Jobless rate drops again

November 20, 2012

October’s jobless figures for South Carolina show, once again, the number of individuals unemployed but actively looking for new work has dropped. For Oconee County, it’s the second straight month of lower numbers on the unemployment rolls. October’s rate is 8.4%. September’s was 8.6%. In October one year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 9.5%.…

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Lawmakers face school leaders

November 20, 2012

The diversion of money away from public education and a new method of teacher accountability were the hot-button topics for the annual meeting today of Oconee school leaders and the county’s state legislative delegation. Lawmakers tried to assure the district administrators and three school board members attending the meeting that education remains the state’s top…

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Meet the “New Sheriff in Town”

November 20, 2012

Residents of southern Oconee are invited to mark their calendars for a public event next month with the county’s Sheriff-elect. Mike Crenshaw, who takes office January 1, will be featured at a “meet-and-greet” sponsored by the Voice of Southern Oconee at 7 o’clock Monday night, December 10 at the South Union Baptist Church. According to…

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Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

November 20, 2012
Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

Congressman Jeff Duncan is one of 97 members of Congress who have signed a letter urging President Obama to reject Susan Rice as a nominee for Secretary of State. In a statement, Duncan, the Third District S.C. Republican, alleges Rice, as the U-S Ambassador to Libya, “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in…

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Beckham says MLS Cup to be final game with Galaxy

November 20, 2012

David Beckham announced Monday that next month’s MLS Cup will be his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 37-year-old British soccer superstar isn’t retiring, but didn’t give any indication what his next move will be. However, he did say that owning a Major League Soccer team is likely in his future, stating, “I…

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49ers down Bears 32-7 in ‘Monday Night Football’

November 20, 2012
49ers down Bears 32-7 in ‘Monday Night Football’

The San Francisco 49ers hammered the Chicago Bears 32-7 in Monday Night Football Monday night in San Francisco. With 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sitting out the game with a concussion, backup Colin Kaepernick led the team in his first career start, going 16 of 23 for 243 yards with two touchdowns. The Bears’ regular quarterback,…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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