WATER QUALITY ADVISORY REPEALED

E. coli bacterial levels have returned to normal in the Coneross Creek, according to an announcement by the Joint Regional Sewer Authority in Seneca. South Carolina DHEC reviewed test results and yesterday approved the removal of the water quality advisory. That advisory had been in place since December 27 after a release which led to 195 thousand gallons of wastewater […]

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MANUFACTURING PLANT WATER LEAK SUBJECT OF LAWSUIT

An insurance company, on behalf of an Oconee County manufacturing plant, has gone into court with a claim for damages to settle a water leak incident in 2018. The lawsuit, filed yesterday by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company on behalf of Greenfield Industries, names six defendants including a contractor and companies involved in the business of fire protection services. The […]

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“INTELLIGENT METERING” COULD HELP WALHALLA

A sales pitch for Walhalla to replace old water meters with 21st century technology was well received during a presentation last night at City Hall. Representatives of the company Fortilene Waterworks extolled multiple advantages of installing what are considered intelligent meters. The equipment distributor is offering the meters with a discount of $120 thousand. Scott Parris, city utilities director, says, […]

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WHAT’S THE SOLUTION FOR S. CATHERINE STREET?

The elected leaders of Walhalla put on their thinking caps last night to figure out a safety solution for a one-block section of S. Catherine Street downtown. After discussion, the city will pursue the idea of forbidding parallel parking in front of the businesses on S. Catherine, between Main and S. Broad streets. Before any decision, however, there will be […]

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GOLDEN CORNER PARK A “WHITE ELEPHANT”

Oconee County should be glad to unload the Golden Corner Commerce Park to an investor looking to build a solar farm, District 2 County Councilmember Wayne McCall said Tuesday. McCall claims it was a mistake for the county ever to buy the approximately 300-acre park off S.C. 59 near Fair Play because, he says, the park has been a “white […]

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DAVIS AGAIN TO CHAIR THE COUNTY COUNCIL

Julian Davis will be chairman of the Oconee County Council for the second year in a row, but his tenure wasn’t uncontested. In the reorganization traditional to the first council meeting of a new year, District 5 Councilmember Glenn Hart nominated District 1 Councilmember John Elliot to the post ahead of a nomination of Davis by District 3 Councilmember Paul […]

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