More people at work, but more jobless claims filed

June 19, 2015

The number of South Carolinians on the job set a record in May. And the Department of Employment and Workforce reports since May 2014, 65 thousand people have found work. The state’s overall jobless rate was 6.8%. The May 2015 report shows Oconee and Pickens counties tied with a jobless rate of 6.3%. For Oconee,…

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Without air conditioning, Courthouse resorts to fans

June 19, 2015

Last night’s storm took down trees and branches. It also apparently did a number on the air-conditioning at the Oconee County Courthouse. The courthouse is doing business, but having to employ fans to try to stay comfortable.

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Senecan offered job on the spot!

June 19, 2015
Senecan offered job on the spot!

Seneca resident Ryan Timmer was offered full-time employment on the spot when he graduated last week as a BMW scholar. Timmer was among the graduates in a ceremony June 11 at the car-maker’s plant in Greer. He’s a 2015 graduate of Tri-County Technical College Mechatronics. The BMW Scholars Program offers the workplace benefits of a…

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Continued patience urged

June 19, 2015

Michelin’s option on property at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park runs through the rest of the year. There is still no word on whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center there. But yesterday the county’s chief recruiter of economic development urged continued patience. Appearing before a county committee, Richard Blackwell said, “Good things come…

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Last day to file an application

June 19, 2015

Today is the last day to make application to become Walhalla’s next director public works. James Moore, after 25 years with the city, retires June 30. By yesterday morning, City Administrator Nancy Goehle said four applicants had filed. Those applications are to be referred to a city council committee for review.

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Clemson utility line work next week

June 19, 2015

Clemson will undertake upgrades to drinking water and sanitary sewer utilities next week in the city’s historic Calhoun District. The work begins Tuesday and will take until the end of next month. If possible, drivers are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes. Affected streets are Calhoun Street, from Pickens Street to Boggs…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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