No mid-June letting for Pioneer Water

  A timeline provided the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water projects the long-awaited date for  contractor’s bids to build the treatment plant to be late next month or July.  In that scenario, it’s likely no construction would start until the late fall.  Pioneer is looking for a go ahead from the Rural Development division of the U-S-D-A—the federal […]

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Charles Watson Williams

Westminster, SC— Charles Watson Williams, 70, husband of Evelyn Annette Neal Williams for 52 years, of 470 Rich Mountain Road, Westminster, SC, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family is at the home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral […]

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Eleanor Louise Willimon

Spring Hill, TN— Eleanor Louise Williamon, 75, wife of the late Reverend James “Jimmy” Williamon, of 3025 Auld Tatty Drive, Spring Hill, TN, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Duke makes Walhalla an offer

  Duke Energy Foundation has offered to help Walhalla beautify its Streetscape grounds.  Coming out of a Partners for Progress meeting last night, the Duke offer is a financial contribution, along with the labor, to play shrubs and other greenery.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, says the intent is to come up with a plan so that the […]

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Economic development project for Pickens County

Zero Connect, an assembler and distributor of fiber optic and copper cables, is establishing operations in Pickens County. An announcement today by the Governor’s Office states the new development will create 72 new jobs and lead to an investment of more than $1.3 million. Zero Connect is a custom cable assembly manufacturer and supplier of off-the-shelf fiber and copper products for […]

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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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