20-year old man ID’d as wanted suspect

June 20, 2014
20-year old man ID’d as wanted suspect

 A 20-year old man near Seneca was identified today by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as a suspect wanted in a series of crimes on Doyle Drive near the Hopewell Baptist Church. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Andrew Poole Jr. of Owens Road is wanted by deputies regarding three incidents—burglary, vehicle break-in, and possession of…

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State’s jobless rate steady, Oconee’s inched higher

June 20, 2014

South Carolina unemployment in May remained unchanged from April. The percentage of South Carolinians out of work last month but actively looking for employment remained 5.3%. Oconee’s jobless rate jumped one-half of a percentage point, from 5.1% to 5.6%.

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Thirft: I-85 corridor “very appealing”

June 20, 2014

At times, relations among Oconee’s policymakers and the authority that provides sewer have been frayed. But all was good today, as partnership was demonstrated as the Joint Regional Sewer Authority turned over a check worth $960 thousand to the Oconee County Council. The funds are to help pay the bills for the first part of…

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Duncan and 83 other Congressional members

June 20, 2014

According to the office of Congressman Jeff Duncan, 84 members of Congress signed onto a letter drafted by the South Carolina Third District Congressman asking the EPA to rescind newly-proposed carbon regulations. Duncan and the others say those regulations will mean high costs to American families and damaging economic impacts. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, a…

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Final hospital vote June 25

June 20, 2014

The board of directors at Oconee Medical Center will gather for a noon hour meeting next week, and it’s anticipated that that is where and when the board will cast a final vote to join the Greenville Health System. Hunter Kome, chief operating officer for OMC, says the Wednesday, June 25 meeting will come two…

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Check to be presented for I-85 sewer

June 20, 2014

At a ceremony this morning, OconeeCounty receives a large check to be applied to a project to bring sewer service to the county’s I-85 corridor.  At 10 this morning in council chambers, a check for more than $950 thousand dollars will be presented by Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to Joel Thrift…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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