Remembering Marge Putnam

Clemson University employees are planning a series of events to honor a fellow employee who was the victim of what authorities determined was a case of murder-suicide this summer in Oconee County. The murder victim was Marjorie Putnam. The Pennell Center for Real Estate Development is planning an October 4 reception to celebrate Putnam’s life. Along with the Women’s Studies […]

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Getting it off his chest

Once the town hall questions finished, each member of the panel was invited to make closing comments. And Reg Dexter, the District Five county councilman, announced that he and others had received a Freedom of Information request, which he takes issue with. At the close of last night’s meeting, Dexter announced his response to the FOIA request from The Journal, […]

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To get jobs “product” a must

Oconee County councilmen are stressing the importance for the county to have product ready if it ever is going to make strides in the job gain. As Councilman Paul Corbeil put it last night, it’s one thing to have the real estate available for an interested industry, but the key is to “have the pad ready.” One of the early […]

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Regretting the job losses

The impending loss of about 600 jobs with the closing of the Seneca plant of Covidien was a prime topic during at least two meetings yesterday involving county and state officials. As one participant put it last night, it probably gets down to a corporate decision on which government has no influence to change, though one county councilman remains hopeful […]

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Bobby Hitt the day after

The executive director of the S-C Department of Commerce in Oconee County today said he knew unofficially that there was a likelihood that the Covidien plant near Seneca would be closing, but found out for sure only yesterday—the day that the Massachusetts-based company confirmed the rumors. Bobby Hitt told a luncheon meeting of the Oconee Alliance that his department had […]

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BREAKING Seneca police news

The police in Seneca have announced the arrest of a former restaurant employee. Law enforcement records show Matthew Aaron Fuller, 23-year old West Union resident, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent at the Huddle House on 123 By-Pass. The police say the arrest results from an investigation into the failure of Fuller to make deposits for Huddle […]

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Bells to ring Monday

An important date in U-S history will be commemorated Monday in Oconee County, and everyone is invited. The annual “Ringing of the Bells” will take place in the chapel on the campus of the Tamassee DAR School. Nan Jones of the DAR chapter says the bells are to be rung for the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U-S […]

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Town Hall meetings tonight

The public is invited tonight between 6:30 and 8 o’clock for an Oconee County town hall meeting involving the county administrator and the county council. The meeting, sponsored by the chambers of commerce, takes place in the Harry Hamilton Auditorium at Seneca High School. It’s the fifth in a series of such meetings countywide. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson […]

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