SC Employment Levels reach New Highs

The number of individuals working across the state reached a new high in June, increasing by 648 people to an estimated level of 2,226,062, reports the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. Unemployment decreased significantly for the third consecutive month by nearly 5,425 people to 87,080. While the state’s labor force declined by 4,777 to 2,313,142 people, seasonally adjusted […]

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Value and Affordability of TCTC Education

You can get a great education for half the price of what you might pay at a four-year university, says Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) Orientation Coordinator Katie Beeson. “Value and affordability is extremely important. We offer different seamless transfer programs for students interested in transferring to another institution. We also have a career training base, so if you are interested […]

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Incentive Programs to benefit Seneca Businesses

The City of Seneca is hoping two new incentive programs will give businesses a boost. Seneca Mayor Pro Tem Ronnie O’Kelley shares his thoughts on the recently passed Business Development Incentive Program and the Commercial Building Improvement Program. “Well, it is something that we’ve been talking about quit a while. It’s like everything, you’ve got to be able to fund […]

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Submit your photos to Celebrate Oconee!

Help capture what makes Oconee County special by participating in the Oconee Heritage Center’s (OHC) Celebrate Oconee Photo Contest. It is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, tells OHC Assistant Curator and Education Specialist Jennifer Moss. “We are looking for striking photographs of life in Oconee County to celebrate Oconee County’s Sesquicentennial. Photographs must exhibit 1 of […]

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Career Center’s Name to be decided in August

The Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County is still undecided on what to name the center planned for the new Oconee County Career and Technology Park. Oconee County Schools Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey says that regardless the name of esteemed educator Fred Hamilton will remain on a school building within the district. “Well, at […]

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Changes made to OC Administrator Job Opening

Oconee County is looking for a new administrator after Scott Moulder resigned in the spring to take the city administrator job in Seneca. Tuesday night, the Oconee County Council approved two changes to the job opening. “Alter the county administrator resume review process to enable county council to review all resumes received confidentially and to extend the resume receipt date […]

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Hartman named Interim Executive Director of OEA

A day after it was announced that Richard Blackwell was resigning from the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA), the Board of Directors has named Destination Oconee Manager Janet Hartman as the new interim executive director. “Obviously, we’re sad to lose Richard, he’s been a great asset to Oconee County and has done wonderful things for economic development in our area, not […]

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Tourism is a Key to OC’s Economic Success

Blessed with the beauty of nature, Oconee County is a popular tourist destination in South Carolina and throughout the South. With its strategic location near Charlotte, Atlanta, Greenville and Columbia, Oconee County draws visitors on a daily basis. Tourism is key to Oconee County’s economic success, says Destination Oconee Manager Janet Hartman. “With the blessings that we have with all […]

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