Moulder defends job-creation progress

The Oconee County administrator said this week the county takes no back seat to neighboring Pickens County when it comes to strides made to create and attract new jobs. Scott Moulder, the Oconee administrator, gave the County Council an earful of job gains recorded by both counties. He said they show Oconee’s efforts, led by the county Economic Development Office, […]

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Camping fees rising

The Army Corps of Engineers announces camping fee changes at campgrounds at both lakes Hartwell and J-Strom Thurmond. All camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased two dollars a night. All other campsite fees remain the same. At Lake Hartwell, fees to single sites with electricity and water hookups cost $24-$26 a night; double sites cost $48 a […]

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Graduation day at Clemson University

It’s graduation day at Clemson University. More than 1,100 students are to receive diplomas in ceremonies at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Yesterday James Barker, the retiring Clemson president, thanked the faculty and staff during what was his last general faculty meeting. About 100 people attended the meeting held at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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Graham nixes budget deal

President Obama is expected to sign a budget deal, but it’s a deal that South Carolina’s senior U-S senator opposes. Senator Lindsey Graham announced he voted in the minority, as the budget deal passed the Senate 64-36. Graham’s reason? The deal cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. He calls unacceptable asking those in uniform to take a […]

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Campus police arrest Seneca man

Campus police at Clemson arrested a Seneca man who they say entered a residence hall room and took items from a student’s purse. Richard Clayton Sr. was being held in the city jail charged with burglary first degree, financial transaction card theft, petty larceny, and trespassing after notice. The police believe Clayton followed someone into the locked Manning Hall and […]

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“Penny” applications begin to mount

Official word is out on two requests pending before the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission to share in the potential of one-cent local sales tax money. The board of trustees for the Oconee Public Library this afternoon announces a special meeting 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 8 at the Seneca Branch Library to review and approve an application “to […]

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Jill Moore makes the grade!

  A teacher at West-Oak High, Jill Moore, has become the Oconee School District’s 105th Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Earnestine Williams, district director for human resources, congratulated Moore by saying, “We commend her efforts as she continues to grow professionally to impact student learning in the classrooms.” Most states provide salary incentives and cover the cost for teachers to pursue the […]

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Speak directly to your lawmaker next month!

Once a year, Oconee’s three state lawmakers gather in one public setting to talk about a new session of the legislature, as well as take the opportunity to hear directly from their constituents. State Senator Thomas Alexander, chairman of the Oconee Legislative Delegation, has announced the delegation’s 2014 public meeting will be 5:30 Monday evening, January 6 at the Seneca […]

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