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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President Obama’s next four years

Now that the 2012 General Election is official and President Barack Obama is back in the White House, expect to see him be more aggressive with his platform. Clemson University Political Science Professor Dr.Joseph Stewart says Obamacare is behind him and now states will be implementing that legislation, so the President can focus on other matters.  “State are now starting to […]

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Tips for Helping with School Work at Home

This is a wonderful time of year, kids are dreaming of Christmas and adults are enjoying fellowship with neighbors and friends.  The holidays are a magical time of year but they can be difficult for kids in school.   Some students will struggle to concentrate and perform well on exams before the holiday break.  Dianne England, assistant superintendent of instruction in […]

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More Time to complete Sheep Farm Road

An extension has been approved by the state of South Carolina to allow the general contractor another month to complete Sheep Farm Road, which is Oconee County’s major highway project in 2012. The original agreement called for all work to be completed by December 15, but the new date is January 20.  According DOT resident construction engineer Ryan Miller, the […]

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Rising Cost of Twelve Days of Christmas

A pear tree, three French hens, five golden rings; the prices of items in the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” will cost shoppers a little more this year, according to PNC Wealth Management Managing Executive of Investments Jim Dunigan. “They were up 4.8%.  We exceeded this year for the first time $25,000, so the total cost of Christmas […]

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