Haley calls it a significant drop

November 22, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley calls the statewide un-employment decrease significant—a drop from 7.9% in September to 7.5% in October. State officials say this is the lowest rate in South Carolina since 2008 and the closest to the national since 2002. Oconee County’s jobless rolls also show a corresponding decrease. Oconee’s 7.5% matches the state for October.…

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Weigh station re-opens on I-85

November 22, 2013

A South Carolina transport police weigh station re-opens today at Townville, at the nine-mile marker on Interstate 85. And, with improved technology to detect safety violations on commercial trucks, the state is confident that its officers will be able to better regulate truck traffic passing through the area. Trucks will be weighed and their credentials…

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Hotel gets variance from zoning law

November 22, 2013

The members of a Seneca appeals board were in a forgiving mood last night when it came to a mistake of a few feet in the calculations for a sign to advertise the city’s new Hampton Inn and Suites. At question was a small free-standing sign along E.N. 1st Street. Hampton Inn and Suites requested…

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Faires: “We’re going to think of something else”

November 22, 2013

A committee of Seneca officials and Adams subdivision residents had trouble last night deciding a name for their group, but they had no trouble coming up with ideas for an alternate use of the property for which the city has contracted to build a utilities complex. At the start last night, utilities superintendent Bob Faires…

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New names indicator of worsening problem?

November 21, 2013

Some of the names on the roll of those being arrested in Seneca’s current drug roundup are new to the police. So, is that a sign pointing to worsening drug problem in the area. Not necessarily, in the opinion of Chief John Covington. “I cannot attribute this ‘in whole’ to a worsening drug problem; however,…

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Oconee couple married on that grey weekend 50 years ago

November 21, 2013

An Oconee couple celebrates 50 years of marriage this weekend. Their wedding took place on the day of the murder of President Kennedy’s alleged assassin. And Lois and Lou Hansen were at work at their jobs in Washington two days earlier when word from Dallas came of the Kennedy assassination. Horrifying as the events were,…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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