identical position at Alabama’s Farley nuclear plant. Gregory Croon joined the NRC in August 2011 as a project engineer in the Region II Division of Reactor Projects in Atlanta. More recently, Croon worked […]

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New supermarket to require highway changes

The project to bring a Publix supermarket to Clemson will require changes to U-S 123. And Monday the city council will take up a change to the agreement with the Publix shopping center developers, Gateway Tiger (123), LLC. The highway changes are to be made to 123, as well as to the highway approach to Freedom Drive. According to the […]

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Powell feels the excitement

Businessman John Powell anticipates Tuesday night will be the last hurdle at the Oconee County level for his project to convert the former courthouse building into a Walhalla hotel. Powell is partnering with another Oconee County resident, Jim Carswell, to develop the project. Provided Tuesday’s final vote is favorable you can expect the start of some demolition work and then […]

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Adjutant General in Seneca Monday

The man who heads South Carolina’s military department, Adjutant General Robert Livingston Jr., will keynote the 2013 Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner Monday in Seneca. Carlton Patterson of the Seneca American Legion Post 120 says all law enforcement officers are invited to enjoy a fish fry during a dinner meeting to begin at 7 o’clock at the Legion Hut on […]

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2.23″ inches of rain measured

Yesterday’s turbulent weather dropped nearly two and one-quarter inches of rain at Walhalla’s Official U-S Weather Station. According to Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, if you add yesterday’s 2.23″ to what has fallen previously in January the totals for the first month of 2013 exceed 10″.  Public Safety outlets report no major problems yesterday.  However, a contractor and the DOT were […]

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Graham against gun control

At a Washington hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham came face-to-face with a former colleague maimed after being shot by a gunman. But the Oconee Republican did not back off of his stance against gun control. To buttress his arguments, Graham called attention to a recent home burglary near Atlanta. And his remarks can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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