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Tech partners with Blanchard Machinery

April 8, 2013

The corporate and community education division at Tri-County Technical College launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Tech’s Mary Corley said as the equipment technology in the…

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Schools re-open tomorrow!

April 8, 2013

Oconee County students and teachers return to the classrooms tomorrow. And when they do, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent, it’ll mark the start of the final stretch of the school year. Lucas says, “These will be very busy weeks as teachers and students finish course content and begin the annual blitz of state and…

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Home developers seek approval

April 8, 2013

Developers of the Clemson home development Patrick Square go before the city’s planning commission tonight for plat approvals for additional phases at the planned development project. Developers seek approval for 38 single-family residential lots and 22 townhouse residential lots. The meeting takes place at 6 in city council chambers.

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Medicaid expansion petition

April 8, 2013
Medicaid expansion petition

Twenty residents of Oconee and Pickens counties delivered a signed “Medicaid Expansion” petition last week to State Senator Thomas Alexander. The petition contained more than 3,500 signatures. Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator from District One, met with the group Thursday in Walhalla for a discussion of the state legislature’s resistance to expand the program for those…

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GMP to be announced tonight!

April 8, 2013

The long-awaited guaranteed maximum price for building the new Walhalla High School is to be announced tonight during the 6 o’clock meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. According to the agenda for the trustees’ work session at district headquarters, the announcement will be made as part of the superintendent’s report by Dr. Mike…

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96.3/WGOG NEWS correction and clarification

March 29, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS earlier story about this week’s court appearance by an Oconee County man charged with felon in possession of a firearm incorrectly stated that defendant Shannon David Powers entered a plea of not guilty during arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Kevin McDonald in Greenville. According to U-S District Court documents, a plea of not guilty…

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Jobless rate descends in OC and SC

March 29, 2013

Oconee County’s unemployment rate for February stood at 9%—eight-tenths of a percentage point below January’s rate. And the workforce was stronger across the state, as well. The Department of Employment and Workforce’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in South Carolina decreased to 8.6% in February from January’s rate of 8.7%. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell from 7.9%…

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Do you want to drive a truck?

March 29, 2013

A job fair and training expo takes place next month at the Anderson campus of Tri-County Technical College. From 9 a-m to noon Tuesday, April 9 at 511 Michelin Blvd., Anderson participants get to meet and interview with area truck driving employers or find out about options available to start a career in the field.…

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Garrison Arena pump the economy

March 29, 2013

An impact study finds that all of the horse shows, dog shows, and other events at the Garrison Arena near Pendleton pump millions of dollars into the Upstate economy. The facility that offers the largest indoor show ring within 200 miles draws some 100 thousand visitors a year and generates $8.9 million in total economic…

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Free credit protection deadline

March 29, 2013

Sunday is the deadline for South Carolinians to be enrolled in Experian’s ProtectMYID and, according to the state Department of Revenue, help will be provided throughout the weekend for individuals to sign up for the free, one-year credit protection. To enroll, individuals have the option to either go online by visiting protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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