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On the hustings today

September 24, 2012
On the hustings today

Just two days after Congress left Washington, the S.C. 3rd District congressman makes an appearance in Walhalla. The Associated Press reports the just-concluded session left Congress frustrated over what’s seen as one of the least productive sessions in history. If Congressman Jeff Duncan, the Laurens Republican can use some direction, he may get it today…

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One week from tonight

September 24, 2012
One week from tonight

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce-sponsored “Steak in Oconee” dinner takes place one week from tonight on the grounds of the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park. At 6:30 Monday night, October 1, the dinner takes place on the eve of the start of the three-day Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, also on the grounds of the Golden…

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Radio Station Road accident

September 24, 2012

Oconee Sheriff’s officers reported minor injuries in a late afternoon accident yesterday on the Radio Station Road near Seneca. According to Chief Deputy Terry Wilson, a car pulling out onto the road from Applewood Shopping Center collided with a second vehicle. Wilson said the impact spun the second vehicle into the path of a state…

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Two counties to test sirens

September 21, 2012
Two counties to test sirens

Oconee Nuclear Station conducts a series of siren tests Wednesday (September 26) between 8 a-m and 4 p-m in both Oconee and Pickens counties. The test is in addition to the normal siren test schedule listed in the 2012 emergency planning calendar and results from an upgrade in the siren system. The 65 alert notification…

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Agriculture meeting draws large crowd

September 21, 2012

A dinner meeting last night at Seneca High School promoted agriculture as an important segment of the Oconee County economy and featured discussion as to how to increase production and sales. Seneca’s FFA instructor Christina Alexander helped host the meeting and Tokeena farmer Gwen McPhail was one of its leading organizers. Alexander says the turn…

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OC 10% unemployment

September 21, 2012

The state reports improvement in the Oconee County job picture between July and August. The percentage of Oconeeans who were out of work but who are attempting to get back to work fell from 10.4% in July to 10% in August. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 9.6% in August. At 10%,…

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Women shortchanged

September 21, 2012
Women shortchanged

New data reveal that South Carolina women are paid less than men in every part of the state. The National Partnership for Women and Families says the Census Bureau data released yesterday make for an unprecedented analysis showing that the gender-based wage gap affects women in every corner of the state. It’s the first time…

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Open house at TSMHS

September 21, 2012
Open house at TSMHS

From the comments heard, Tamassee-Salem parents and others like the additions to the middle and high school campus. Open house last night spotlighted the new band, art, and chorus rooms. And Candace Brucke, assistant principal, says don’t underestimate what a new coat of paint will add to the environment. Bricks and mortar aren’t all that’s…

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Salem bus spur discussed

September 21, 2012

Salem leaders told consultants for the county there is interest in their rural area in bus passenger service, similar to what is available in Seneca and Clemson. The Columbia firm URS Consultants has begun an update of a four-year old study that looked at the potential of expanding “CAT” service to other parts of Oconee…

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Home fire near Clemson

September 21, 2012

Fire fighters yesterday were able to quickly stop a small fire in a clothes dryer in a home inside the Corinth-Shiloh Fire District. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department credited Seneca fire fighters with reaching the Nebo Church Road home first, followed shortly by volunteers from his station. No one was injured.

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  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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