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Seneca mayor’s brother recovering after near-fatal accident
March 25, 2017 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Seneca mayor’s brother recovering after near-fatal accident | Test

By Stephanie Jadrnicek
The Journal
SENECA — The morning of June 20, 2014, began like any other Friday for Gary Alexander.
That afternoon, his life changed forever.

Alexander, the brother of Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander, was driving back from …

Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant
March 25, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant | Test

By Justin Lee Campbell
The Journal
SENECA — An oversight body charged with monitoring Pioneer Rural Water District’s spending on capital projects recommended it consider downsizing a proposed $19 million water treatment plant after assessing a state-mandated …

Oconee, Pickens unemployment drops
March 24, 2017 – 10:55 pm | No Comment

The unemployment rate fell in both Oconee and Pickens counties in the month of February, while South Carolina on the whole experienced the largest one-month increase in the number of people working in its history.

Seneca, Oconee officials plan downtown meet-and-greet
March 24, 2017 – 10:52 pm | No Comment
Seneca, Oconee officials plan downtown meet-and-greet | Test

Elected officials in the city of Seneca and Oconee County are teaming up to give residents a chance to share their thoughts in a more informal setting than a council meeting.

Measure ‘not setting stage’ for bonding out jail, Wilson says
March 24, 2017 – 10:51 pm | No Comment
Measure ‘not setting stage’ for bonding out jail, Wilson says | Test

Pickens County administrator Gerald Wilson has doubled down on the county’s claim that a new resolution is “not setting the stage” for bonding out the entire cost of its new $25 million jail.

Study: Deficient roads cost SC more than $5.4B per year
March 24, 2017 – 10:50 pm | No Comment

According to research from TRIP, a national transportation research group, driving on deficient roads costs South Carolinians a total of $5.4 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

Central judge seeks safety improvements
March 24, 2017 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

Central municipal judge Tina Galbreath recognizes that law enforcement officers face more danger today than ever before.

Local school districts responding to teacher shortage
March 24, 2017 – 10:18 pm | No Comment
Local school districts responding to teacher shortage | Test

School district officials from Oconee and Pickens counties are responding to a recent study by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement that teacher education programs in the state are graduating fewer students every year, while vacancies at public schools are increasing.

Gateway signs more than halfway done
March 24, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Gateway signs more than halfway done | Test

Destination Oconee strategy manager Janet Hartman expects two Oconee County gateway signs to be completed “by the end of next week.”

Man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges
March 24, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges | Test

A Westminster man pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court Wednesday.