Anderson County employer to add jobs

An employer in Anderson County is in the expansion mode.  Governor Haley’s office this morning announced that Techtronic Industries, known as TTI, over the next several years will expand its Power Equipment Group’s operations in Anderson, make a $75 million dollar investment, and create 250 new jobs in the Upstate.  Headquartered in Honk Kong, TTI considers itself a global leader […]

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Big ticket spending items in front of county leaders

Oconee County Council will sit down to an agenda Tuesday night containing a pair of big ticket spending items.  Each approximates a half million dollars.  The council will consider recommendations to spend $446,093.83 to buy a new 9-1-1 Center radio console system from Avtec of Lexington and $488,870.00 to Thomas and Hutton of Greenville for engineering services at the Industry […]

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Seneca student wins essay contest

An eighth grader at Seneca Middle School won a VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest.  Holly Whaley closed her winning essay with this statement:  “While working together, we can inspire each other to make America a place where others dream of living and where new beginnings are a reality.”  Holly’s essay will be submitted in district level competition.  The overall national […]

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Veterans and their spouses get priority

In South Carolina, the federal government’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity law supports training programs that help job seekers prepare for employment and businesses to access employment and training opportunities.  Services are delivered through South Carolina’s Works system.  Works Centers are located in most counties, including Pickens County at 1376 Tiger Boulevard.  Eligible veterans and spouses get priority for training and […]

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Homicide near Easley

  Pickens sheriff’s officers are working a homicide near Easley.  The coroner says the victim, 27-year old Justin Smith of Piedmont, was shot several times at 1308 Prince Perry Road.  Coroner Kandy Kelley says the homicide occurred yesterday morning.    

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Oconee Drug Court celebrates its first graduate

A 52-year old man named “Ricky” overcame a relapse into drugs and has turned his world around for the better, and yesterday became the first graduate of the Oconee County Drug Program.  A celebration, presided over by Magistrate Will Derrick, was staged in the Seneca Magistrate’s Court.  Among others the event was attended by members of Ricky’s family, law enforcement, […]

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Shoplifters victimize store near Seneca

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office makes a public appeal for information that will help solve a case of shoplifting that occurred Monday, December 5 at the Dollar General on Shiloh Road.  An employee confronted two people, but the pair left the store without paying for items worth about $30 dollars.  Some of the stolen goods were recovered by the employee.  If […]

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Lake Keowee island shoreline to be stabilized

FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee—has been given the go ahead by Duke Energy to stabilize the shoreline of a lake island known as a home to 11 Great Blue Herons and their chicks.  The island sits at the north end of Lake Keowee, near the Cliffs Lakehouse Restaurant.  Jack Lewis, FOLKS President, said, “We were fearful that the island will continue […]

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