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Co-defendant excused from lawsuit

June 19, 2015

A judge’s order this week removes one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed as the result of an Oconee County student who was sexually abused. The order, by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh, dismissed the South Carolina Department of Education as a co-defendant in a case in which the pseudonym “John Doe” is used…

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More people at work, but more jobless claims filed

June 19, 2015

The number of South Carolinians on the job set a record in May. And the Department of Employment and Workforce reports since May 2014, 65 thousand people have found work. The state’s overall jobless rate was 6.8%. The May 2015 report shows Oconee and Pickens counties tied with a jobless rate of 6.3%. For Oconee,…

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Without air conditioning, Courthouse resorts to fans

June 19, 2015

Last night’s storm took down trees and branches. It also apparently did a number on the air-conditioning at the Oconee County Courthouse. The courthouse is doing business, but having to employ fans to try to stay comfortable.

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Senecan offered job on the spot!

June 19, 2015
Senecan offered job on the spot!

Seneca resident Ryan Timmer was offered full-time employment on the spot when he graduated last week as a BMW scholar. Timmer was among the graduates in a ceremony June 11 at the car-maker’s plant in Greer. He’s a 2015 graduate of Tri-County Technical College Mechatronics. The BMW Scholars Program offers the workplace benefits of a…

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Continued patience urged

June 19, 2015

Michelin’s option on property at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park runs through the rest of the year. There is still no word on whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center there. But yesterday the county’s chief recruiter of economic development urged continued patience. Appearing before a county committee, Richard Blackwell said, “Good things come…

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Last day to file an application

June 19, 2015

Today is the last day to make application to become Walhalla’s next director public works. James Moore, after 25 years with the city, retires June 30. By yesterday morning, City Administrator Nancy Goehle said four applicants had filed. Those applications are to be referred to a city council committee for review.

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Clemson utility line work next week

June 19, 2015

Clemson will undertake upgrades to drinking water and sanitary sewer utilities next week in the city’s historic Calhoun District. The work begins Tuesday and will take until the end of next month. If possible, drivers are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes. Affected streets are Calhoun Street, from Pickens Street to Boggs…

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Excessive heat causes trouble on I-85

June 19, 2015

The searing heat was the culprit yesterday for for problems with a pair of Interstate-85 bridges in Oconee County. Crews from the South Carolina DOT Maintenance Shop at Richland were sent yesterday to start emergency repairs on the northbound side of 85 to the bridges crossing Fair Play Creek. A state contractor is in the…

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Admissions counselor killed in church shootings

June 19, 2015
Admissions counselor killed in church shootings

As the world mourns for the nine victims in the Charleston church shootings, Southern Wesleyan University in Central mourns the lost of one of its employees and alumna. DePayne Doctor, admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan’s Charleston learning center, was in the Emmanuel AME Church and was among the shooting victims. University President Todd Voss was…

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Upper 130 re-opens to thru traffic

June 18, 2015

A late morning accident wound up blocking part of SC 130 north of Salem for about two and a half hours.  Two people were reported hurt in the accident at 130 and Gunn’s Way at 11 a-m.  96.3/WGOG NEWS learned that one of the two vehicles involved was a dump truck.  By 1:30 the police…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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