Immigration reform bill should now pass House, says SC’s Graham

Business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a temporary worker program, a final major sticking point in negotiations over a draft comprehensive immigration reform bill. The AFL-CIO and the US Chamber of Commerce had been tussling over wages for temporary workers authorized to work in the United States in industries such as construction and hospitality. According to the AFL-CIO, […]

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Holiday Fatalities

Every holiday weekend sees a number of traffic fatalities and the Easter Holiday is no exception.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports 5 people died on South Carolina roadways between Friday and Sunday night.  Abbeville County was the sight of 2 of the weekend fatalities. A 17 year old Donald’s teen died in a early Saturday morning accident about 2 […]

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Oconee Medical Center Info System Upgrade

As the month of April begins,OconeeMedicalCenteris unveiling a new state of the art hospital information system.  The new Paragon system is expected to enhance quality, safety and efficiency through the seamless sharing of information.  The system went live at 7 am this morning.  Jeanne Ward, President and CEO of Oconee Medical center says the new system “is just as important […]

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96.3/WGOG NEWS correction and clarification

96.3/WGOG NEWS earlier story about this week’s court appearance by an Oconee County man charged with felon in possession of a firearm incorrectly stated that defendant Shannon David Powers entered a plea of not guilty during arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Kevin McDonald in Greenville. According to U-S District Court documents, a plea of not guilty was entered by the court. […]

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Autopsy Results Announced

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has announced the results of the autopsy conducted on a man found dead Thursday in the Friendship community of Seneca.  Coroner Addis says the results of the autopsy show 40 year old Douglas Chapman died as a result of hypothermia due to inappropriate dress for the climate. Chapman had no other injuries other than minor […]

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Jobless rate descends in OC and SC

Oconee County’s unemployment rate for February stood at 9%—eight-tenths of a percentage point below January’s rate. And the workforce was stronger across the state, as well. The Department of Employment and Workforce’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in South Carolina decreased to 8.6% in February from January’s rate of 8.7%. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell from 7.9% in January to 7.7% in […]

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Do you want to drive a truck?

A job fair and training expo takes place next month at the Anderson campus of Tri-County Technical College. From 9 a-m to noon Tuesday, April 9 at 511 Michelin Blvd., Anderson participants get to meet and interview with area truck driving employers or find out about options available to start a career in the field. According to Labor Bureau statistics, […]

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Garrison Arena pump the economy

An impact study finds that all of the horse shows, dog shows, and other events at the Garrison Arena near Pendleton pump millions of dollars into the Upstate economy. The facility that offers the largest indoor show ring within 200 miles draws some 100 thousand visitors a year and generates $8.9 million in total economic impact for Anderson, Oconee and […]

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Free credit protection deadline

Sunday is the deadline for South Carolinians to be enrolled in Experian’s ProtectMYID and, according to the state Department of Revenue, help will be provided throughout the weekend for individuals to sign up for the free, one-year credit protection. To enroll, individuals have the option to either go online by visiting protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code SCDOR123, or by calling […]

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