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Slight uptick in Oconee’s jobless rate

December 19, 2014

On a day when State Representative Sandifer commented on the need to address job creation and for public school students to learn skills required by employers, the state is reporting that Oconee’s unemployment picture slightly worsened in November. The rate of joblessness in Oconee rose from October’s 6.3% to November’s 6.4% of the available labor…

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Sandifer meets with Michelin

December 19, 2014

State Representative Bill Sandifer says he came away from a meeting yesterday with tire maker Michelin with the impression that the company is sold on Oconee—even though there is not yet a final deal. Sandifer talked business and other issues this morning with a policy committee of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca. (From…

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Spearman the last elected superintendent?

December 19, 2014

Come January, Molly Spearman begins a four-year term as South Carolina Superintendent of Education. But will she be the last state superintendent elected by a popular vote of the citizenry? The question was raised this morning at Seneca where the city’s state lawmaker, Representative Bill Sandifer, addressed a policy committee of the Oconee Chamber of…

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Boil water advisory

December 19, 2014

A boil water advisory remains in place this morning for residents of a Lake Hartwell home development in Oconee County. The advisory pertains to those who live in Foxwood Hills sections B, C, D, E, and G, along with Edisto. Sam McCall, utilities superintendent for the development, said the advisory was necessitated by the break…

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Boarding home denied zoning change

December 19, 2014

The Westminster Comprehensive Plan suggests historic houses might enjoy a future use as boarding houses.  But the city planning commission said no last night to Roger Manley’s request for a zoning change to allow him to operate a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street.  Manley’s property is currently zoned R-25.  He was seeking a…

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Accident killed Easley man

December 19, 2014

A Wednesday night accident took the life of a 61-year old Easley man, William Herman Anderson. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Anderson died early yesterday morning at a Greenville hospital of blunt force trauma to his torso and thigh. The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 Wednesday night at Woodhaven Drive and South Carolina 93.

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Overnight emergencies

December 19, 2014

For more than two hours last night, fire fighters were on the scene on South Union’s Rock Creek Road. First reports indicated the roof of a structure was on fire. Around 8:30 last night, a semi-truck wound up in a ditch on South Carolina 24 in front of Oakway Wesleyan Church. No one hurt.  

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Pickens County man convicted

December 18, 2014

A jury in Pickens County has convicted a Central man of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree. Judge Clifton Newman handed down a 30-year sentence to Vernon Glen Evans which means the 51-year old Evans will be required to serve 25 and half years before becoming eligible for parole. The victim in the…

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Seneca principal wins statewide honor

December 18, 2014

Seneca High Principal Cliff Roberts received the 2015 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year this afternoon in a ceremony at his school. Roberts knew he had been nominated for the award, but winning it was something kept secret from him until today’s ceremony. Making the official announcement was the state’s superintendent-elect Molly Spearman,…

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Oconee General Sessions today

December 18, 2014

In Oconee General Sessions Court today, a trial date was set in the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette, a Westminster man charged with the murder of James Evan Tyner. The 21-year old Tyner was found dead at Blackjack Road and Mount Pleasant Road of a gun shot wound to the neck. In another case,…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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