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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.

Security problems and banking woes
March 24, 2017 – 10:21 pm | No Comment
Security problems and banking woes | Test

What’s going on with the Secret Service? Are they understaffed, incompetent, lacking equipment, underfunded or just lazy?

Health care reform flaws
March 24, 2017 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
Health care reform flaws | Test

Editor: As Washington bureaucrats struggle with the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, they are overlooking three fundamental flaws.

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.

Ripple of One model: Mentorship + accountability + incentives = Success
March 24, 2017 – 10:14 pm | No Comment
Ripple of One model: Mentorship + accountability + incentives = Success | Test

We are all excited about what’s happening here at Ripple of One.

God bless us and help us help our fellow man
March 24, 2017 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
God bless us and help us help our fellow man | Test

Willie, I am very frustrated. I attend adult education in Oconee County trying to get my GED.