Jobless claims increase in OC

December 21, 2012
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The unemployment rates across South Carolina and the country dropped during November, but they inched higher in Oconee County. In November, 8.6% of Oconee’s workforce was looking for work, compared to 8.4% a month earlier, according to an announcement by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. For the fourth straight month, S.C.’s seasonally…

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Drug Control Bureau beefed up

December 21, 2012
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Two new officers will soon help crack down on the illegal use of legal drugs in South Carolina. DHEC has announced that officers Judith Pierce and Eddie Black graduate today from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and become drug control inspectors for its Bureau of Drug Control. Both graduates are South Carolina registered pharmacists and…

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Guilty plea entered in federal court

December 21, 2012
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The government has announced a 27-year old Easley woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and faces the possibility of 20 years in prison or a $250 thousand fine, or both.  U-S Attorney Bill Nettles said Shelley Nicole Dillard entered a plea of guilt before Judge G-Ross Anderson Jr.  Sentencing will follow a review…

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Dexter: lake levels are “relative”

December 21, 2012
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No matter where you might live, across the Savannah River basin, the level of the water that passes by on its way from the mountains to the sea is relative, according to an Oconee County councilman. Reg Dexter lives on Lake Hartwell. And he said last night that he and others who live on Hartwell…

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Oconee blowing in the wind

December 21, 2012
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A windy night followed a day of rain, and that wind has created some problems across Oconee County. County Dispatch in Walhalla received 10 calls about fallen trees, a couple of those trees caught electric power lines. Duke Energy reported a temporary outage for homeowners in the vicinity of the Keowee Sail Club on S.C.…

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“Speaking clearly about 790 ft”

December 21, 2012
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If Duke Energy’s Jeffrey Lineberger wanted to accomplish nothing than other to clearly speak about a 790-foot water level in Lake Keowee, he may have accomplished that goal in front of the Oconee County Council. While the county’s leaders sat in front several concerned lakefront property owners satbehind the Duke director of hydro strategy and…

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  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 amClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 19, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
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