Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

April 19, 2014

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County…

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Seneca Woman Faces Fraud Charges

April 18, 2014

A Seneca woman faces charges of Food Stamp Fraud. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 44 year old Carol I. Rogers of Pressley Place, Seneca, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with four counts of food stamp fraud.  Watt says the sheriff’s department received a call from a complainant who alleged that while she was…

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Unemployment Down in South Carolina-Unchanged in Oconee

April 18, 2014

Unemployment in South Carolina is at its lowest in six years. The South Carolina Department of Employment and workforce says the March unemployment rate in South Carolina was 5.5 percent, down from February’s rate of 5.7 percent. This is the lowest since March 2008. According to the department, the estimated number of employed persons in…

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Predicted Rain Prompts Changes

April 18, 2014

This is Easter weekend, but tomorrow’s expected rain has put a damper on a couple of events. Walhalla’s Citywide Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Pastor Mark Bagwell says due to the expected rain, the event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow’s rain has also prompted…

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Pet Adoption at TCTC

April 18, 2014

Tri-County Tech’s Veterinary Technology Department has scheduled a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 23 from 2 until 6 PM at Halbert Hall on the college campus. The dogs are trained with basic commands and are socialized with people and other dogs. Cats are socialized with other cats and people as well. All animals have been…

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

April 17, 2014

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around…

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  • July 25, 2014One Night with the "King" Prophetic Women's Conference
  • July 25, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
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