“2015 is going to look good”

September 19, 2014

For a couple of months, there has been ebb and flow in the Oconee County jobless rate—-6.7% in July to 7.3% in August, the last month for which the state reports figures. But Richard Blackwell predicts the local job picture will get better by year’s end and during 2015. Economic development recruiter Blackwell indicated to…

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Listen to Professor Percy’s Pigskin Picks for 9/20/14

September 19, 2014

Clemson enters the Tallahassee tepee, hoping to best No. 1 Florida State. Also in Week 4, Alabama hosts Florida, Oklahoma heads to West Virginia, resurgent South Carolina visits Vanderbilt, and Miami has an 1980s-type reminiscent rematch at Nebraska. Find out who’s gonna win those games and more with Professor Percy.

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Seneca crimes and mishaps early today

September 19, 2014

The police in Seneca are looking for a robber this morning. The holdup took place around 3:30 at the Plez-U convenience store on S. Oak Street. No one hurt. Capt. Robert Tribble says a nearby incident of malicious damage is being evaluated to determine if it has a connection with the robbery. The police also…

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Judge to rule on bond request

September 19, 2014

The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s office and other parties in the case are awaiting a judge’s ruling on a renewed bond request for an Oconee County murder defendant. Judge Mark Hayes took under advisement yesterday’s request to set bond for Joshua Randall Ferguson, charged with murder in 2013 of Charles Benson Cantrell. The body was found…

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Flags half-staff today

September 19, 2014

At the request of Governor Haley, flags are to be flown half-staff today to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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Chase ends at suspect’s home

September 18, 2014

Near Tamassee early today, a fast acceleration from a stopped position on Little River Road and an eventual quick turn onto Whitmire Church Road raised the suspicions of an Oconee County sheriff’s deputy. The chase that ensued wound up near highway 11 and the arrest of a driver. Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt says the following…

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  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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