OC Chamber launches search for New Director

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce has launched a search for a new director following the resignation of Sandra Jones, who has served as director for the past two years. Julian Davis, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors gives details. “Sandra has done a tremendous job, in partnership with the Board of Directors, in taking the Oconee County Chamber […]

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CU receives $1M Gift for Communications School

Clemson University has received a $1 million gift from the founders of an advertising agency. Clemson is getting the donation from the founders of the marketing and advertising firm Erwin Penland to establish a center for communication studies. Clemson President James Barker says the gift from Joe and Gretchen Erwin will set up the Erwin Center for the Study of […]

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Chattooga Hiker rescued

Four Oconee County emergency workers rescued a hiker in the Ellicott Rock wilderness area yesterday. Oconee County Emergency Services director Scott Krein said the woman suffered a broken ankle. She and her daughter were spending the day on the trail when she fell. The daughter signaled another hiker for help. That hiker, after walking three to four miles, was able […]

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Pickens County Sheriff conducts Drug Sweep

Deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department conducted a drug sweep through the county this week.  Officers arrested 19 people on various drug related charges including the sale of marijuana, sale of controlled substances and sale of illegal drugs within proximity of a school or daycare. According to an announcement by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, 11 of the 19 […]

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Former Seneca Lion President honored

The Upstate District of the International Lions Club recently recognized a member of the local Seneca Club for his service and outstanding leadership.  Seneca Lion Kathy Carrol gives details. “The past District Governor Jim Starnes and the present District Governor Joe Dill presented an award to last year’s President Dean Garland.  It is called a 100% medal because everything that […]

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SHS Teacher selected to New Science Teacher Academy

A Seneca High Schoolteacher will participate in a prestigious science teacher academy.  Stephen Hudson was chosen from hundreds of applications nationwide to participate as a fellow in the 2012 New Science Teacher Academy.  The largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, the National Science Teachers Association hosts 244 science teachers […]

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Survey released on Bad Hires

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 69% of employers reported that their companies have been adversely affected by a bad hire this year, with 41% of those businesses estimating the cost to be over $25,000. The survey also revealed that 24% of employers said a bad hire cost them more than $50,000. CareerBuilder senior career advisor Michael Erwin discusses the effects […]

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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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