Charges announced in burglary case

December 12, 2013

The Sheriff’s Office is announcing arrests and charges today in a burglary case two days ago in the Oakway-Earles Grove area of Oconee County. The crimes occurred on Cottontail Drive. Money, guns, jewelry and tools were stolen.  

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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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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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