Seneca raises no objections

Seneca leaders have no objection to what’s in a revised county project list which ranks prominently the long talked about sewer service for Golden Corner Commerce Park. One night after the matter was discussed by the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Greg Dietterick brought the plan to the mayor and council. The city administrator referred Seneca’s leaders to a letter of […]

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Fatal crash near Walhalla

Greg Long, deputy coroner for Oconee, says before noon today he will release the name of the Walhallan killed in a mid-afternoon traffic crash yesterday near Walhalla. Long says at the family’s request her name is being withheld for now while other relatives are being notified. The accident occurred at 3:03 p.m. at S-C 11 and Bear Swamp Road. Troopers […]

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West Union to act tonight!

Several matters of business are on the agenda tonight for the West Union Town Council for discussion and action. The council meeting begins at 6 at Town Hall. Under new business tonight, the West Union leaders are to vote on fees for water and sewer taps and on bids for renovating Town Hall. A report is to be given on […]

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Prevent flu during fair season

DHEC is working with Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health to help prevent the possible spread of the newly identified H3N2v influenza virus at this year’s S-C State Fair. Dr. Linda Bell, interim state epidemiologist, says, “H3N2v is a new strain of the influenza that is circulating in pigs and has infected a number of people in several states.” So far, […]

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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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