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Getting it off his chest

September 14, 2012

Once the town hall questions finished, each member of the panel was invited to make closing comments. And Reg Dexter, the District Five county councilman, announced that he and others had received a Freedom of Information request, which he takes issue with. At the close of last night’s meeting, Dexter announced his response to the…

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To get jobs “product” a must

September 14, 2012

Oconee County councilmen are stressing the importance for the county to have product ready if it ever is going to make strides in the job gain. As Councilman Paul Corbeil put it last night, it’s one thing to have the real estate available for an interested industry, but the key is to “have the pad…

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Regretting the job losses

September 14, 2012

The impending loss of about 600 jobs with the closing of the Seneca plant of Covidien was a prime topic during at least two meetings yesterday involving county and state officials. As one participant put it last night, it probably gets down to a corporate decision on which government has no influence to change, though…

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Bobby Hitt the day after

September 13, 2012
Bobby Hitt the day after

The executive director of the S-C Department of Commerce in Oconee County today said he knew unofficially that there was a likelihood that the Covidien plant near Seneca would be closing, but found out for sure only yesterday—the day that the Massachusetts-based company confirmed the rumors. Bobby Hitt told a luncheon meeting of the Oconee…

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Traffic fatality in Pickens County

September 13, 2012

State troopers report a traffic fatality in Pickens County. The accident occurred this morning at 10:45 on the Farr’s Bridge Road.

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BREAKING Seneca police news

September 13, 2012

The police in Seneca have announced the arrest of a former restaurant employee. Law enforcement records show Matthew Aaron Fuller, 23-year old West Union resident, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent at the Huddle House on 123 By-Pass. The police say the arrest results from an investigation into the failure of Fuller…

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Bells to ring Monday

September 13, 2012
Bells to ring Monday

An important date in U-S history will be commemorated Monday in Oconee County, and everyone is invited. The annual “Ringing of the Bells” will take place in the chapel on the campus of the Tamassee DAR School. Nan Jones of the DAR chapter says the bells are to be rung for the 225th anniversary of…

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Town Hall meetings tonight

September 13, 2012

The public is invited tonight between 6:30 and 8 o’clock for an Oconee County town hall meeting involving the county administrator and the county council. The meeting, sponsored by the chambers of commerce, takes place in the Harry Hamilton Auditorium at Seneca High School. It’s the fifth in a series of such meetings countywide. South…

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“A wonderful man who did….”

September 13, 2012
“A wonderful man who did….”

As the U-S moved two warships toward Libya, U-S Senator Lindsey Graham took the Senate floor to remember Chris Stevens, the late U-S ambassador to Libya. Graham called Stevens a wonderful man who did great things, but whose life was cut way too short. At the same time, Graham said the tragedy would be compounded…

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2013 the year for Oconee FOCUS

September 13, 2012

Oconee County officials say progress continues to be made toward the implementation of their countywide broadband project with next year, 2013, to be the year the first customers will enjoy high-speed data service. In the meantime, I-T Director Mike Powell and ‘FOCUS” project director Kim Wilbanks invite everyone to follow the progress through postings on…

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