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“2015 is going to look good”

September 19, 2014

For a couple of months, there has been ebb and flow in the Oconee County jobless rate—-6.7% in July to 7.3% in August, the last month for which the state reports figures. But Richard Blackwell predicts the local job picture will get better by year’s end and during 2015. Economic development recruiter Blackwell indicated to…

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Seneca crimes and mishaps early today

September 19, 2014

The police in Seneca are looking for a robber this morning. The holdup took place around 3:30 at the Plez-U convenience store on S. Oak Street. No one hurt. Capt. Robert Tribble says a nearby incident of malicious damage is being evaluated to determine if it has a connection with the robbery. The police also…

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Judge to rule on bond request

September 19, 2014

The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s office and other parties in the case are awaiting a judge’s ruling on a renewed bond request for an Oconee County murder defendant. Judge Mark Hayes took under advisement yesterday’s request to set bond for Joshua Randall Ferguson, charged with murder in 2013 of Charles Benson Cantrell. The body was found…

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Flags half-staff today

September 19, 2014

At the request of Governor Haley, flags are to be flown half-staff today to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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Chase ends at suspect’s home

September 18, 2014

Near Tamassee early today, a fast acceleration from a stopped position on Little River Road and an eventual quick turn onto Whitmire Church Road raised the suspicions of an Oconee County sheriff’s deputy. The chase that ensued wound up near highway 11 and the arrest of a driver. Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt says the following…

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Title IX training module content under review

September 18, 2014

Clemson University has suspended an online Title IX training module to further review the content.  “This online course, used by other universities across the country, was selected to be given to undergraduate students this summer and fall as part of a comprehensive effort to prevent sexual discrimination, harassment and assault in response to growing concerns…

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Seneca pursues annexation east of the city limit

September 18, 2014

Seneca leaders want to grow their city boundaries by 34 acres—by annexing a city owned building and related properties. In a noon hour City Hall meeting today, the city’s Facilities Corporation voted 5-0 to pursue the annexation of its Seneca Rail Site industrial building and connected property. The building and grounds there are a joint…

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Westminster area accidents

September 18, 2014

Law enforcement officers report two accidents today, both of which apparently occurred near the Westminster city limits.  In one accident a driver’s vehicle hit a utility pole on 123 in the vicinity of the Seed Farm Road.  State troopers also reported a later accident with injuries on E. Main Street and Park Avenue.

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Need a job? Check out Anderson tomorrow!

September 18, 2014

Job seekers who plan to attend tomorrow’s hiring event in Anderson can expect availabilities from at least seven employers. Employers will be present from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Tech’s Anderson campus at 511 Michelin Boulevard to screen applications and resumes, as well as interview those seeking work. Among the employers who’ve committed to…

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Adams: Call SC lawmakers about Local Government Fund

September 18, 2014

Seneca chef Britt Adams is a fierce critic of Oconee County government spending, but there’s one thing he’s in total agreement with the county policymakers. Adams thinks there are some members of the state legislature who are giving Oconee and other counties a raw deal. In an interview this week, Adams took up the call…

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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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