Rain moves event indoors

Rain has moved inside tonight’s annual Relay for Life at Seneca.  The event moves from the Gignilliat outdoor field into the Gignilliat Community Center.  All of the previously planned activities will take place.  Tonight’s Relay for Life takes place from 6:30 to midnight. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Absentee voting underway for June primaries

Absentee voting for the South Carolina primary elections June 14 is underway at county election offices, including the Oconee office in the county administrative complex on S. Pine Street in Walhalla.  By yesterday 22 thousand absentee ballots had been issued across the state.  That compares with 25 thousand that were cast in the last comparable statewide primary in 2012.  Qualified […]

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Boat safety during the holiday weekend

To keep state waterways safe during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Department of Natural Resources will conduct courtesy safety inspections at selected public boat landings. The Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 27-30, is one of the busiest weekends of the year on state waters. Boating safety and enforcement officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection for items such […]

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Judge decides sex abuse lawsuit

A circuit judge has awarded damages to a Simpsonville man for incidents of sex abuse when the man was a student at a Walhalla school.  Judge Cordell Maddox’s order in the Common Pleas Court awards $1.5 million in actual and punitive damages to the plaintiff, identified in court documents as “John Doe.”  Maddox said, “The facts are undisputed.”  The plaintiff […]

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Business recognized for hiring workers with disabilities

The S.C. Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities recently honored Edwards Printing in Westminster as Medium Employer of the Year. The award, which results from nominations from throughout the state, recognizes an organization that has exemplary practices in hiring people with disabilities, making worksite accommodations and actively promoting disability awareness and workforce opportunities in the business community.  Edwards […]

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Question the candidates during forums

You may ask questions of political candidates and hear their responses during political forums in the next couple of weeks during a forums sponsored by the Clemson Area League of Women Voters. A forum for Oconee County Council candidates is Tuesday, May 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the Gignilliat Community Center on North Townville Street in Seneca. Running for the District […]

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Wrongful death lawsuit for deceased pipefitter

A lawsuit claiming wrongful death has been filed by attorneys for a Virginia man who worked as a pipefitter at the Oconee Nuclear Station in the 1970s.  The Oconee Common Pleas Court lawsuit for Luke Asa Sullivan, personal representative of the estate of Bobby Sullivan, seeks damages against Daniel International Corporation and 17 other companies named co-defendants.  The lawsuit, which […]

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Expanding overtime pay

  The nation’s secretary of labor, Thomas Perez, says it is simply wrong that millions of American workers don’t qualify for overtime pay from their employers.  Perez and the Obama administration have announced a new rule that makes additional workers eligible to be paid for the extra work they do.  But Republicans are worried that there will be a counter-productive […]

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