Poll workers receive training

Joy Brooks, the Oconee County elections director, led a training session this week for the poll workers who will manage the various voting precincts across Oconee County on primary election day June 10. Brooks describes Wednesday’s training as a “top-to-bottom” session with poll workers receiving instructions about the photo I-D law and the rules governing where candidates may stand in […]

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A call by Senator Scott

Senator Tim Scott says the evidence of fraud and abuse within the U-S Veterans Administration is mounting and he wants V-A Director Eric Shineski to resign. Short of that South Carolina’s junior U-S senator wants President Obama to fire Shineski. Last week Scott, joined by 24 Senate colleagues, called for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation to start an immediate, […]

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Primary absentee balloting appears light

Figures released yesterday indicate that both in Oconee and across the state absentee balloting for the primary elections appears light.  And that raises questions about the overall voter turnout that the Democrats and the Republicans will see for their June 10 primaries.  By yesterday, nearly 18 thousand absentee ballots had been issued statewide.  By comparison, about 23 thousand absentee ballots […]

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Woman charged with stealing truck near Seneca

A 26-year old Oconee County woman has been jailed on the charge of stealing her neighbor’s truck.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Christy Ashtin Worley was charged with grand larceny of a 2008 maroon, 4-door GMC Sierra, which contained a bed cover valued at around $17 thousand.  The theft occurred at a home on Meldau Road and, in the course […]

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Tetramer expands Pendleton facility

Tetramer Technologies, a company that makes materials and researches new materials, will expand its plant in the AndersonCounty town of Pendleton.  An additional 25 new jobs are planned over the next five years.  The company previously occupied 50% of the incubator space in the GriffithBuilding at 657 S. Mechanic Street, but has since expanded into all available space in the […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow for a groundbreaking ceremony on the grounds of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina.  Tomorrow’s 3 o’clock  event will break ground for Phase II Outdoor Exhibits at the museum.  The location is 120 History Lane, across U-S 76 from Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege in Pendleton.  “Donations from many generous donors have made his expansion possible,” said […]

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Event will recognize unsung war heroes

A program to recognize the unsung heroes who defended the country’s freedom in war will take place 4 to 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon at GreenviewBaptistChurch, 105 Church Street, Clemson.  “A Salute to Our Everyday Heroes” is sponsored by the Clemson Area African American Museum, in partnership with the CharlesH.HoustonCenter at ClemsonUniversity.  The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Cornell Wilson […]

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Damage suit against Oconee bumped from trial docket

A lawsuit seeking damages from Oconee County has been removed from the top spot for trial during this month’s term of the Common Pleas Court. The two-week Common Pleas schedule beginning Monday in Walhalla was to have started with Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others. But a spokeswoman for the court says not all the parties are ready to […]

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Burglary defendant heads to trial

In the Oconee General Sessions Court, a jury has been selected to hear evidence in the Jonathan Allen Finney trial. Arrested and charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny in 2013, Finney is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Danny Day. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner is serving as the trial prosecutor.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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