Youth Unemployment at 15.9% in October

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for October 2013. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: The effective (U6) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by including those who have given up looking for work, is 15.9%. The declining labor force participation rate has […]

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TCTC Criminal Justice Program named for Henry Harrison

The Criminal Justice program at Tri-County Technical College is being named in honor of Henry C. Harrison, a former S.C. Highway Patrolman and Greenville businessman. Over the past two years, $100,000 in pledges has been raised to name the Henry C. Harrison Criminal Justice program at Tri-County Technical College.  Harrison served 20-years as a patrolman.  He currently serves as the […]

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OC Board allocates Emergency Funds

The Oconee County Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has reviewed agencies that applied for the $29,264 funds issued to the county from Federal Emergency Management Assistance.  The agencies chosen to receive allotments of that money are the Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund to help with utility assistance, S.H.A.R.E. to help with rent assistance, Family Friends to assist with […]

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OC Students attending Career Fair today

Students in the School District of Oconee County are learning about jobs in the community today as part of a Career Fair at Code Academy, explains Seneca High School Guidance Director Karen Trammell.  “This is sort of all of our main plan where we are working with the EED Act with our kids in career planning.  Our sophomores actually will […]

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SC releases 2013 Report Card Ratings and Stats

The SC Department of Education and the SC Education Oversight Committee, as part of the requirements of the Education Accountability Act of 1998, released report card ratings for schools and districts in South Carolina.  This release marks the second “report card” for South Carolina’s public schools.  The two report cards use varied methodology.  The ESEA report card, using methodology in […]

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Borg Warner expanding in OC

South Carolina’s automotive industry continues to grow, with a more than $24.6 million investment announced by a manufacturer of powertrain components and transfer cases. Borg Warner Inc., a global leader in powertrain technology, plans to invest $24.6 million to expand its existing manufacturing capabilities in Seneca. The expansion is expected to create approximately 105 new jobs in Oconee County. Based […]

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L&W Complex Project Opposition Grows

Over 100 people filled Trinity Baptist Church last night as Adams subdivision residents got the chance to question two Seneca leaders. According to sister station WGOG, the audience was resilient in protest of the city’s plans to build a utilities complex on the property of the former JN Kellett School. Near the start, Seneca Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley told the […]

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Seneca forming Strickland Museum Committee

A committee is being established by the City of Seneca to develop plans for the future Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander. “Behind the Lunney House there is some property there that we bought that we want to form this new committee for The Bertha Lee Strickland Museum, which will showcase the black community here in […]

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Graham introduces Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the United States Senate.  The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors. Graham was joined at the Capitol Hill introduction by U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and leaders of the pro-life community. “At twenty weeks, mothers are encouraged to speak and sing as the baby can […]

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