Dave Eldridge joins board of directors

Oconee County resident Dave Eldridge has joined the board of directors of the regional organization Ten at The Top.  Eldridge, representing the Tri-County Business Development Corporation, now serves on the board of public, private and civic leaders from across the 10-county Upstate region. Board members are charged with representing the region and their community in fostering trust and collaboration across […]

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Walhalla Rotary helps Haiti

A member of Rotary Club of Walhalla returned from a visit to her native country of Haiti and wanted to help make life better in a country knownn for its poverty.  That led to fellow members of her club making monthly donations for Hope for Haiti.  It’s a project to provide food and medicine. Now the Walhalla Rotary Club wants […]

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Pay-as-you-throw an option for Oconee

Oconee planning commissioners have ideas on how to increase the county’s trash re-cycling, and one of them is pay-as-you-throw at the convenience centers.  The planning commissioners are suggesting that County Council consider five ways: Besides pay-as-you-throw, they are increasing recycling education efforts in county schools, increasing recycling at the county administrative complex, working with the cities to encourage recycling and […]

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Drug charges made on the Clemson campus

Clemson campus police arrested a 23-year-old Anderson man yesterday on felony drug charges.  Justin Christopher Battaglia, who is not a Clemson student or employee, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school, both felonies. According to a university announcement, he also was charged with driving under […]

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House fire on the Fish Hatchery Road

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Fire late last night displaced a family from their home in a remote part of Oconee County.  But no one was hurt.  The residents, returning home, saw smoke coming from the roof.  194 Fish Hatchery Road off highway 107 is 12 miles from the nearest fire station, but county fire chief Charlie King says Mountain Rest fire fighters arrived quickly […]

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Settlement removes case from trial docket

Court officers say an agreement allows for an out of court settlement in a new trial alleging defects in a Lake Keowee home development.  That agreement was reported by attorneys this morning in the Commons Pleas Court at Walhalla.  We’re told that once a formal order is approved, the second phase of a trial involving the Stoneledge townhome development will […]

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Jeff Chee is Oconee’s ambassador for economic development

A ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion Complex honored this year’s Ambassadors for Economic Development.  There’s one for every county, and Oconee’s is Jeff Chee of Greenfield Industries.  “In South Carolina, growing our state’s economy and creating jobs truly is a team effort, and the individuals recognized as ambassadors at last week’s ceremony are proof of that. These local business leaders […]

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Shoplifting arrests made by Oconee County

A man from Greenville County and a woman from Anderson County are among the arrests made during the weekend in Oconee County.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the man and the woman stand accused of shoplifting at two local stores on two occasions.  Kevin Christopher Hoffman was booked into the Oconee Detention Center Friday afternoon after being picked up […]

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