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August 13, 2013

Those in need of a job may find one, or at least a lead toward gainful employment, during today’s Job Fair and Training Expo for residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. It takes place 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College. Among…

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Watering restriction lifted

August 13, 2013

Out of the drought, Duke Energy says it has lifted the restriction limiting lakeside residents to watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. A spokeswoman for the utility said, however, “We encourage prudent watering practices to protect this valuable shared resource.”

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Incident outside bar lands four in jail

August 12, 2013

The police in Seneca say they made four arrests early yesterday morning from a large crowd in the middle of a downtown street. The police say they were there, around 3:45 a-m, to disburse the crowd as the bar at 104 N. Cherry Street was closing for the night. All four people received police citations…

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U-S Labor reaches agreement with area restaurants

August 12, 2013

Two area restaurants have agreed to pay workers back wages as part of a U-S Labor investigation. The agreement involves two El Jimador Mexican restaurants—one in Clemson and the other in Westminster, and requires the restaurants to pay more than $74 thousand in back wages. Michelle Garvey, director of the Columbia wage and hour office…

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Doing “doughnuts” in the field

August 12, 2013

A Seneca police report estimates $2 thousand damage by vandals last week at Blue Ridge Field on Holland Avenue. The police were alerted to pick up trucks doing doughnuts at 2 o’clock Friday morning and within vicinity of the field and park stopped two trucks on nearby E. South Second Street. Their suspicions were heightened…

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Chamber gets new executive director

August 12, 2013
Chamber gets new executive director

  The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca gets a new executive director. According to the announcement, Jillian Lusk is an experienced chamber executive from St. Petersburg, Florida who has ties to Oconee County. Her husband is Brock Lusk, an Oconee native and Major in the Air Force. Jillian Lusk begins her new duties a week…

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Mishap for Lake Jocassee diver

August 12, 2013

A man required medical treatment Saturday when he felt ill during a deep dive in water 300 feet deep in Lake Jocassee. At the time, he was part of an outing led by commercial divers. According to responders, the man began a slow ascent to the surface and was able to make required decompression stops…

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Home damaged but repairable

August 12, 2013

Lightning struck a three-story home near Salem Saturday afternoon, setting off a fire that damaged two rooms inside a home  in the Cliffs at Keowee South development. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the home at 405 Evergreen Trail is repairable. The first set of fire fighters to reach the scene found the home full…

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Arson probe training August 11-16

August 10, 2013

Oconee’s public safety personnel this week take training in arson investigative techniques. This training, to be offered with the help of the state police, will center on techniques, case study, fire behavior and the need to document what’s found at arson scenes. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, considers the August 11-16 training especially timely. County…

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Vandals strike school and field

August 10, 2013

Vandals have damaged Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field and the Code Academy across the street. Major Jeremy Rothell of the Seneca police say four people, one a juvenile, have been charged in what happened at the Blue Ridge Field. By Friday afternoon, one had yet to be arrested or charged in the vandalism the night before…

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