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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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Seneca PD makes arrest

September 20, 2012

A 28-year old Pickens County man, released from jail in Georgia, is now being held in Oconee County to face charges in  drug cases as far back as 2001. According to Chief John Covington, Rodrickus Demale Williams, 28-year old Central resident, was being being held in the Johnson County town of Wrightsville, released there, and…

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Dexter to vote yes November 6

September 20, 2012
Dexter to vote yes November 6

On last week’s ‘Community Sound Off’, Susie Cornelius gave her reasons why she’s going to vote no on the November Oconee sewer referendum. On this week’s program, we hear the pro side from Reg Dexter. He’s the District Five county councilman but makes clear in this Sunday’s program that he is speaking as a citizen,…

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Attack on Sassafras cycling event

September 20, 2012
Attack on Sassafras cycling event

Tri-County Technical College announces an all-day event next month for cyclists to take on a challenging climb. “Attack on Sassafras” will be an all-day event Saturday, October 13 as a way to raise money for the ChildWatch Center at the Easley YMCA. Starting that morning at Tech’s Easley campus, cyclists will ride through Easley and…

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Hospice expansion

September 20, 2012

A spokesman for Oconee Medical Center confirms the hospital is in the works of Phase III for its Hospice House of the Foothills on S.C. 188. Plans call for office space, exam rooms, changes in the nurses’ station, and a shelled-in area that eventually will house additional patient rooms. Hunter Kome, vice president for OMC…

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What a colonial era fort looked like

September 20, 2012
What a colonial era fort looked like

              A precise, scale model of what a colonial era fort in Pickens County looked like is on display through Saturday, October 6 at Duke Energy’s World of Energy. The Pickens County Historical Society’s Fort Prince George exhibit was handcrafted by Marshall Williams. He was part of a team…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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