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Tech alumnus makes strides in business world

March 12, 2015

An Anderson printing company employee from Walhalla is making strides at a job where he wears several hats, and he gives credit to what he learned at Tri-County Technical College. Daniel Sanders works as a production supervisor at Advanced Labelworx, a custom label printing company. Sanders leads a 15-member production crew, coordinates schedules, and works…

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Westminster faces 4% hike in wholesale power costs

March 12, 2015

To what extent, if any, Westminster raises electric power rates is a matter left to the mayor and the six city council members. But Mayor Rick McCormick said it’s an issue, a touchy one for which city leaders have yet to start discussions. The mayor spoke briefly to 96.3/WGOG NEWS yesterday about the decision last…

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Sewer improvements in southeast Westminster

March 12, 2015

Antiquated sewer lines are to be replaced along Hampton Street and in other parts of Westminster, provided the city succeeds in obtaining a South Carolina Community Development Block Grant. During a public hearing last evening, a representative of the Appalachian Council of Governments said Westminster is applying for $300 thousand for the project. The hearing…

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“…if an offer sounds too good to be true….”

March 11, 2015

A management employee of The Journal has contacted Oconee Sheriff’s Office about what appears to be a scam attempted by an individual wanting to give away a motorcycle. The person with the motorcycle wanted to place an ad to give the motorcycle away, with the stipulation that the person receiving it pay the shipping costs.…

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If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

March 11, 2015
If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

 Oconee County artist and art educator Libby Imbody is entering a contest and, if she wins, she’ll donate the money to the project to build a county YMCA. Imbody has entered a piece in an “Inspired Tire” art contest, sponsored by Michelin Tire. Those who enter are to create a diversity-themed piece using up to…

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Public schools infused with $23 million

March 11, 2015

The financial condition of Oconee public schools last month dramatically changed….for the good. Gloria Moore, finance director, told the trustees the district received $23 million dollars in collections from the county. County Treasurer Greg Nowell said today that $18.3 million of the $23 million represented the public schools’ share of Duke Energy’s 2014 tax payment…

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West Union sets a new spending plan

March 11, 2015

West Union has approved spending plans to cover this year and part of next. The small town’s 2015-16 budget in the amount of $502,076.99 was approved during a meeting last night at Town Hall. At the same meeting, without comment from the public, West Union raised its garbage pickup rates one dollar a month. Mayor…

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“Dr. John” returns from Washington

March 11, 2015

The elderly gentleman whom Seneca leaders affectionately refer to as “Dr. John” has returned from Washington, DC where he roamed the hallways of some of the nation’s leaders—-in search of monies to help Seneca advance its African-American history museum project. Not only did Dr. John Martin roam hallways, he got inside the offices of nine…

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Reprieve fails to save old Seneca house

March 11, 2015

Thirty days have expired. But a Seneca official says 30 days proved to be not enough for a home owner to come up with the required financing to save an old house for which there is historic distinction. And Ed Halbig says he personally regrets that Brenda Knox, the owner, apparently could not come up…

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Oconee’s Katelan Hudson on an upper path

March 11, 2015
Oconee’s Katelan Hudson on an upper path

Oconee County’s Katelan Hudson aspires to represent her student organization across the southeast. Katelan, a senior at Seneca High and Hamilton Career Center, is an official candidate for the office of Southern Region VP of the co-curricular student organization DECA. The organization numbers more than 215 thousand students who are preparing for careers in marketing,…

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  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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