No change in the jobless rate

September 20, 2013

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

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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Opposition dwindles and permit approved

September 20, 2013

A new Sheriff, a new location, and a mix of new zoning officials translated last night to the approval Oconee County needs to build its replacement jail on the cemetery side of the county Law Enforcement Center. Unlike two years ago, no one from the public spoke in opposition and the vote granting a special…

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Special exception OK’d

September 19, 2013

Oconee tonight is on the way to getting a new jail. The Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals voted to grant the county a special exception that’ll allow the new jail to be built on the cemetery side of the current penal facility. The vote was 5-1-1. And afterward Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he’s confident that…

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TV pilot to film at the Lighthouse

September 19, 2013

A Lake Keowee restaurant developer says a film company will use parts of his restaurant for an episode of a pilot TV program. Dick Cottingham of the Lighthouse Restaurant says Orion Star Productions of Burbank, California hopes to use the Lighthouse bar in making the series called “Morningside.” From what Cottingham understands Morningside will attempt…

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Saluting Seneca’s teachers of the year!

September 19, 2013

Teachers of the Year from Seneca’s five public schools were treated to lunch and given plaques by the Rotary Club. Rotarian Wayne Gallimore said he’s impressed that the choices made as to who deserves teacher of the year are selections made by the teacher’s peers. This year’s honor goes to Tara Bowen of Seneca High…

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