40-unit apartment complex proposed

April 19, 2013

Alabama concerns are pursuing a 40-unit apartment complex at the edge of Seneca city limits and are requesting the city to annex the 19.45 acres involved. A city planning commission hearing May 20 will take up the annexation and the designation of a zoning classification to cover the property at 336 Maple Grove Road, near…

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OC’s jobless rate falls to 7.9%

April 19, 2013

Oconee County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in March, from the February rate of 9%. The number of employed Oconeeans was 29,037 and the unemployed totaled 2,482. The Department of Employment and Workforce reported the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.4% in March from February’s 8.6%. Across the state unemployment numbers are at the…

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Local docs join Playsafe board

April 19, 2013

Two long-time physicians in the Seneca-Clemson area have joined the board of directors of Playsafe. The non-profit organization provides certified athletic trainers to secondary schools and community athletic events in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. Among Playsafe’s newest board members are Dr. John McRoberts, Clemson dentist since 2000, and Dr. Larry Bowman, team physician for…

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Lake Hartwell services reduced

April 19, 2013

Significant cuts in federal spending are leading the Savannah District, U-S Army Corps of Engineers to close one primitive campground and partially close six day use areas for the 2013 season. Service reductions affecting the Oconee-Pickens area include partial closing of the Friendship Day Use Areas. Mullins Ford and Lawrence Bridge Recreation Areas will be…

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Sandifer embraces school choice

April 19, 2013

An Oconee state lawmaker has been recognized in Columbia for his support of public school choice. At an event at the steps of the Statehouse, Representative Bill Sandifer received a golden apple award from the South Carolina Chapter of Public School Options. The organization quoted the Seneca Republican as saying, “One of the best pieces…

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Duncan-Napolitano on person of interest

April 18, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan and the Department of Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, engaged in a contentious question-answer session about a person of interest in the Boston terrorism attack. That person of interest was eventually cleared of any involvement, according to Duncan, the Third District representative from South Carolina. But Duncan questioned Napolitano about an apparent…

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  • 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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