Job Forecast for 2013

The job forecast for 2013 is positive.  CareerBuilder.com reports that hiring managers plan to add employees in the New Year; however, a few also said they would be downsizing.  CareerBuilder’s Jennifer Grasz explains. “If you look at the number of employers that are hiring, that’s increased three percentage points to 26%, if you look at the number downsizing that has […]

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Clemson ranked among Best College Values

Kiplinger magazine has rated Clemson University among the best values in public higher education in its ranking of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”. Clemson ranked 34th for in-state students and 39th for out-of-state students.  The ranking was based on a variety of factors that matched quality of education with cost. The university also was ranked 34th for in-state students in […]

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Walhalla Traffic Death

An 82-year-old Mountain Rest man died Wednesday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center approximately 45 minutes after a single vehicle collision in Walhalla.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the man as Will Kelley and he was pronounced dead at 4:13pm.  Kelley also had an Easley address where he owned a car lot.   The 911 system […]

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SROs making a difference in Local Schools

The horrific school shooting in Connecticut earlier this month has sparked national conversation about placing police officers in every school.  Currently in Oconee County, School Resource Officers work in each middle and high school.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander would like to see School Resource Officers placed in elementary schools too. “I know there has been lots of discussion about police […]

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Practice Water Conservation even with Recent Rains

Despite recent rains, Oconee County and the rest of Upstate South Carolina remain in drought.  Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District manager Eddie Martin encourages residents to conserve this valuable resource whenever possible.  “Water is a tremendous issue as everyone can witness as they drive by the main reservoirs.  We need to step up and do more to conserve water […]

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SC extends ID Protection Deadline

More time has been granted to South Carolina taxpayers affected by the information security data breach to protect themselves.  The new deadline to sign up for protection is March 31, 2013 for the millions of residents who lost their information when the South Carolina Department of Revenue database was breached.  Experian is providing a year of free credit monitoring and […]

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CU Students help with Sassafras Mtn Overlook

A team of Clemson University graduate students has improved the state’s highest peak by building an overlook.  Students collaborated with the state Department of Natural Resources to install the overlook near a parking lot not far from the 3,353-foot peak of Sassafras Mountain.  The wooden overlook includes rails and extends beyond the rock outcropping. The South Carolina Department of Natural […]

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Hartwell Lake recycling Christmas Trees

Tis the season for Christmas tree recycling at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake. Through February 15, the Corps will collect used, natural Christmas trees that will be used as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. The trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in various locations marked with fish attractor buoys.  All ornaments and tinsel […]

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Fourth Shooting Suspect Arrested

The fourth suspect wanted in connection to a December 8 shooting which killed a Clemson University student is behind bars.  On Friday, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office to advise them that 18-year-old Lester Mosley, Jr. of Central might be hiding out there.  Mosley is charged in the death of 23-year-old Steven Grich, who was […]

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