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Job fair and training expo

July 22, 2013

On the heels of an increase in the Oconee jobless rate, plans are in now in place for an area job fair and training expo. It’ll be held August 13 at the Industrial and Business Development Center at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton. From 9 a-m to noon that Tuesday morning, those seeking work are…

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Buddin: Outstanding Young Banker

July 22, 2013
Buddin:  Outstanding Young Banker

Blue Ridge Bank’s Glenn Buddin Jr. has been chosen Outstanding Young Banker for 2013-14 by the South Carolina Bankers Association. The highest honor in the state’s banking industry has been presented to a deserving banker each year since 1970. He is 35 years old. In 2008, Buddin became one of the few bankers in the…

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“Killing Season” debut anticipated

July 22, 2013

Anticipation builds for the release of a Hollywood movie—much of which was filmed in nearby Rabun County, Georgia. And among those curious to see how “Killing Season” came out is Pete Cleavland, director of Rabun County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cleavland was present for several scenes. By seeing a preview, Cleavland says he can tell…

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Gressette was former CU board chairman

July 22, 2013

The Clemson University community mourns the death of Lawrence Marion Gressette Jr., an emeritus trustee from Columbia. Gressette in 1995 became the 13th chairman of the board. His death prompted David Wilkins, the current chairman, to open Friday’s meeting with the death announcement. The board observed a moment of silent prayer.

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Youngsters perish in Pickens County fire

July 22, 2013

The coroner in Pickens County reports two children dead in a Sunday morning home fire at Easley. Coroner Kandy Kelley says the deaths of four-year old Devin Dewayne Graham and seven-year old Timothy Lee Graham occurred at 4:35 a-m yesterday at 145 Daisy Lane. The deaths are being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.…

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Flood warning extended to midnight

July 22, 2013

National Weather Service extended last night’s flood warning until the mid night hour. Once again, it was a July evening in which lots of rain hit the pavements and soaked the ground. Oconee County Dispatch reported the usual numbers of downed trees and, in last night’s instance, flooding along the Shiloh Road near Seneca.

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A case of suspected arson!

July 19, 2013

The fire that heavily damaged a home near Westminster during the 5 o’clock hour this morning is under investigation as a case of arson, according to Jimmy Watt. The spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says investigators this afternoon are following leads.  The fire occurred on the Cleveland Pike Road.

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CU’s new budget is approved

July 19, 2013

Clemson University trustees have arrived at a new budget for the school year 2013-14. To reflect an approximate 5.5%, or $47 million increase in operational money, Clemson, in part, can thank a $7.5 million dollar increase in state appropriations. Trustee David Wilkins of Greenville was re-elected to serve a third, two-year term as board chairman.

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The “Y” gets a new front person

July 19, 2013

Former Congressional worker to take on the job of establishing the first Oconee County YMCA. The job of “Y Executive Director goes to Daryl Broome, who served as an aide during Gresham Barrett’s time as South Carolina Third District Congressman. Broome succeeds Anna Connelly, who resigned to take a job elsewhere.

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Valuable painting stolen

July 19, 2013

A five-thousand dollar value has been placed on a painting stolen from the Anderson Art Center at 110 Federal Street. The theft, believed to have occurred during an April show, was only recently discovered. A description of the painting was not immediately available. Anyone with information about what happened should call Anderson Area Crimestopps at…

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