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Oconee’s Loftis looks to move up!

April 8, 2013
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A leader in Oconee fire fighting, Scott Loftis, aspires to an office in a statewide organization. Loftis, assistant chief and training officer for the Oconee County Fire Department, has declared his candidacy for 4th Vice President of the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Delegates to the association will elect officers during a June conference at Myrtle…

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T. Boone Pickens to speak at Clemson

April 8, 2013
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The businessman who has earned the reputation of being one of America’a best will deliver a public lecture this month at Clemson University where he’s to share his insights on leadership. T. Boone Pickens’ will focus on how to become an effective leader at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, April 18 at the Brooks Center for…

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Sheriff speaks tonight!

April 8, 2013
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First-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw speaks tonight to a meeting of the Oconee Republican Party. The meeting will take place at party headquarters in Seneca from 6 to 7, and everyone is invited.

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Tech partners with Blanchard Machinery

April 8, 2013
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The corporate and community education division at Tri-County Technical College launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Tech’s Mary Corley said as the equipment technology in the…

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Schools re-open tomorrow!

April 8, 2013
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Oconee County students and teachers return to the classrooms tomorrow. And when they do, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent, it’ll mark the start of the final stretch of the school year. Lucas says, “These will be very busy weeks as teachers and students finish course content and begin the annual blitz of state and…

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Home developers seek approval

April 8, 2013
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Developers of the Clemson home development Patrick Square go before the city’s planning commission tonight for plat approvals for additional phases at the planned development project. Developers seek approval for 38 single-family residential lots and 22 townhouse residential lots. The meeting takes place at 6 in city council chambers.

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Medicaid expansion petition

April 8, 2013
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Medicaid expansion petition

Twenty residents of Oconee and Pickens counties delivered a signed “Medicaid Expansion” petition last week to State Senator Thomas Alexander. The petition contained more than 3,500 signatures. Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator from District One, met with the group Thursday in Walhalla for a discussion of the state legislature’s resistance to expand the program for those…

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GMP to be announced tonight!

April 8, 2013
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The long-awaited guaranteed maximum price for building the new Walhalla High School is to be announced tonight during the 6 o’clock meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. According to the agenda for the trustees’ work session at district headquarters, the announcement will be made as part of the superintendent’s report by Dr. Mike…

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96.3/WGOG NEWS correction and clarification

March 29, 2013
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96.3/WGOG NEWS earlier story about this week’s court appearance by an Oconee County man charged with felon in possession of a firearm incorrectly stated that defendant Shannon David Powers entered a plea of not guilty during arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Kevin McDonald in Greenville. According to U-S District Court documents, a plea of not guilty…

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Jobless rate descends in OC and SC

March 29, 2013
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Oconee County’s unemployment rate for February stood at 9%—eight-tenths of a percentage point below January’s rate. And the workforce was stronger across the state, as well. The Department of Employment and Workforce’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in South Carolina decreased to 8.6% in February from January’s rate of 8.7%. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell from 7.9%…

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