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Blackwell: “Perfectly happy here”

November 14, 2013

Oconee’s economic development director put aside any speculation today that he might be interested in returning to his former employer. Richard Blackwell assumed his job at the Oconee economic development office after having worked for the South Carolina Upstate Alliance, headquartered in Greenville. The Upstate Alliance is undergoing a re-organization after the resignation of its…

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Hiring event tomorrow in Anderson

November 14, 2013

A hiring event takes place tomorrow morning in Anderson. Conducted by the South Carolina Worklink, this chance to meet prospective employers is designed for those looking for work from Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties. The event will run 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson campus, 511 Michelin Boulevard. Employers will be there…

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Low enrollment for health insurance

November 14, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan is decrying the low enrollment numbers for Obamacare. In a statement, the Third District Republican said, “The White House’s announcement that only 100,000 people have signed up for insurance through the healthcare exchanges proves what many Americans have been saying all along: that this law is bad for our nation.”  

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Temporary bridge opened in Pickens County

November 14, 2013

The South Carolina DOT opened a temporary bridge yesterday afternoon to replace the existing, damaged section on Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek in Pickens County near Daniel High School. The DOT uses temporary bridges because they save money by reconnecting motorists sooner than if they had to spend time and fuel on detours…

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Estimate: SCAG opinion 2-3 weeks off

November 13, 2013

The Oconee Treasurer and the county School District may have to wait only a few more weeks before the State’s opinion is ready on whether the district must receive a share of annual fees and penalties associated with county tax payments. Two months ago County Treasurer Greg Nowell, when challenged by the public schools, announced…

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Missionary hears from wife in the Philippines

November 13, 2013

An Oconee County-based missionary breathed a sigh of relief today on hearing from his wife in the Philippines, for the first time since a typhoon hit. Billy Owens, missionary for Unity Baptist Church, married a Philippine. By phone this morning, she told him she is OK—though she barely escaped injury or death. Unity Baptist Church…

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Fire hydrants in the middle of Main? Why not?

November 13, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief is thinking out of the box when it comes to Streetscape. Chief Doug Kelley has confirmed he has approached utilities superintendent Scott Parris with the idea of re-locating Main Street fire hydrants to the median, as part of the re-make of a four-block section downtown. Preliminary to converting Main Street, from…

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CU campus readies for night game

November 13, 2013

Tomorrow night’s ACC tilt between the Yellowjackets of Georgia Tech and the Tigers of Clemson University necessitates changes in tomorrow’s work schedule on the Clemson campus. “The employees are being asked to end their work day at noon Thursday. For the afternoon, they’ll be paid through the annual leave program, so they’ll be paid for…

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Two Walhalla traffic accidents

November 13, 2013

Two Walhalla traffic accidents occurred during the 9 o’clock hour this morning. Each occurred within a few minutes of the other and within one block of the other. The police say no one was hurt in either accident. The first wreck involved a government pick up truck and a van in what the police say…

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“Lakeview is their home”

November 13, 2013
“Lakeview is their home”

 Oconee County’s small Lakeview Assisted Living Facility, to some, may be a place forgotten or ignored. But its importance is striking, according to Doug Wright. The executive director of Senior Solutions said it took him a couple of years to properly grasp the role that Lakeview plays for those seniors with basically nowhere to go.…

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