Jobless percentage up, but so is employment

July 21, 2015

The latest unemployment rate for OconeeCounty comes in at 6.4%, slightly below the statewide figure of 6.6%.  June figures were released today by the state Department of Employment and Workforce.  Oconee’s rate for May was 6.3%.  The June percentages translated to these numbers:  2,310 Oconeeans on unemployment and 33,575 on the job.  

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No trash pickups today in West Union

July 21, 2015

West Union’s trash truck is leaking hydraulic fluid, and there is no sanitation pickup today in the small Oconee town.  Mayor Linda Oliver says the repairman isn’t quite sure when the truck will be ready, but an announcement will be made.  

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Christian school attains accreditation!

July 21, 2015

Two accrediting commissions have given the OconeeChristianAcademy on South Carolina 188 full accreditation for the next five years.  Awarding the accreditation were the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvanceED.  The review conducted focused on direction and purpose, capacity of leadership, impact of teaching and learning, use of resources, and student assessment.  There were 26…

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Streetscape “traffic drection” today

July 21, 2015

Look for traffic to be directed today during Streetscape work, as crews cross Main Street to install the water line on the other side of block.  They will also do valve work for the fire hydrant that will set in the center of the future Main Street island.  On the block from Tugaloo to College,…

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UPDATE: Seneca’s “Argo” has been found

July 21, 2015

The drug dog assigned to the Seneca Police Department went missing during the night, having run  from its handler behind the Blue RidgeElementary School.  Just before the noon hour Tuesday, we learned “Argo” has been found. The dog is said to be OK and is heading to the VET for an exam. “Argo” was found,…

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Students honored for their academics and work

July 21, 2015

In four high school students, the OconeeSchool District and the community in general hold hope for a new program that should bode well for transition to the work world.  At last night’s board of trustees meeting, congratulations were extended to Calvin Roach, Cole Lowery, William Lee, and Justin Turner as the first four student apprentices. …

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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