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It’s budget time in Seneca!

May 20, 2013

The Seneca mayor and council pay close attention tonight to their finance director, Joel Seavey. It’s budget time in Oconee’s largest municipality. All city budgets are scheduled for the first of two required public readings during a 6:30 meeting tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. The meeting location is a change from the normal location…

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Oconee boasts 30 graduates!

May 20, 2013

Thirty members of Oconee fire and rescue operations are graduates of a “Beyond Helmets & Hoses” leadership seminar. The 16-hour program took place over the weekend to help enhance the quality of leaders in emergency services’ work. Oconee Emergency Services partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Pierce Fire Apparatus and the National Fallen…

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Ball is in Scott Moulder’s court

May 17, 2013

Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter, chairman of the budget committee, said Friday he and his colleagues were awaiting Administrator Scott Moulder’s response to the council’s offer of a pay increase for 2013-14. Apparently it’s the major aspect left unresolved in a new, three-year contract for Moulder, county administrator since 2010. According to Moulder, the council…

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Looking forward to his clients’ day in court

May 17, 2013

A defense lawyer looks forward to his clients day in court next month to try to counteract a judge’s preliminary ruling that gaming machines seized last month are illegal. “Some of the machines print tickets showing there’s no cash value and say the machines comply with state law,” Gruber Sires of Seneca told reporters this…

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Possibilities in the OC job pipeline

May 17, 2013

Among on-going attempts by the office of Oconee Economic Development to recruit new manufacturing jobs is a company with interest of moving to Oconee County. It’s a project the ED office refers to as “Project May.” Richard Blackwell, ED recruiter, said, “They will be closing facility outside the state and moving operations here, along with…

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Blackwell: “Business is good”

May 17, 2013

On a day when the state reports jobless claims continue to drop, Oconee’s top economic development recruiter said local business is good and the addition of even one new job on Main Street is something to relish. The state Department of Employment and Workforce reports the adjusted unemployment rate statewide in April fell to 8%.…

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Boxing the MOX

May 17, 2013

Senators from South Carolina and Georgia are warning the federal government that budget cuts affecting a Savannah River Site project portend a worsening relationship between the states and Washington. The Republican senators this week sent the Obama administration a letter calling for continued funding, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s senior senator, took to the Senate…

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Crimestoppers alert posted

May 17, 2013
Crimestoppers alert posted

A Crimestoppers alert has been posted for a Seneca area man who, authorities say, eluded deputies yesterday morning near the SC 188-Biggerstaff Road intersection. Deputies attempting to serve arrest warrants on Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr. say Patterson ran. He was last seen near Shoreline Drive. The 34-year old Patterson was wearing a black t-shirt and…

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Purse snatched from Walhalla home

May 17, 2013

A husband and wife in Walhalla have been charged in a police investigation of the theft of a purse from a home Wednesday morning on S. Cedar Street. According to Chief Ronald Wilbanks, one of the couple is accused of entering the home with permission to use the telephone. But the homeowner’s wife noticed her…

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Water leaders tour CU’s “Intelligent River”

May 16, 2013

Water chiefs from Washington and Columbia came to Clemson University today to look at technologies for monitoring and protecting clean water. Nancy Stoner of the Environmental Protection Agency and Catherine Templeton of South Carolina DHEC toured campus components of Clemson’s Intelligent River research. The project uses small, data-gathering sensors linked to a computer network that…

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