All candidates accept forum invitation

All eight candidates entered in the 2014 Seneca election have accepted invitations for tonight’s political forum in Seneca. The event, sponsored by the League of the Women Voters of the Clemson Area, takes place 6:30 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. All Seneca voters are urged to attend to meet the candidates and hear their positions on […]

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State association recognizes Oconee

 Oconee County and its sheriff’s office have been recognized for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit. The recognition came thru the South Carolina Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust, and a formal recognition will be made during the March 18 meeting of the Oconee County Council. An application for the award was made by Jeff […]

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Economic Alliance expands membership

At an inaugural meeting today, the board that governs the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that more is better. Its chairman, Glenn Buddin, says the board decided to expand membership from 19 to 27. The additional members will include ex-officio seats for community representative and paying private sector representatives. Having a board so large creates the problem of where to find […]

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New economy forces developers to be patient

An ambitious project envisioned for Oconee’s southern tip remains in the waiting stage for the necessary investment money. One of the developers said today said the reality of today’s economy forces them to stay patient. But El Henry told a large gathering at Seneca there have been some recent promising development. Expressions of interest, as Henry described them, with more […]

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Why Spartanburg and not Oconee?

A representative of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, speaking in Oconee County, would not directly answer a question today as to whether a Japanese company had ever considered Oconee as a location for its next global manufacturing plant. Nor would Allison Skipper say if Oconee County had even been under consideration. However, Richard Blackwell followed Skipper to the stage […]

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OCC 3: a two-way race

Qualifying ended at Walhalla today for the next contest aimed at filling the vacant Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. And it ended with no changes—meaning that Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet will head into a Republican special primary April 1. The nominee will head into a special May election without any other ballot opposition. And the winner May 20 […]

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College Goal SC tomorrow

Help is available on the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College tomorrow for students and their families to fill out a free application for federal student aid. College Goal SC is set for 10 a-m to 1 p-m tomorrow in Pickens Hall, Room 140. You can get information on the first step to get federal aid—a requirement for most college […]

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Students say stay safe, get screened early!

Two high school students in Oconee County are spreading awareness about the need for a simple test that can check for colo-rectal cancer. Morgan Fisher and Andrea White are Seneca High School students who take a Bio-Med class at the Hamilton Career Center. Their class has adopted the need for screening as a class project. For Andrea, good health hits […]

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Political deadline expires at noon

For those Seneca residents wanting a role in setting the policies of Oconee County government, a deadline expires at noon today. That’s when the Oconee Elections Office will close the book on sign-ups to run in a special April 1st primary election for Seat Three, County Council. By yesterday afternoon, two men remained the only candidates. So far, attorney Paul […]

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