Accounting for what Seneca has spent and earned

Seneca City Council has been given a draft copy of the city’s latest audit and told to expect a presentation by outside auditor Mike Stancil during the council’s February meeting. The audit will track what Seneca spent and earned during the government year that ended June 30, 2014. Last night city administrator Greg Dietterick said the audit will show that […]

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Missing Oconeean located in Louisiana

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office received notification that a 69-year old woman reported missing Monday has been located in a hospital in Louisiana. Deputies had been concerned for the safety of Lorraine Anne Leiss-Lee but learned that, some point, she was admitted to Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. There, the nurse-in-charge confirmed that she was OK. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Commenting on those jobless numbers

The chief economic development recruiter for Oconee County recognizes that a jobless rate above 6% is a sign that the county still has work to do. But Richard Blackwell says the county’s labor participation number of 30,053 is the highest since 2001 when, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce, the number was 30,168. And it prompts Blackwell to […]

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New slate to lead Oconee Planning Commission

At their first 2015 meeting, Oconee County’s 7-member planning commissioners organized and chose new officers. Gwen McPhail, an at-large member, was named chairwoman. The position of vice chairman went to the newly-appoint District Three member David Ownbey of Seneca. The commissioners broached the topic last night of priorities for 2015. Staff member Josh Stephens believes a review of the county […]

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Slight drop in Oconee’s joblessness

Oconee County ended 2014 with a slightly lower jobless rate for December. For the final month of the year, the state pegged the county’s unemployment rate at 6.2% of its workforce—meaning that, of an approximate workforce of 32,000, two thousand members of its workforce were looking for new work. The November 2014 rate was slightly higher, at 6.4%. Across South […]

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A donation to the Blood Connection

 A Southern Wesleyan University sophomore from Anderson, Malek Martin, made a donation that helps others live. Martin gave blood to the Blood connection last week during the MLK Blood Drive on his school’s campus. The Blood Connection extended its hours for the drive—because of a current shortage of supplies. Sixty-six units were donated. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster to compete in TV challenge

A wrestler from Westminster will compete in this season’s Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge which considers itself the toughest physical competition that airs on national television. Jake James will get his chance during the episode that premieres at 8 o’clock Sunday night, February 8 on CMT. James is 6’2’, 225 lbs and will compete in the challenge to determine the […]

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Libraries to pursue private money-raising arm

Oconee Memorial Hospital and Tri-County Technical College have them. So, why not the Oconee County public libraries. Danny Day, library board chairman, announced last night that the library system will pursue the creation of a foundation, an arm to raise money from the private sector for the betterment of the public libraries. Day says a successful foundation that raises money […]

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Cain’s advice: “Don’t lose heart”

Trustees for Oconee public libraries received the following advice last night from County Councilman Paul Cain: “Don’t lose heart.” A visitor at the trustees’ meeting, Cain urged the board to not become discouraged by the defeat of last year’s referendum that would have built new libraries and renovated others. Cain said the result showed voters simply aren’t willing to pay […]

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