OC Council Swearing In Ceremony

The community is invited to the Oconee County Council Chambers on January 8 for a special ceremony.  The oath of office ceremony is scheduled for 5pm in Walhalla. Three re-elected council members; Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter, will take the oath for their second, 4-year terms. Administering the oath will be Probate Judge Kenny Johns.

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Social Networking Survey

A new survey of social networking in 21 countries makes this key point according to Richard Wike, director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project.  “This survey highlights the fact that social networking really is a global phenomenon.” The United States is second only to Britain in social networking according to Wike.  “In countries like Britain, United States, Spain, and Russia, […]

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Seneca Police arrest Four People in Drug Raid

Pursuant to an undercover illegal drug operation, officers with the Seneca Police Department executed a search warrant shortly after 9pm Tuesday night at a residence on East Main Street.  The resident and three occupants were all arrested as a result of the raid.  Seneca Police report that 39-year old Karen Denise Gibson, the resident of the house, was charged with […]

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Seneca amends Dog License Ordinance

Dogs will no longer be required to have a special tag in the City of Seneca.  At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Seneca City Council amended the dog license ordinance, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “On the dog license ordinance, we actually have these little tags that people are required to put on their dogs.  There is something on […]

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US cutting Dependence on Imported Fuel

The United States is expected to continue cutting its dependence on petroleum and liquid fuels imports over the rest of this decade because of growing domestic crude oil production and more fuel-efficient vehicles on America’s highways.  The new long-term outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows America’s dependence on imported petroleum and liquid fuels will decline from 45% of […]

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CU Police make arrest in connection with Explosions

Clemson University police arrested a student in connection with three dry-ice bombs that exploded Sunday night in Thornhill Village on campus.  University police report 21-year old Kaleb Donald Williams, a junior from Woodruff, was charged with manufacturing and using a destructive device, which is a felony. He was arrested at 10:30pm Sunday and was released Monday on a $2,000 personal […]

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Small-Business Confidence plunges

The small-business community exhibited an overwhelmingly negative response to the presidential election through a dramatic drop in owner confidence, reported by the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index. In one of the lowest readings in survey history, the Index dropped 5.6 points, bottoming out at 87.5.  The two major events in November were the national elections and […]

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Clemson ranks High in Student Internships

Clemson University ranked fourth in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of students who hold internships or co-op positions. The list ranks schools where the majority of students held internships during their undergraduate studies. Based on data from the 2010-2011 academic year, 67% of Clemson’s graduating seniors held […]

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