Greenville attorney indicted

The South Carolina Grand Jury has returned new indictments against a Greenville attorney. Alan Wilson, Attorney General, today said Frederick Scott Pfeiffer has been charged by the grand jury with conspiracy and securities fraud. A separate indictment alleges forgery, Wilson said. Pfeiffer was previously charged in indictments alleging conspiracy and securities fraud involving the operations of Capital Investment Funding LLC. […]

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Long Creek LATEST

Body still in the river, says the public affairs officer for U-S Forest Service. Even though an underwater camera located the body of Thomas Patrick Hill, the search goes on at the Chattooga River, according to Michelle Burnett of the USFS.

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Chief of Staff Sandra McGee!

Sandra Mcgee’s retirement as Director of Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County was short-lived. McGee has re-surfaced in another capacity at Tri-County Technical College. Tech’s John Lummis announced in Walhalla today that McGee has been selected to work as Chief of Staff for Tech’s President Dr. Ronnie Booth.

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Accelerated timetable for GCCP sewer

Word is out of an accelerated timetable for laying sewer pipe to Golden Corner Commerce Park and having the empty Oconee industrial park ready for service. And Reg Dexter couldn’t be happier. Dexter is the county councilman in whose district GCCP is located and is one of the park’s strongest advocates. Dexter announced today the county has been told by […]

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Jobs being created within OC’s industrial sector

It’s one thing to scour the landscape for outside employers to bring new jobs to Oconee County. It’s another to help strengthen the existing Oconee industrial community so it can continue to provide a means of living for county residents. And that’s what Richard Blackwell says the Oconee Economic Development Office is stressing. Blackwell told the E-D commissioners today that […]

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Unemployment rate jumps, despite job promise

The latest Oconee County jobless rate is escalating—yet there’s a promise today that jobs are on the way. The state Department of Employment and Workforce today released an 8.3% Oconee County unemployment rate for May. That’s nine-tenths of one percentage point higher than April’s figure and its three-tenths of a percentage point above the state’s 8% unemployment. Yet Oconee economic […]

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Museum opening

The grand opening of Phase 1 Exhibits of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina near Pendleton begins at 4:45 this afternoon. And Vicki Fletcher says activities have been planned for kids of all ages. In 1979, Fletcher’s predecessor as executive director of the Pendleton District Commission, Hurley Badders, worked with State Senator T-Ed Garrison to secure funds for […]

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Arrest in copper wire theft

Georgia investigators have one man under arrest in the theft of at least 22 thousand pounds of copper wire at the Lake Hartwell Dam. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio, quotes Hart County investigator Eric Cutshallsaying the copper was taken over a period of time by outside contractors hired by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is said to have a street […]

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Recovery efforts resume

Recovery efforts for the body of Florida resident Thomas Patrick Hill resume at 7 o’clock this morning on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Scott Loftis, incident commander for the recovery, said, “Our hearts go out to Mr. Hill’s family….We know this is a very difficult time for them.” The efforts resume at 7 for up to 12 hours and […]

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Victim Identified; Recovery Effort To Resume Friday

The effort to locate and recover the body of a man who fell off a raft on the Chattooga River on Wednesday will resume Friday, according to officials at the Long Creek Fire Station command post. Incident Commander Scott Loftis identifies the man as Thomas Patrick Hill, a resident of Florida. Loftis says recovery efforts will continue at 7:00 AM […]

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