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Schools dismiss for winter break

December 13, 2013
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Oconee County public schools dismiss for the winter break one week from today, Friday, December 20. It’ll be an early dismissal day for students. Parents should plan for elementary students being dismissed around 11 and middle and high school students about 11:15. Beginning Monday, December 23, all school and district offices will be closed. They’ll…

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OC ranked high for job seekers

December 13, 2013
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A report from a personal finance and consumer advocacy website names Oconee County one of South Carolina’s best places for job seekers. Nerd Wallet asked three fundamental questions when evaluating the state to gauge the top locations for job seekers: 1. Is the county growing? 2. Can you afford to live in the county comfortably?…

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The quality of Clemson water

December 12, 2013
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Dissatisfied by the taste of Clemson water? You may be interested in a report to be made Monday night to the Clemson City Council. Scott Willett, executive director and general manager of the Anderson Joint Water System, reports regarding the enhancements to the water treatment process to improve the water quality.

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Charges announced in burglary case

December 12, 2013
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The Sheriff’s Office is announcing arrests and charges today in a burglary case two days ago in the Oakway-Earles Grove area of Oconee County. The crimes occurred on Cottontail Drive. Money, guns, jewelry and tools were stolen.  

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Sandifer defense vote on H.3290

December 12, 2013
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An Oconee state lawmaker defends his vote on a solid waste bill—a piece of legislation he co-sponsored. H. 3290, also called “Business Freedom to Choose Act,” passed the House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate. The legislation place State Rep. Bill Sandifer of Seneca at loggerheads with the group Voice of Southern Oconee,…

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Seneca on the cusp of a first

December 12, 2013
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Seneca is just days away from setting in motion the first fleet of electric-powered buses to serve a municipal transit authority. And this week Mayor Dan Alexander gave credit to a number of individuals who proved to be the impetus for considering any kind of bus passenger service at all. At this week’s council meeting,…

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Need a job?

December 12, 2013
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Need a job? You might try a hiring event tomorrow near Easley. South Carolina Works Worklink holds its monthly employer hiring event from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley campus (1774 Powdersville Road.) Employers will be there to screen applications and resumes, as well as interview job seekers for open positions. Confirmed…

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No room at the Inn?

December 12, 2013
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This morning’s prisoner count at the Oconee Detention Center stood at 174 inmates. Recent drug sweeps carried out by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca police have ballooned the jail population in facility rated for a capacity of 122 prisoners. Some relief to the over-crowding is expected next week when Oconee General Sessions Court…

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Backpack to benefit from $1 thousand grant

December 12, 2013
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A one thousand dollar grant to the Education Foundation of Oconee County is being earmarked to support the Backpack Program. The money was granted by the Sodexo Foundation. Sodexo is the company that supplies the Oconee School District’s food program. The Education Foundation is earmarking the $1 thousand grant for Backpack—a program started three years…

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VOSO speaks out about solid waste bill

December 11, 2013
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An organization that looks out for the interests of southern Oconee County is asking its members to contact State Senator Thomas Alexander about a controversial solid waste bill that’s moving from one legislative chamber to the other in Columbia. According to the Voice of Southern Oconee, it’s clear that many South Carolinians don’t want the…

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