What goes into an important government job

March 20, 2014
What goes into an important government job

 Operating and maintaining a dam requires technical aptitude, skills, teamwork—and lots of training. The Army Corps of Engineers provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work high-demand jobs at hydroelectric plants in the region. The Corps employs mechanics, electricians, operators and other technical experts at three dams on the Savannah River:…

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Two appeals to be heard at City Hall

March 20, 2014

Two appeals are to be heard tonight at Seneca City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals will convene two hearings beginning at 6 o’clock. The board is set to hear variance requests from Marshall and Phyllis Buchanan at 710 S. Walnut Street and from Patrick and Pamela Mize at 847 Perkins Creek Road.

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Oconee Citizens Police Academy

March 20, 2014

In every day life, you see a police officer. And many of us have wondered what it would be like to be one. Oconee Sheriff’s Office will give members of the public a chance to experience a day in an officer’s life through a program called “Citizens Police Academy.” Oconeeans may sign up for classes…

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Four in line for CU’s highest alumni award

March 20, 2014

State Senator Thomas Alexander and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative’s Charles Dalton are among four recipients of the Distinguished Service Award at Clemson University. The Clemson Alumni Association will bestow the honor April 4. Alexander is a member of the Clemson class of 1978 and is being recognized as a long-time public servant who has advocated…

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Fire destroys home near Salem

March 20, 2014

Fire destroyed a home late yesterday afternoon near Salem. Grahl Haney, deputy fire chief for Oconee County, said the fire on Ploma Drive near the Burnt Tanyard Road is under investigation as to its cause and origin. At the time, no one was home.

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Len Talley renominated!

March 19, 2014

Salem resident Len Talley was nominated for a new, three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. The nomination came at a meeting at Blue Ridge’s Oconee headquarters—-a meeting attended by about 80 Oconee Blue Ridge customers. Unopposed, Talley will stand for re-election during the cooperative’s annual…

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Calendar

  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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