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Unemployment rate jumps, despite job promise

June 21, 2013

The latest Oconee County jobless rate is escalating—yet there’s a promise today that jobs are on the way. The state Department of Employment and Workforce today released an 8.3% Oconee County unemployment rate for May. That’s nine-tenths of one percentage point higher than April’s figure and its three-tenths of a percentage point above the state’s…

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Museum opening

June 21, 2013

The grand opening of Phase 1 Exhibits of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina near Pendleton begins at 4:45 this afternoon. And Vicki Fletcher says activities have been planned for kids of all ages. In 1979, Fletcher’s predecessor as executive director of the Pendleton District Commission, Hurley Badders, worked with State Senator T-Ed…

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Arrest in copper wire theft

June 21, 2013

Georgia investigators have one man under arrest in the theft of at least 22 thousand pounds of copper wire at the Lake Hartwell Dam. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio, quotes Hart County investigator Eric Cutshallsaying the copper was taken over a period of time by outside contractors hired by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is…

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Recovery efforts resume

June 21, 2013
Recovery efforts resume

Recovery efforts for the body of Florida resident Thomas Patrick Hill resume at 7 o’clock this morning on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Scott Loftis, incident commander for the recovery, said, “Our hearts go out to Mr. Hill’s family….We know this is a very difficult time for them.” The efforts resume at 7 for…

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Marines conclude visit with CU tour

June 20, 2013

Forty visiting Marines, taking R-and-R in Oconee County, finished this year’s visit with a tour of facilities at Clemson University. They saw athletic facilities and got a look at the scroll of names, representing 482 Clemson students who’ve been killed in defense of the country.

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Two young Oconeeans face multiple charges

June 20, 2013

Property and vehicle crimes last month have resulted this week in the arrests of two young Oconeeans. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Department, Blake Christian Maness, 18-year old Fair Play resident, and Ahmed Nedal Mefleh, 17, of Westminster are charged with multiple burglary, larceny, and vehicle breaking charges. Crimes reported May 25 inside the Chickasaw Point…

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Cash for the Senate

June 20, 2013

A Republican hopeful next year for the U-S Senate in South Carolina speaks tonight in Seneca. He’s Richard Cash, who has his sights set on the seat now held by fellow Republican Lindsey Graham. Cash and Phillip Bowers, chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party, are speakers for a rally that begins at 6:30 at…

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Nothing new from search scene

June 20, 2013

Nothing new from the resumed search today for a man presumed drowned in the Chattooga River, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service. While the search is on, the Wild and Scenic River remains open. And, occasionally during search operations, rescuers move to the side to allow boats to pass.…

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Multiple charges of assault and battery

June 20, 2013

An incident last month in which one car deliberately struck a second near Seneca has landed a 46-year old man in jail. According to authorities, David Augustus Mize was arrested yesterday and charged with multiple charges of assault and battery second degree. A deputy’s report lists five people as the victims and says two of…

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Sandifer shudders at the thought

June 20, 2013

Last year’s breach of the records system at the State Department of Revenue remains a police investigation, but reports have leaked out that suggest South Carolina may have paid a ransom to the perpetrator as a way to recover what’s lost and learn how the breach was carried out. “It is my sincere hope that…

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