Courier Legals 9-3-14


Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 5.17(d)(2), public notice is hereby provided that on August 27, 2014, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy) applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a New License for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2503). The Final License Application (FLA) was submitted in accordance with FERC regulations and contains information and Exhibits required by applicable regulations. The FLA proposes the continued operation of the Keowee-Toxaway Project (Project) in a balanced manner that will allow Duke Energy to generate economical, flexible, and environmentally sound energy, while simultaneously protecting and enhancing the Project’s environmental, recreational, and cultural resources with provisions for future public water supply needs. The FLA incorporates proposed operational conditions consistent with a Relicensing Agreement (RA), dated September 18, 2013, which was signed by Duke Energy and 16 other organizations and which provides for additional expenditures to benefit environmental, recreational, and cultural resources. The RA was also filed with the FERC on August 27, 2014.

The 867.6-megawatt (MW) Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project consists of the 710.1-MW Jocassee Development, and the 157.5-MW Keowee Development, located on the Keowee and Little Rivers in the Savannah River Basin in Oconee and Pickens counties, South Carolina, and Transylvania County, North Carolina. The closest nearby town is Seneca, South Carolina. The Jocassee Development includes the Jocassee Dam and Powerhouse, a pumped storage facility; and Lake Jocassee. The Keowee Development includes the Keowee Dam and Powerhouse, a conventional hydroelectric facility; the Little River Dam; and Lake Keowee. The Project currently operates under an Existing 50-year License issued by the FERC in 1966. The Existing License is due to expire on September 1, 2016.

Duke Energy is providing notice of the FLA filing to resource agencies, Indian tribes, local governments, and members of the public. All interested parties can view the FLA and the RA online by accessing the Project public relicensing website at Copies of the FLA can also be viewed at the public libraries listed immediately below. Additionally, access to view and reproduce the FLA may be arranged by contacting Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Attention: Jennifer Huff, Mail Code EC12Y, 526 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, or email:

Central-Clemson Regional Library

105 Commons Way

Central, SC 29630

Main Library at Walhalla

501 W. South Broad Street

Walhalla, SC 29691

Pickens County Library – Village Branch

124 N. Catherine Street

Pickens, SC 29671

Salem Public Library

5 Park Avenue

Salem, SC 29676

Seneca Public Library

300 E. South Second Street

Seneca, SC 29678

Transylvania County Library

212 South Gaston Street

Brevard, NC 28712

Sept. 3, 10



CASE NO. 2014-CP-39-00157

BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Pickens Savings and Loan Association, F.A. vs. Robert L. Cook, et al., I, the Special Referee for Pickens County, will sell on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 11:00 am, at the Pickens County Courthouse, Pickens, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Pickens, containing 1.673 acres, more or less, according to survey for Marilyn R. Lamarre as prepared by J.C. Smith and Associates, R.L.S. #7882, dated July 16, 1998 and having such courses, distances, metes and bounds as will be shown by reference to said plat recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Pickens County in Plat Book 528 at Page 8-A.

LESS HOWEVER AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM: All that certain piece, parcel, or tract of land lying, situate and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Pickens, off Pineview Drive and Mauldin Street and being shown as 0.36 acre, more or less, on a survey for RONALD D. PAXTON AND DIANE B. PAXTON as prepared by Perry Ray Dunn, P.L.S. #19400 dated August 16, 2005, and having such courses, distances, metes and bounds as will be shown by reference to said plat recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Pickens County in Plat Book 60 at Page 623. This .36 acre was conveyed out by Alexander I. Officer in Deed Book 943 at Page 102.

TMS # 4181-11-55-3513

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff’s debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder).

As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale.

Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.375% per annum. Subject to assessments, Pickens County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances.


Roper Law Firm, LLC


Ken Roper,

Attorney for Pickens Savings and Loan

Association, F.A., Plaintiff

Post Office Box 330

Liberty, SC 29657

(864) 843 – 0004


Daniel E. Hunt

Special Referee for Pickens County

Date: August 20, 2014

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