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Duke Energy will apply for Oconee license renewal in 2021
September 20, 2019 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on Duke Energy will apply for Oconee license renewal in 2021
Duke Energy will apply for Oconee license renewal in 2021

Duke Energy has announced it will be applying for renewed operating licenses in 2021 for 11 reactors it operates at six nuclear stations in the Carolinas — including the three reactors at the Oconee Nuclear Station.

City looking to expand police department
September 20, 2019 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on City looking to expand police department
City looking to expand police department

Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon vividly remembers the first time the police department opened a new state-of-the-art facility from the ground up on Sept. 3, 1996, a dream come true for his longtime predecessor Johnson Link. 

Officials, contractors discussing LEC repairs
September 20, 2019 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Officials, contractors discussing LEC repairs
Officials, contractors discussing LEC repairs

Monday will mark two years since a fire broke out at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, and the former uniform patrol area looks largely the same as it did following immediate cleanup efforts in 2017.

Police: Man threatens to bring AR-15 to church
September 20, 2019 – 12:07 am | Comments Off on Police: Man threatens to bring AR-15 to church
Police: Man threatens to bring AR-15 to church

Damon O’Neal Johnson, of Crawford Circle in Pendleton, is charged with third-degree assault and battery, disturbing a place of worship and giving false information.

Local projects improving Oconee
September 20, 2019 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on Local projects improving Oconee
Local projects improving Oconee

With the state legislature adjourned until January 2020, I’m excited to have some extra time to work on local projects here in Oconee County. 

Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South
September 19, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South
Exhibit looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South

A new exhibit at the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum in Seneca examines the challenges and impact of African-American women who worked as domestic workers in the Jim Crow-era South.

Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate
September 19, 2019 – 12:25 am | Comments Off on Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate
Six probable cases of illness related to e-cig use in Upstate

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was investigating almost 400 cases of illness associated with vaping, one local doctor said it was only a matter of time before illnesses started popping up. 

SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men
September 19, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men
SC ranked No. 5 in US for women killed by men

South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation in the rate of women killed by men as the result of a new study by the Violence Policy Center released Wednesday. While that is a step back from the state’s No. 6 ranking a year ago, it remains an improvement from the top ranking held nationally a few years ago.

Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver
September 19, 2019 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver
Pickens County school officials seek early start waiver

The School District of Pickens County has applied for a waiver from the State Department of Education that would allow elementary, middle and high schools to start Aug. 4, 2020, and district officials said they won’t consider separate calendars if that waiver isn’t granted.

Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility
September 18, 2019 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility
Legislators support giving districts calendar flexibility

Oconee and Pickens legislative delegation members said Tuesday that school districts should be allowed to determine their own start dates. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church to host BBQ fundraiser
September 18, 2019 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on St. John’s Lutheran Church to host BBQ fundraiser
St. John’s Lutheran Church to host BBQ fundraiser

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla will serve barbecue and all the fixins to the sounds of live music at its third-annual Holy Smoke BBQ fundraiser next weekend.

Council OKs changes in water billing
September 18, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Council OKs changes in water billing
Council OKs changes in water billing

Walhalla officials said city utility customers can expect to have more time to pay their bills before water service is disconnected as a result of action taken Tuesday by city council.