Large drops in jobless rates

March 28, 2014

The Oconee and South Carolina jobless rates are dropping. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in February—from the January estimate of 6.4%. That decrease is termed significant for it’s the largest recorded one-month drop since 1976. The Oconee County decrease was even greater. In January, Oconee’s rate had rose to 7.2%. February saw…

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Attempted murder case

March 27, 2014

The charge of attempted murder has arisen from an incident in a remote part of Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the charge of attempted murder and one other charge against a 29-year old Mountain Rest man. After questioning, Matthew Thomas Moore of Little Road was jailed in the investigation of an incident…

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Who’ll pay for the copper?

March 27, 2014

“We have insurance. It would be covered by that.” That’s the answer given by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for Oconee public schools, to the question of who will pay for the loss of some $50 thousand dollars worth of copper stolen last week from the Walhalla High construction site. The theft remains an open…

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A “once-a-year” event tonight!

March 27, 2014

Months of planning come together tonight as the chambers of commerce from two counties come together for an after-hours event at Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County. The once-a-year event, arranged by the Oconee-Pickens Chamber of Commerce Coalition, is a valuable exercise, in the opinion of Jillian Lusk. The Oconee chamber of commerce director…

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Something to be decided

March 27, 2014

Admittance fees to use the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool this summer have yet to be decided, according to Daryl Broome, executive director of the Oconee YMCA. The ‘Y’ is expected to take over the operation of the refurbished swimming pool, once a contract approved by city council is reviewed by the city attorney. And when…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Agency rules Northwestern players can unionize

March 27, 2014

*A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board issued a stunning ruling Wednesday that could completely change big-money college sports, finding that Northwestern University’s football players have the right to unionize. The main question before the regional director, Peter Sung Ohr, was whether football players on full scholarships are considered employees under federal law, and he…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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