Year of Development in Seneca

This has been a year of development for the City of Seneca.  Three major projects were announced in 2012 by the city.  The largest being the announcement that Seneca would become the first all-electric fare free public transit system in the country.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details. “With the CAT bus to be able to make that happen was […]

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SC to lead National Fraud Prevention

South Carolina has been chosen as one of five states to help lead the nation in preventing unemployment fraud. The state Department of Employment and Workforce was selected for the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Task Force, Integrity Center of Excellence.  The Palmetto State will work with Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington to see how states can share information and best […]

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Spike in SC Highway Deaths

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is cautioning motorists about the escalating number of highway fatalities in the fourth of 2012.  Numbers had been down from last year until the holiday season, when travel increases.  Since November, 40 people have been killed on state roads and highways causing the yearly figures to even out with last year.  So far, […]

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Tips on keeping Computers Safe

In the digital age, protecting your computer means protecting your identity.  Hackers prey on unsuspecting individuals through discrete deceptions, says Garreth Jones, owner of Corner Technologies in Seneca. “Thank about what information you are giving to other people online.  The big thing is if you are on Facebook or other social media sites, be careful about the clues you give […]

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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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