Be Truthful on Job Applications

A survey from CareerBuilder.com finds that there are often significant problems with the references given by job applicants, not the least of which is the fact that the references may not actually exist. CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz says that you cannot fake references and you had better check with your references in advance. “What the study really speaks to is the […]

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FBI warns of Real Estate Scam in SC

The FBI is warning homeowners and prospective renters in South Carolina of a new scam.  The press release reports that potential victims are contacted by an individual in a foreign country by either email or phone then asked to wire money to a third person in an overseas location.  Perpetrators are searching for homes listed for sale on public search […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office issues CrimeStoppers Alert

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has issued a CrimeStoppers Alert regarding a woman found laying in the sand on the shore of Hartwell Lake in Fairplay.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 27 at approximately 10am when a passerby discovered the woman. Deputies identified the woman as Diane Johnson from Westminster. She appeared to have been severely beaten, and was […]

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Seneca nearing Sunday Alcohol Sales

On November 6 residents in the City of Seneca voted 60% to 40% in favor on Sunday Alcohol Sales inside the city limits.  That measure has now passed second reading by the Seneca City Council.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives the background on Sunday Alcohol Sales in the city. “Several restaurants in the Seneca area had asked about the possibility […]

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Weinackers Restaurant consumed in Fire

Shortly after midnight, Oconee County firefighters were dispatched to Weinackers Restaurant on Coneross Creek Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found the building well involved in fire. Approximately 60 firefighters from Oconee and Anderson counties were able to bring the fire under control within 90 minutes from arrival.  Units responding to the scene were Crossroads, Oakway, Friendship, Fairplay, and South Union stations […]

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Federal Unemployment Benefits ending

Some 29,000 South Carolina residents will be impacted when federal unemployment benefits end next month.  Individuals nationwide are to be affected when the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program expires.  The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce estimates this change will remove an estimated $6.2 million from the state’s economy each week.  Regardless of where an individual falls on the four-tier […]

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More Youth testing Positive for AIDS

The CDC is out with new numbers on AIDS and Youth. The CDC’s Dr. Thomas Frieden says many young people don’t get tested and don’t know they’re infected. “Too few young people are getting tested for HIV, in fact, well over half of the youth living with HIV today, don’t know they’re infected.” The new numbers show the spread of […]

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Blue Ridge Electric Coop honored by TCTC

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative was named the 2012 recipient of the Tri-County Technical College Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year award.  This is the Foundation’s highest and most prestigious honor reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations, or other entities that have made a significant financial contribution, either cash or non-cash, to the Foundation to support the work of the College. […]

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OC Council to hold Public Hearing on Budget

The Oconee County Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance to amend the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget appropriations ordinance for the county in certain limited regards and particulars, only on December 18 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers on South Pine Street in Walhalla. Citizens wishing to speak regarding this ordinance may do so by signing up at the meeting.  Written […]

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