Epperson found Guilty

Sister station WGOG reports that an Oconee County jury has found Austin Ryan Epperson guilty of petty larceny and burglary in the first degree.  And for the crimes that occurred in 2010 at a small farm home in Tamassee, the 20-year-old Epperson will be required to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years probation, in line with the […]

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Duke Energy makes Safety Pledge to NRC

At a crowded meeting yesterday at the World of Energy, Duke Energy pledged to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it would diligently pursue the completion of projects to enhance the safety of the Oconee Nuclear Station.  Eric Leeds, director of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, commended Duke Energy for making progress, but said his agency would like those […]

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OMC Foundation distributes Golf Classic Proceeds

The 2012 Oconee Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic was a big success, raising more than $68,000.  Recently the Foundation presented these earnings to three deserving hospital programs.  A check for $25,000 was presented to the Oconee Medical Center Auxiliary for the purchase of Lifeline emergency equipment for the indigent and disabled and checks for $21,860 each were presented to Safe Kids Upstate Oconee County and Mountain Lakes […]

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YMCA opens Registration for Spring Activities

The Foothills Area Family YMCA continues a 25+-year tradition of youth soccer. Registration is open now through February 24 and is on a first come first served basis as space is limited. Spring soccer includes ages 3-12 and is an 8-week program beginning March 12, concluding the first week of May.  All practices and games are held at the University/Y […]

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TCTC Instructor co-authors Accounting Textbook

Tri-County Technical College accounting instructor Brenda Mattison can add textbook author to her list of accomplishments.  Mattison is the co-author of Horngren’s Accounting, 10th edition, a two-semester accounting textbook published by Pearson Education.  Her co-authors are accounting professors Tracie Nobles at Texas State University San Marcos and Ella Mae Matsumura at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mattison also wrote and revised […]

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Financial Matters transacted at Seneca City Hall

Sister Station WGOG reports that Seneca will move forward with a $15 million revenue bond designed to ensure the city’s utilities system has what it needs to function 30 or more years into the future. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Seneca City Council gave City Administrator Greg Dietterick a green light to proceed with plans to replace old […]

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Plans advance for $100M Golf Resort on Lake Hartwell

A $100 million golf resort planned for Lake Hartwell received state panel approval this week.  On Tuesday, the state Budget and Control Board voted 4-1 to approve planning for the Sanctuary Pointe development site near I-85 in Oconee County. In December, the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a development plan for the proposed 325-acre site. The development […]

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SDOC Cold Weather Procedures

With temperatures dramatically fluctuating this winter, the School District of Oconee County reminds faculty, teachers, and students about inclement weather procedures. When there is a potential of hazardous driving conditions, administrators will visually check road conditions in all areas of the county. Officials may also consult Oconee County Emergency Management and law enforcement to assess driving conditions. Any decision to […]

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Student Loan Deferment

Student loan balances have jumped. According to a new TransUnion study, balances increased by 75% between 2007 and 2012. Vice President Ezra Becker says the average student loan debt per borrower rose 30% to $23,829.  “It is not unexpected that student debt would increase, we had a lot of consumers who went back to school as a result of frustration […]

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Study of the Sandwich Generation

Half of all U.S. adults in their forties and fifties are members of “The Sandwich Generation.” A new study from the Pew Research Center found 47% have an aging parent and are raising a young child or provide support for an adult child. Study author Kim Parker says nearly 3-quarters of middle-aged parents said they had provided some form of […]

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