Corbeil: Cammick jobs plan not needed

Paul Corbeil says the jobs plan that Edda Cammick says she’s working on is not needed by Oconee County. At last night’s forum Corbeil, the incumbent from Council District One, said the county has a strategic plan which addresses the need for economic development which creates jobs. But his opponent, Cammick, said Corbeil’s attitude about her jobs plan is exactly […]

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Does Oconee County Council really listen?

Oconee County Council holds regular listening sessions with its constituents. But does the council really listen? The challenger this year in District One, Edda Cammick, claims when she sits in the audience she detects “a bunch of blank stares.” But the man she seeks to unseat says it’s not so. And, for his part, incumbent Paul Corbeil says he spends […]

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Former mayor: What about Salem?

After moderator Brad Norton went through pages of prepared questions, it came time for audience questions. A former mayor was at the ready. Thurmond Coward wanted to know what Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick would do to help Salem tap onto its potential for increased tourism. Coward began with Corbeil, noting that the District One councilman regards as an accomplishment […]

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Corbeil and Cammick make Salem campaign stop

With the agreement of the candidates, some of the usual formalities of political forums were laid aside and last night’s event in Salem proceeded in a way that allowed the crowd to get to better know the two hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick brought their campaigns to downtown Salem. On some […]

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Police will be everywhere!

The Walhalla police chief says there are good reasons why his officers have begun to write additional citations. For one, Chief Ronald Wilbanks says, Walhalla of late has been plagued by drivers running red lights. And Sgt. Aaron Alexander says beginning tonight you’ll see Walhalla officers through out the city conducting license checkpoints. According to Alexander, the effort which begins […]

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Police nab sustect wanted in three states

An Illinois man arrested in the lobby of a Seneca hotel is wanted by authorities in three other states. And John Covington, Seneca police chief, says authorities in one of those will extradite. The police yesterday arrested Michael Marin Ghimes of Barrington, Illinois on charges of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and giving false information to law enforcement. The […]

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Shoplifter ditches stolen items but escapes

 A Seneca Wal-Mart shoplifter abandoned a shopping cart used this week to haul stolen store items and escaped, and the public is being asked to help by providing information about what happened. The shopping cart was found near Papa John’s pizza and the stolen store items have been recovered by Wal-Mart. But the shoplifter as of today remains free. The […]

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Fair announces three scholarship winners

The South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair announces that three local high school students have completed beekeeping courses offered by the Oconee Beekeepers Association and the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. The scholarships go to Taylor Lynn Thomas of West-Oak High School and to Parker Reed Scruggs and Carson Wilder Solesbee of Seneca High School. Besides course fees, the scholarship covers […]

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