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Economic Alliance expands membership

February 21, 2014

At an inaugural meeting today, the board that governs the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that more is better. Its chairman, Glenn Buddin, says the board decided to expand membership from 19 to 27. The additional members will include ex-officio seats for community representative and paying private sector representatives. Having a board so large creates the…

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New economy forces developers to be patient

February 21, 2014

An ambitious project envisioned for Oconee’s southern tip remains in the waiting stage for the necessary investment money. One of the developers said today said the reality of today’s economy forces them to stay patient. But El Henry told a large gathering at Seneca there have been some recent promising development. Expressions of interest, as…

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Why Spartanburg and not Oconee?

February 21, 2014

A representative of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, speaking in Oconee County, would not directly answer a question today as to whether a Japanese company had ever considered Oconee as a location for its next global manufacturing plant. Nor would Allison Skipper say if Oconee County had even been under consideration. However, Richard Blackwell…

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Oconee Christian Academy baseball clinic

February 21, 2014

The sound of a bat hitting a baseball will soon be a common sound all over the country, and tomorrow the Oconee Christian Academy gets ready for the new season. A Triple Crown clinic takes place 9 a-m to 1 p-m on campus. Training sessions will include bunting, hitting, fielding, throwing, base running and sliding.  

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OCC 3: a two-way race

February 21, 2014

Qualifying ended at Walhalla today for the next contest aimed at filling the vacant Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. And it ended with no changes—meaning that Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet will head into a Republican special primary April 1. The nominee will head into a special May election without any other ballot opposition.…

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College Goal SC tomorrow

February 21, 2014

Help is available on the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College tomorrow for students and their families to fill out a free application for federal student aid. College Goal SC is set for 10 a-m to 1 p-m tomorrow in Pickens Hall, Room 140. You can get information on the first step to get federal…

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Students say stay safe, get screened early!

February 21, 2014

Two high school students in Oconee County are spreading awareness about the need for a simple test that can check for colo-rectal cancer. Morgan Fisher and Andrea White are Seneca High School students who take a Bio-Med class at the Hamilton Career Center. Their class has adopted the need for screening as a class project.…

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Political deadline expires at noon

February 21, 2014

For those Seneca residents wanting a role in setting the policies of Oconee County government, a deadline expires at noon today. That’s when the Oconee Elections Office will close the book on sign-ups to run in a special April 1st primary election for Seat Three, County Council. By yesterday afternoon, two men remained the only…

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Overnight!

February 21, 2014

A chase by the highway patrol late last night near Seneca led to a suspect’s car winding up in Lake Hartwell. No major injuries are believed to have resulted. The car went into the water at Carradine Road in the vicinity of the Shiloh Road. At 4:45 this morning, fire fighters responded to a smell…

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Beach weekend for trustees

February 21, 2014

Members of the Oconee School Board of Trustees take part in Myrtle Beach this weekend in the annual convention of the South Carolina School Boards Association. The training given there contributes to trustees efficiency and helps keep them aware of laws and regulations of the state pertaining to public education.

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Calendar

  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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