Moulder defends job-creation progress

December 19, 2013

The Oconee County administrator said this week the county takes no back seat to neighboring Pickens County when it comes to strides made to create and attract new jobs. Scott Moulder, the Oconee administrator, gave the County Council an earful of job gains recorded by both counties. He said they show Oconee’s efforts, led by…

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Greenville manufacturer expands operations

December 19, 2013

A Greenville maker of silicon carbide products and related composites will expand operations. Advanced Composite Materials today announced a $3 million investment and the creation of six to ten jobs at its location in Greer on the South Buncombe Road. Hiring information will be available in 2014 once capital equipment is installed.

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Camping fees rising

December 19, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers announces camping fee changes at campgrounds at both lakes Hartwell and J-Strom Thurmond. All camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased two dollars a night. All other campsite fees remain the same. At Lake Hartwell, fees to single sites with electricity and water hookups cost $24-$26 a night;…

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Graduation day at Clemson University

December 19, 2013

It’s graduation day at Clemson University. More than 1,100 students are to receive diplomas in ceremonies at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Yesterday James Barker, the retiring Clemson president, thanked the faculty and staff during what was his last general faculty meeting. About 100 people attended the meeting held at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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Graham nixes budget deal

December 19, 2013

President Obama is expected to sign a budget deal, but it’s a deal that South Carolina’s senior U-S senator opposes. Senator Lindsey Graham announced he voted in the minority, as the budget deal passed the Senate 64-36. Graham’s reason? The deal cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. He calls unacceptable asking those…

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Suspicious vehicle sighting leads to arrest

December 19, 2013

An Oconee sheriff’s deputy spotted a suspicious car on the premises of a business closed for the night. That sighting two weeks ago led to the arrest this week of a 32-year old Seneca man, charged with possessing tools capable of being used in a crime. The deputy found a dark-colored Honda backed in close…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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