Sandifer defense vote on H.3290

December 12, 2013

An Oconee state lawmaker defends his vote on a solid waste bill—a piece of legislation he co-sponsored. H. 3290, also called “Business Freedom to Choose Act,” passed the House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate. The legislation place State Rep. Bill Sandifer of Seneca at loggerheads with the group Voice of Southern Oconee,…

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Seneca on the cusp of a first

December 12, 2013

Seneca is just days away from setting in motion the first fleet of electric-powered buses to serve a municipal transit authority. And this week Mayor Dan Alexander gave credit to a number of individuals who proved to be the impetus for considering any kind of bus passenger service at all. At this week’s council meeting,…

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Need a job?

December 12, 2013

Need a job? You might try a hiring event tomorrow near Easley. South Carolina Works Worklink holds its monthly employer hiring event from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley campus (1774 Powdersville Road.) Employers will be there to screen applications and resumes, as well as interview job seekers for open positions. Confirmed…

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No room at the Inn?

December 12, 2013

This morning’s prisoner count at the Oconee Detention Center stood at 174 inmates. Recent drug sweeps carried out by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca police have ballooned the jail population in facility rated for a capacity of 122 prisoners. Some relief to the over-crowding is expected next week when Oconee General Sessions Court…

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Backpack to benefit from $1 thousand grant

December 12, 2013

A one thousand dollar grant to the Education Foundation of Oconee County is being earmarked to support the Backpack Program. The money was granted by the Sodexo Foundation. Sodexo is the company that supplies the Oconee School District’s food program. The Education Foundation is earmarking the $1 thousand grant for Backpack—a program started three years…

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VOSO speaks out about solid waste bill

December 11, 2013

An organization that looks out for the interests of southern Oconee County is asking its members to contact State Senator Thomas Alexander about a controversial solid waste bill that’s moving from one legislative chamber to the other in Columbia. According to the Voice of Southern Oconee, it’s clear that many South Carolinians don’t want the…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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