Westminster chief leader in state organization

June 19, 2015

Westminster Fire Chief Chris Smith is excited for a great opportunity for himself and his city. Smith has been elected to the executive committee of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs as 3rd vice president. The statewide organization assists in providing leadership to career and volunteer fire service leaders and managers of emergency…

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Co-defendant excused from lawsuit

June 19, 2015

A judge’s order this week removes one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed as the result of an Oconee County student who was sexually abused. The order, by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh, dismissed the South Carolina Department of Education as a co-defendant in a case in which the pseudonym “John Doe” is used…

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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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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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