Duncan votes to cut food stamps

September 20, 2013
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Congressman Jeff Duncan voted with the majority to cut $4 billion from food stamps. The bill that will have state enact new work requirements for many recipients passed by seven votes. It’s considered a victory for conservatives, such as South Carolina’s Third District Republican Congressman, but a defeat for Democrats who united in opposing the…

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United Way campaign kicks off

September 20, 2013
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Westminster’s W-P Anderson Park will be the setting tomorrow for the kickoff to the 2013 Oconee United Way Campaign. The United Way’s LaShauna Harrison says the event will also dedicate Oconee County’s first Born Learning Trail. The events begin at 10 in the morning at the park on W. North Avenue—next to the Westminster Library.

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Meth bust the result of Seneca traffic stop

September 20, 2013
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A late night traffic stop Wednesday in Seneca led the police to confiscate crystal methamphetamine, cash, and other items. The police say the driver, Larry Neil Gibson, Jr., 47, of Cottontail Drive, Westminster, was charged with meth trafficking. A policeman said erratic maneuvers on By-Pass 123 in the vicinity of the overhead bridge prompted him…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Clemson goes to 3-0; HS Football Friday; Chiefs defeat Eagles

September 20, 2013
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*It wasn’t always pretty, but the third ranked Clemson Tigers went on the road and opened ACC play with a hard fought 26-14 win over NC State. The high powered Clemson offense came out of the gate slow and didn’t score its first touchdown until the final 3:00 minutes of the first half. It was…

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No change in the jobless rate

September 20, 2013
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The Oconee County jobless rate in August remained unchanged at 8.8%. So did the state’s percentage of 8.1% which held for both July and August. According to the Department of Employment and Workforce, unemployment has shown little movement since April. In August, the number of Oconeeans employed was pegged at 28, 926, while 28-hundred were…

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Citizens group declares victory

September 20, 2013
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A citizens group that fought to stop Pioneer Rural Water from building a treatment plant inside a Lake Hartwell residential area has proclaimed victory after mobilizing about two and a half years ago. The coalition Stop Pioneer Now has declared its work complete, after being assured by state authorities that a final, revised permit requires…

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