Old courthouse deal put off

After last night’s public hearing, Oconee County Council will wait before taking final action on allowing private developers to convert the former courthouse into a motel. Only one person spoke during the hearing. Susie Cornelius questioned how much parking the deal would force the county to surrender.

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Vote to proceed on Sewer South

A vote last night brings sewer for southern Oconee closer to reality. A new set of consultants applied a new set of eyes of how to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce, as well as extend the service eventually to three exits on I-85. URS Consultants considered three routes and chose S.C. 59 over highway 11 and 182 possibilities. Andrew Allen […]

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Campus police arrest two

Clemson University police arrested an Oconee County man for allegedly carrying a weapon on public property and for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to a university announcement, James Anthony Durham of Cobb Drive, Seneca was charged with felonies after an officer located a stolen handgun on the ground beside a parked vehicle on Centennial Boulevard. […]

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“Make another run at this”

Oconee County once again is looking inside Walhalla to build its new jail. This time, agreeing with Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the County Council will pursue other county-owned property on the opposite side of the Law Enforcement Center. Of three options, Crenshaw recommended the cemetery side of the LEC. He quoted the consultants as saying it would be feasible to build […]

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Walhalla takes two sewer votes

When it comes to Joint Regional Sewer Authority policy, Walhalla takes the position that it’s better not to rock the boat. And last night, with one member absent, the city council voted to oppose Seneca’s request to allow that city additional seats on the authority board. Josh Holliday, chairman of the utilities committee, made the motion, which got a ringing […]

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SHS at work on STEM Action Plan

In an effort to improve education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to better prepare students to post-secondary education and the workplace, Seneca High School had the first meeting of its STEM Initiative Leadership Group on January 15 at the high school’s media center.  The purpose of the initiative is to develop a program of requirements, curriculum, incentives and an […]

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NRC to discuss Projects at Oconee Nuclear Station

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting for January 30, with Duke Energy officials to discuss major projects at the Oconee Nuclear Station power plant, located near Seneca. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1pm at Duke Energy’s World of Energy off Rochester Highway. The public can observe the meeting and the NRC staff will be available […]

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Americans feeling Positive about Economy

A new survey about the economy finds Americans feeling more positive about their net worth. Greg McBride with BankRate.com has the research. “We are starting to see more consistently positive attitudes with regards to net worth, more people saying their net worth has improved over the preceding year.” McBride credits a few factors with the change in attitude about the […]

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Library Services in the Digital Age

The Pew Research Center released a report called Library Services in the Digital Age. It looks at how libraries have kept up with technology and what people really want from their local library. Pew Research Center’s Kathryn Zickuhr says librarians are like the Geek Squad.  “They are now sort of serving as a type of tech support for their communities […]

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AASHRM presents Award

Earlier this month, the Anderson Area Society for Human Resource Management recognized Larry Kraemer with the 2012 Human Resource Professional of the Year Award. The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the Human Resource profession.  Kraemer served as the Anderson Area chapter president in 2012. Under his leadership the chapter held monthly meetings and hosted […]

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