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Jobless rate drops again

November 20, 2012

October’s jobless figures for South Carolina show, once again, the number of individuals unemployed but actively looking for new work has dropped. For Oconee County, it’s the second straight month of lower numbers on the unemployment rolls. October’s rate is 8.4%. September’s was 8.6%. In October one year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 9.5%.…

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Lawmakers face school leaders

November 20, 2012

The diversion of money away from public education and a new method of teacher accountability were the hot-button topics for the annual meeting today of Oconee school leaders and the county’s state legislative delegation. Lawmakers tried to assure the district administrators and three school board members attending the meeting that education remains the state’s top…

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Meet the “New Sheriff in Town”

November 20, 2012

Residents of southern Oconee are invited to mark their calendars for a public event next month with the county’s Sheriff-elect. Mike Crenshaw, who takes office January 1, will be featured at a “meet-and-greet” sponsored by the Voice of Southern Oconee at 7 o’clock Monday night, December 10 at the South Union Baptist Church. According to…

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Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

November 20, 2012
Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

Congressman Jeff Duncan is one of 97 members of Congress who have signed a letter urging President Obama to reject Susan Rice as a nominee for Secretary of State. In a statement, Duncan, the Third District S.C. Republican, alleges Rice, as the U-S Ambassador to Libya, “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in…

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Rezoning rejected in Seneca

November 20, 2012
Rezoning rejected in Seneca

Seneca’s planning commissioners have decided that town homes would be a poor fit on fewer than two acres that slope downward from By-Pass 123 to Lake Keowee. They voted 6-0 last night to reject an application by the property owners to change the property from highway commercial to RM-16. Of 25 audience members opposed, six…

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4-vehicle wreck in Seneca

November 19, 2012

Four vehicles were involved in an accident late this morning in Seneca. According to the police, two people were sent to the hospital to be evaluated. The accident apparently began when one vehicle headed west on W. N. 1st Street slowed to turn onto N. Perkins Creek Road, which caused a chain-like accident from the…

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Clemson-USC game to be green-powered

November 19, 2012

For the third time, the Tigers-Gamecocks rivalry is going green. This Saturday’s game at Clemson Memorial Stadium will be powered 100% by in-state renewable energy from Blue Ridge Electric Co-op and Santee Cooper Green Power. Clemson University has teamed with the power providers to ensure that all the electricity needs of the big game will…

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Seneca traffic accident

November 19, 2012

Motorists are telling 96.3/WGOG NEWS they are being detoured around the scene of an accident.  That accident took place on W.N. 1st Street.  Ambulances have been seen among the responding vehicles.

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SPD presses burglary charge

November 19, 2012

The police at Seneca have filed charges in an eight-month investigation of a home burglary. City officers drove yesterday to Stephens County, Georgia and picked up Jonathan Allen Finney and charged the 31-year old Townville resident with burglary second degree and petty larceny. According to Captain Jeremy Rothell, Major of Operations, Finney is charged with…

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OC to seek lawsuit dismissal

November 19, 2012

Legal counsel for Oconee County will enter a courtroom next month in Walhalla to seek the dismissal of a lawsuit over an accident involving a small plane and a deer two and a half years ago at the Oconee Regional Airport.  The county is the moving party in a dismissal motion to be heard Tuesday,…

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