Seneca spotlighting Businesses in the City

Beginning next week with the start of July, the City of Seneca will be spotlighting a business inside the city limits.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander says this is a new way for the City to say thank you for doing business here but also to let the community know more about them.  “We are always trying to figure out ways […]

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Job Applicants leave Social Media at the door

When applying for a job, it may be best to leave your social media interactions at the door. A survey by the job-hunting site CareerBuilder.com finds more hiring managers are using social media to research candidates, explains CareerBuilder.com’s Michael Erwin.  “39% of human resources professionals now say that they are using social networking sites to research candidates and that is […]

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The Unsolved Case of Stacey Brooke Holsonback

The unsolved case of Stacey Brook Holsonback is the latest cold case to be spotlighted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. In the winter of 1997, 19-year-old Stacey Brooke Holsonback was a student at Clemson University.  On February 20th, 1997, her body was found in Lake Hartwell just off Highway 93 near Seneca.  According to investigators, her body was found […]

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Recovery Team remains Hopeful on Chattooga River

As fatigue and disappointment start to set in, responders remain resolute in their efforts to return Thomas Hill home to his wife and children.  “Some people have been supporting this effort for more than a week, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day, so of course they’re tired,” said Incident Commander Scott Loftis. “But that doesn’t lessen our determination […]

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Graham opposes Obama Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. “Mr. President, what are you thinking? Even if we don’t build Keystone XL the Canadians have made it clear they will sell oil from the oil sands.  Some of the highest greenhouse gas emitting countries in the world, like China, are already lining […]

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OMC names New Foundation Executive Director

The Oconee Medical Center has named a new executive director of the Oconee Medical Center Foundation, Cortni Nations, who will assume her duties in September, replacing Debbie DuBose.  Nations is currently the executive director of Mountain Lakes Access Health, a position she assumed in October 2011.  Since that time, she has led the development, staffing, and evaluation of the first-ever case management model program in our […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office warns of Possible Scams

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens to be aware of a couple of possible scams that have already targeted one individual in the county. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “A resident of Westminster received a phone call just before 4pm on June 13th from someone claiming to be an individual named Don […]

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NC Resident leaves $1.2M to CU

Clemson University has received a bequest of more than $1.2 million from the estate of the late Caroline Barton Caughman, formerly of Pinehurst, N.C. The gift will be used to establish a university scholarship endowment and to benefit the library. Most of the gift, $1,155,000, establishes the Kenneth and Caroline Caughman Memorial Endowment Fund, which will be used for undergraduate […]

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Workforce Development Center funds STEM Programs

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development has awarded 36 school districts or institutions and 9 technical colleges a total of $450,000 for workforce development initiatives. The school districts will share $175,000 and the technical colleges $275,000 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. In March, the Workforce Development Center held a series of workshops where educators with a focus […]

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