Economic development projects in the pipeline

The executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell, spoke today with an air of confidence that the county will soon be able to help fill up one of its industrial parks with two manufacturing outfits.  One of them is described as a BMW-related automotive supplier, and is ready for first reading of a fee-in-place-of tax agreement.  On the […]

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Seneca business burglary

The police are at the scene of an overnight burglary on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass.  Major Jeremy Rothell says the crime occurred at Always Money, near the Mountain View/Seneca Drive traffic lights.  No immediate word on what was taken.  A caller to 101.7/WGOG reported police tape around the crime scene, and Rothell says police are there gathering evidence. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Leaders eye loan to build new spec building

  Leadership for Oconee economic development has endorsed the idea of applying for a loan through state government to build the county’s next spec building.  And the idea is to place that spec building inside the Information and Technology Park where, according to reports given today, available property is at a premium.  Park property, at n. highway 11 near Critter […]

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Customers without internet

The area has been hit today by the cut to a fiber line and that has cut out access to the internet from at least Clemson through parts of Oconee County.  Business and some government services are among those affected.  According to the city of Clemson, AT&T provided an estimate around 10 this morning that fiber repair technicians and excavation […]

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An Oktoberfest wish from the Streetscae contractor

At an early hour this morning, the contractor for Walhalla Streetscape resumed cleaning the downtown streets in an attempt to make the best possible for that part of the city during the three-day Oktoberfest.  Contractor Hutch ‘N Son’s plan is watch today’s traffic—cars and pedestrians—to determine if any adjustments are needed.  Its wish is for the fun event in honor […]

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How Halloween applies to the Sex Offender Registry

In the days leading to the annual celebration of Halloween, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been getting questions—such as whether those on Sex Offender Registry may participate.  Sgt. Kelly Winchester, the sex offender registrar for the Sheriff’s Office, says there are no restrictions on those who are part of the registry—except those on probation.  “Probation requires them to stay at […]

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Walhalla FFA hosts TV show

FFA Officer and Host (2)

The Walhalla High FFA Chapter hosted “Fishing University” this month.  The TV program airs on the Outdoor Life channel and is considered the country’s original “How To” fish program.  The program also lets high schoolers know about carreers available in the oudoors.  The program, featuring Walhalla High, is set to air this winter on the Outdoor Life Network. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Grand opening of Clemson’s Freeman Hall

Grand opening took place yesterday for the $10 million addition to Clemson University’s Freeman Hall.  According to the university, the end of this construction project for the industrial engineering department signals the birth of a new era toward pre-eminence.  The three-story addition on Fernow Street is among the first projects to be completed since the building boom began on and […]

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Robert White

Homer Robert White, 67, of 12231 N. Hwy. 11, Westminster died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Jane McCall White.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Assistance dog to comfort and support crime victims

Across 28 states there are 87 specially trained dogs that help comfort and support crime victims and their families during the investigation and prosecution of crimes.  A courthouse facility dog will soon join the office of the Oconee-Anderson Solicitor and become the first dog of its type in South Carolina.  Courthouse facility dogs are trained to be confident, affectionate, and […]

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