Gregory Grant

Seneca – Gregory Scott Grant, 53, of 283 Friendship Valley Road, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence.  A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park.  Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY  

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Blackwell: “We are not eliminated” (Michelin)

Richard Blackwell does not completely rule out the chance that Michelin might, in fact, commit to an Oconee County investment.  When the decision was made last month that there would not be a second extension of Michelin’s option to buy Golden Corner Commerce Park property, the prospects for a large distribution center in the Fair Play area seemed dead.  But […]

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West Union appoints new police chief

West Union Town Council has selected a Westminster policeman as the town’s new chief of police.  The new chief is Charles Sanders, a Westminster policeman since 2009.  Mayor Linda Oliver said Sanders will take the oath office at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, March 22 at Town Hall.  Oliver invites the public to attend and take advantage of a chance to […]

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Bethel Baptist victim of thievery

The rural Bethel Baptist Church at Oakway has lost a white, single-axle trailer.  Deputy Sheriffs say thieves are responsible.  The Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public for help and the potential of a Crime Stoppers’ cash award for information that breaks the case.  The trailer is a 2013 Covered Wagon that bears the logo of Bethel Baptist Church.  Nearby […]

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Two manufacturers considered promising for Oconee

Two prospects for a developing commerce park on Oconee’s n. highway 11 are on a “hot” status list disclosed today by the county’s Economic Alliance.  Those prospects remain code-named, but Richard Blackwell says you can look for the start of construction on one of them soon.  Blackwell this morning referred to “Project Mackinaw” for whom a large concrete pad area […]

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Oconee Democrats active next two Saturdays

Oconeeans whose political party persuasion is Democrat are asked to take time the next two Saturdays to participate in your party’s processes.  Precinct re-organization takes place 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center.  This is especially important, according to Paulette Keffas-Chassin, because the precinct meetings determine the delegates to the 2016 county convention a week later.  Keffas-Chassin […]

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Mayor awaits meeting with cleanup contractor

The Westminster mayor indicates that the cleanup undertaken last summer of the former Beacon textile property has not satisfied city government.  And Brian Ramey says there is to be a meeting of the contractor with the city administrator and the county building inspector.  Speaking to the Rotary Club, Ramey said his city is anxious for the old textile plant property […]

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Word this morning on “Project Mackinaw”

Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter says he is going to give a report this morning on the latest on the prospects for the county to land “Project Mackinaw.”  Richard Blackwell will speak at a meeting of the board of the Oconee Economic Alliance.  Carrying the code name of a Michigan city at the top of the state’s lower peninsula, Mackinaw […]

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Raising awareness about bullying

Most people realize the practice of bullying is wrong, but how many realize there are psychological effects left behind to the victims?  Morghen Davis is aware of this.  She is part of a group that is raising community awareness.  Morghen is a senior at West-Oak High and enrolled in a medical class at the Hamilton Career Center.  She and three […]

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Blue Ridge’s after school program

A grant-funded after school program at a Seneca elementary school provides children academic enrichment and organized recreation activities.  And Ryan Schwartz says the program typically sends children home from the Blue Ridge Elementary School after they’ve had a nutritious, hot meal.  A Maryland native, Schwartz is credited with securing a grant that will allow the program to continue through 2019.  […]

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