OC’s jobless rate rises, SC’s drops

A reversal of fortune for the Oconee unemployment rate during the first month of the year. The state today released job figures for January. They show another decrease in the statewide rate, from 6.6% in January to 6.4% in December. Oconee’s latest unemployment numbers are headed in the wrong direction. For December, 6.6% of the county’s workforce was actively looking […]

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Basic training completed

Army Pvt. Hunter Findley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He’s the son of Anthony and Amanda Findley of Seneca and grandson of Glenn Findley of West Union. Private Findley is a 2013 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Sales tax commissioners to reach milepost

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are to arrive at a milepost tonight. At their 6:30 meeting, the commissioners are scheduled to vote on a final project list for the November one-cent sales tax referendum. Some 10 projects are competing for a place on the ballot. The commissioners’ recommended list will go to the County Council, which must either accept […]

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For second time, candidates will speak

For a second time, the candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council make a joint public appearance. The League of Women Voters Clemson Area has invited Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet for a forum 6:30 Monday night, March 24 at the Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca. The candidates will address the audience and respond to written questions. Paula Appling, co-president […]

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Fire destroys home near Townville

Fire last night destroyed a mobile home near Townville. Oconee Rural Fire Control reports the fire that destroyed the home on Timberlake Drive is under investigation. No one hurt. The first set of volunteer fire fighters were called at 8:30. They remained at the scene nearly two hours.

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New developments in late 2013 homicide

New developments in the case of a 61-year old man whose body was found in the rubble of a home fire near Westminster. In Friday’s developments, a pre-trial hearing was held for Zack Daniel Patterson, one of the two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Maszalek. That hearing ended with an Oconee magistrate’s ruling to send the charge […]

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Bakari Sellers meets OC Democrats

 A 29-year old state lawmaker from what’s called South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame” introduced himself Saturday to Oconee County Democrats and outlined a platform that he hopes will land him as the state’s next lieutenant governor. Rep. Bakari Sellers was featured speaker at the 2014 Oconee Democratic Convention. The Corridor of Shame is the moniker for a region, of which […]

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“Normal rain this summer

We have a prognostication that rain this summer will be nothing like last summer—-when three reservoirs experienced levels well into flood storage stage. Still, after consulting with the government’s NOAA website and water managers, Public Affairs Specialist Billy Birdwell of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers predicts normal rainfall this summer. Normal, he says, is good. And that bodes well for […]

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SC’s Duncan part of bi-partisan legislation

South Carolina’s 3rd District Congressman, Republican Jeff Duncan, is part of a bill with bi-partisan support to reform Department of Homeland Security’s buying process. “For years, DHS has refused to use a business approach in managing its acquisition programs,” Duncan said in a statement from Washington. He and the rest of the bill’s co-authors are members of the Subcommittee on […]

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Murder charge forwarded to grand jury

After a hearing this morning, a judge bound over to the grand jury a murder charge against a Fair Play man to the Oconee Grand Jury. Magistrate Blake Norton found probable cause to further consider the state’s case against Zack Daniel Patterson. In January, Patterson became the third person charged with murder in the death of Richard Alan Marszalek. Marszalek’s […]

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