Congressional Report details NLRB Abuse

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today praised a report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which detailed abuses by the National Labor Relations Board.  Many of the abuses contained in the report are directly related to the NLRB complaint against Boeing’s decision to locate a production facility in South Carolina. Graham said, “Under the Obama Administration, the […]

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Day Use Passes for Corps Lakes available

The New 2013 annual passes for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the J. Strom Thurmond, Hartwell and Richard B. Russell visitor centers. The annual pass costs $30 and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Passes can be purchased at the following locations:  J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor […]

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Gov Haley picks Tim Scott to be US Senator

Charleston-based Congressman Tim Scott was selected by Governor Nikki Haley on Monday to replace Senator Jim DeMint for the next two years. DeMint plans to resign from the Senate in January and instead become president of the Heritage Foundation. The appointment makes Scott the first African-American senator from South Carolina for either party and the only black U.S. Senator serving in […]

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Duke Energy names new World of Energy Director

With the start of the New Year comes change in leadership at Duke Energy’s World of Energy, which is located next to the Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca. The electric utility announces the appointment of Barbara Gratten of Nashville, Tennessee to succeed the retiring Sandra Magee. Gratten, who comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority, will report for work on January […]

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Easley Student arrested for having Gun at School

An Easley High School student was arrested Monday morning after a tip led authorities to a car on campus filled with weapons and ammunition.  Easley Police report that 17-year old Hunter Ray Green was detained after a concerned student told faculty members that he had weapons inside a vehicle. Faculty members searched Green’s car and found numerous weapons, including a […]

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Tips on discussing School Tragedy with Kids

Help is available to parents in need of guidance on how to discuss the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which a gunman targeted innocent children, explains Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas.  “The National Association of School Psychologists has a wonderful tool for parents and teachers on helping kids understand and make sense of some of these […]

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Tickets on sale for Charlie Daniels Band Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the Charlie Daniels Band concert at Seneca’s Gignilliat Field on May 25.  Seneca Recreation Director Rick Lacey gives details.  “The tickets did come in this weekend and they are on sale at Seneca City Hall.  The number up there is (864) 885-2700.  We are also selling tickets at the Shaver Recreation Complex and the […]

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OC Superintendent shares thoughts on CT School Tragedy

As the nation mourns Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, communities struggle to return to their normal routines.  Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas offered these thoughts on the tragic school shooting.  “My heart and prayer go out to that community because I just can’t imagine what people are feeling in that community.  I do want to reassure our […]

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Agencies helping Connecticut Shooting Victims

It will be weeks before authorities can piece together a complete picture of Friday’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, in which 20 children and 6 adults were murdered.  A constant stream of people continues to come and go from the makeshift memorial at the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The traumatized children and staff will […]

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CU Prof named Fellow of International Science Group

Clemson University professor Ken Marcus has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As an analytical chemistry professor at Clemson University, Marcus develops instrumentation for the determination of components in various materials. He is an expert in the use of microplasma sources in atomic spectroscopy. The technique allows scientists to analyze a diverse array of […]

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