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Jobless claims increase in OC

December 21, 2012

The unemployment rates across South Carolina and the country dropped during November, but they inched higher in Oconee County. In November, 8.6% of Oconee’s workforce was looking for work, compared to 8.4% a month earlier, according to an announcement by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. For the fourth straight month, S.C.’s seasonally…

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Drug Control Bureau beefed up

December 21, 2012

Two new officers will soon help crack down on the illegal use of legal drugs in South Carolina. DHEC has announced that officers Judith Pierce and Eddie Black graduate today from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and become drug control inspectors for its Bureau of Drug Control. Both graduates are South Carolina registered pharmacists and…

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Guilty plea entered in federal court

December 21, 2012

The government has announced a 27-year old Easley woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and faces the possibility of 20 years in prison or a $250 thousand fine, or both.  U-S Attorney Bill Nettles said Shelley Nicole Dillard entered a plea of guilt before Judge G-Ross Anderson Jr.  Sentencing will follow a review…

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Dexter: lake levels are “relative”

December 21, 2012

No matter where you might live, across the Savannah River basin, the level of the water that passes by on its way from the mountains to the sea is relative, according to an Oconee County councilman. Reg Dexter lives on Lake Hartwell. And he said last night that he and others who live on Hartwell…

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Oconee blowing in the wind

December 21, 2012

A windy night followed a day of rain, and that wind has created some problems across Oconee County. County Dispatch in Walhalla received 10 calls about fallen trees, a couple of those trees caught electric power lines. Duke Energy reported a temporary outage for homeowners in the vicinity of the Keowee Sail Club on S.C.…

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“Speaking clearly about 790 ft”

December 21, 2012

If Duke Energy’s Jeffrey Lineberger wanted to accomplish nothing than other to clearly speak about a 790-foot water level in Lake Keowee, he may have accomplished that goal in front of the Oconee County Council. While the county’s leaders sat in front several concerned lakefront property owners satbehind the Duke director of hydro strategy and…

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Posthumous degrees for accident victims

December 20, 2012

Among the degrees awarded during Clemson’s winter graduation ceremonies today were posthumous degrees to two students who died this year in separate Oconee County car accidents. President James Barker awarded degrees to Tyler Sands of Exton, Pennsylvania, a senior in financial management who died October 16 and to Kohleigh Michelle Hunt of Seneca, a senior…

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Rain spoils nativity scene

December 20, 2012

Rain has cancelled tonight’s nativity scene as part of Jingles on Main in Westminster. But the weather won’t stop downtown stores from keeping their lights on and their doors open for shopping tonight.

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Rotary donates to Ripple of One

December 20, 2012

An Oconee County organization that strives to lift individuals and their families from generational poverty received a boost this afternoon when the Seneca Rotary Club allocated proceeds from the club’s ticket sales. In a ceremony at the Rotary meeting, the club officially announced a donation of $1,595. Accepting the donation was Stephanie Enders, founder of…

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Federal jurist to swear-in Crenshaw

December 20, 2012

Mike Crenshaw takes the oath of office New Year’s Eve to begin his four-year term as Oconee County Sheriff. The 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, December 31 ceremony at the Oconee Courthouse is open to the public. Federal Judge Tim Cain, an Oconee County resident, will administer the oath. And once the oath is given, Crenshaw…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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