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“It’s a good way to start the New Year,” Blackwell says

February 6, 2014

An official announcement today that an Oconee County manufacturer is expanding. U-S Engine Valve announces a $29.5 million expansion of its operations on SC 11 near 123 . . . and it will mean at least 125 new jobs. The company is an automotive supplier of high-engineered valves. Those valves are designed to increase fuel…

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Furman gets a new president

February 6, 2014

Furman University is naming a new president today. Elizabeth Davis is coming to the Furman and the Greenville area from Baylor University in Texas—where she serves as executive vice president and provost. Davis becomes the 12th Furman president.

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Job seekers, get ready!

February 6, 2014

A South Carolina Works Worklink hiring event takes place tomorrow morning in Anderson, and job seekers who attend are urged to look their best and bring several copies of their resumes. Employers will be present from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson campus at 511 Michelin Boulevard. The confirmed employers to be…

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Restructure bill now law in SC

February 6, 2014

Senator Thomas Alexander applauds Governor Haley for helping push through a government re-structuring bill that’ll reform how the state’s business is done in Columbia. Haley’s signature yesterday made S. 22 law. It abolishes the five-member Budget and Control Board and creates the Department of Administration. That cabinet agency is to be responsible for executive and…

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Duncan to preside over congressional hearing

February 6, 2014

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan presides at a Washington hearing this morning that’ll delve into how well the Department of Homeland Security is using technology to combat violations at the borders. The hearing by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency takes place at 10 o’clock in the Cannon Office Building and will include witnesses…

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Contraband charge against 32-year old man

February 6, 2014

A man on his way to the Oconee jail to serve a sentence for breach of peace found himself in additional trouble with law enforcement. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that a search of Mark Eldon Stanton produced a glass pipe and a bag that contained a white powder substance. A warrant charging Stanton identified…

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Changes in OC’s administrative offices

February 5, 2014

Changes are in place today in the office of the Oconee County administrator. Amanda Brock, executive assistant to Administrator Scott Moulder, has moved into the new position of county public information officer. Brock is a 13-year county employee and a former newspaper reporter. These days in government and private business, public information officers are more…

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Autopsy report: A public record?

February 5, 2014

The Oconee County coroner, like his colleagues statewide, is following with interest what the state’s high court has to say about an autopsy report. Is it a private medical record to be held from the general public or an investigative document that is subject to the South Carolina Freedom of Information law? The State Supreme…

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Burglary suspect sought

February 5, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers were tracking a man who is reported to have attempted to burglarize a home this morning near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating since shortly before 9 this morning after being told that the homeowner confronted the intruder and fired a shot, though the homeowner believes the shot missed. The burglary…

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A Clemson regulatory board feeling “pressure”

February 5, 2014

A regulatory board at Clemson is weighing citizen protest as it takes two more months before deciding whether another high-rise building may be added to the city’s landscape. Clemson resident Linda Gahan tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that enough is enough, especially as it impacts her neighborhood behind College Avenue. A Clemson resident since 1968, Gahan was…

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