James “Jeff” Fredrick Rees, Jr.

Seneca — James “Jeff” Fredrick Rees, Jr., 75, husband of the late Darlene Merritt Rees of 152 Stephens Farm Road passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 17, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Saturday, […]

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Boater class Monday at Clemson

Boating is fun, but dangerous if those at the controls lack the necessary skills to navigate water.  A boater education class takes place Monday at the Clemson DNR Office from 9 to 3.  In South Carolina, all resident and non-resident boaters under 16 must successfully finish a course that is approved by the Department of Natural Resources before operating a […]

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Clemson holds December graduation ceremonies

Clemson University awarded approximately 1,300 degrees today at graduation ceremonies in the refurbished Littlejohn Coliseum. The degrees included 1,028 bachelors and 255 masters. In a hooding ceremony Wednesday, 60 doctoral students received their Ph.Ds. Clemson President James Clements expressed his hope that the graduates got everything they expected and more from their time at Clemson – academic and otherwise.  

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McMaster likely ally to gas tax hike supporters

Those who believe meaningful improvement to South Carolina roads and bridges won’t take place until the state raises the gas tax may have an ally in the next person who occupies the Governor’s office.  Representative Bill Sandifer of Seneca today said Lt. Governor Henry McMaster “understands” when it comes to recognizing that South Carolina’s failure to raise the gas tax […]

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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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