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Need a job?

December 12, 2013

Need a job? You might try a hiring event tomorrow near Easley. South Carolina Works Worklink holds its monthly employer hiring event from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley campus (1774 Powdersville Road.) Employers will be there to screen applications and resumes, as well as interview job seekers for open positions. Confirmed…

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No room at the Inn?

December 12, 2013

This morning’s prisoner count at the Oconee Detention Center stood at 174 inmates. Recent drug sweeps carried out by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca police have ballooned the jail population in facility rated for a capacity of 122 prisoners. Some relief to the over-crowding is expected next week when Oconee General Sessions Court…

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Backpack to benefit from $1 thousand grant

December 12, 2013

A one thousand dollar grant to the Education Foundation of Oconee County is being earmarked to support the Backpack Program. The money was granted by the Sodexo Foundation. Sodexo is the company that supplies the Oconee School District’s food program. The Education Foundation is earmarking the $1 thousand grant for Backpack—a program started three years…

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VOSO speaks out about solid waste bill

December 11, 2013

An organization that looks out for the interests of southern Oconee County is asking its members to contact State Senator Thomas Alexander about a controversial solid waste bill that’s moving from one legislative chamber to the other in Columbia. According to the Voice of Southern Oconee, it’s clear that many South Carolinians don’t want the…

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Fall graduation next week at CU

December 11, 2013

More than 11-hundred students are expected to receive degrees next week when Clemson University hosts its fall graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. The academic ceremonies are the last ones for James Barker. Clemson’s president announced in April he is stepping down after 14 years. His replacement, Jim Clements, takes over January 1.

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Streetscape doins!

December 11, 2013

Walhalla is getting Streetscape attention at this hour. The project landscape engineer and others, along with the mayor and a couple of department heads, have embarked on a walking tour of the downtown area envisioned for a street and sidewalk re-make. They’ve brought the detailed plans with them on the walking tour, and Mayor Danny…

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Walhalla car accidents

December 11, 2013

Just as the Walhalla Christmas Parade ended last night, two cars collided at South Broad and Katherine streets and one driver required a trip to the hospital. The police say there were no injuries in an accident this morning at South Broad and Cedar streets.

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Back to the drawing board

December 11, 2013

Now that Seneca has abandoned a former school property for its utilities department, where might the Light and Water Department look for a new home? Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires dropped a hint during last night’s city council meeting. He told the mayor and council that his office is working with architects to adapt city property…

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Combat training completed

December 11, 2013

Army National Guard Private Justice Lee and Army Reserve Private Austin Chastain graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. They underwent nine weeks of training. Lee’s the son of Kat and Mike Lee of Seneca and Chastain is the son of Belinda Neal of Walhalla and David Chastain of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Dietterick: return money to the county

December 11, 2013

When it comes to a Joint Regional Sewer Authority resolution now before the member cities, it’s Greg Dietterick’s recommendation to release Oconee County from an annual $610 thousand obligation to the JRSA. The city administrator serves as an authority commissioner. Last night, in a report to the mayor and council, he gave the following basis…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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