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Anderson plant expands

January 17, 2014

A maker of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries is expanding its operations in Anderson County. The $10 million investment by CHOMARAT North America means 20 new jobs, along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space. The company seeks to diversify its business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, and aerospace.  

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“Raising the roof” about Benghazi

January 17, 2014

CNN quotes Senator Lindsey Graham as saying Hillary Clinton “has to clear the air on Benghazi” if she wants to be President. And, on the Senate floor yesterday, South Carolina and Oconee Republican Graham demanded answers and accountability from the White House regarding the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Senate…

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Twelve, 1-cent tax requests make the deadline

January 17, 2014

A dozen applications made this week’s deadline to be considered for proceeds from a potential one-cent local sales tax in Oconee County. It’ll be left to the voters in November to decide whether the tax is worth the projects proposed. And it’ll be the duty of the Oconee Capital Sales Tax Commission to recommend which…

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Machinist wins City Hall appeal

January 17, 2014

Walhalla will permit a machine shop to open inside a commercial building in a general residential district. Barry David Brown won his appeal last night at City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3 to 1 to make the exception. Elizabeth Hoadley cast the lone dissenting vote. Two neighbors expressed concern for the potential…

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Duncan worried over the $ effect on 3rd District

January 16, 2014

It’s one thing for lawmakers in Washington to agree on a budget to avert another shutdown of the government but, according to South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan, it’s another when the agreement impinges on some badly-needed money by local governments in the Third Congressional District. Duncan told reporters today that rural counties in his district, such…

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On the deadline eve, two Seneca filers

January 16, 2014

Two men have signed up as candidates for the Seneca City Council election—with less than a day of qualifying still open. The candidacies today by Stuart Pohl and Robert Holbrooks make it a six-candidate field, so far, for four seats. All four incumbents—Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, Joel Ward and Andrea Alewine—are running again.  

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Senate changes in guns-in-bars and restaurants

January 16, 2014

The South Carolina Senate today approved House changes in the bill that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to take firearms into bars and restaurants. And, on the question, Senator Thomas Alexander voted with the majority. Details on the bill and Alexander’s position can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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Bus prediction: “Relatively soon”

January 16, 2014

A meeting today produced the expectation that the eventual start of electric bus passenger service for the Seneca area will arrive “relatively soon”—in the words of the city’s Ed Halbig. “Buses and chargers seem to be all operating in good order. The recommendation at this point is to continue another week of ‘shadowing’ service,” the…

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A 5th candidate emerges

January 16, 2014

Word from Oconee Voter Registration and Elections is that a fifth candidate emerged this morning to run for a seat March 11 on Seneca City Council. He’s Stuart Pohl, Shorecrest Drive resident and Ramcat Alley bar and restaurant operator.

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Could there be a return of passenger rail?

January 16, 2014

It may be little more than a pipe dream, but West Union leaders would like their town to be counted in when it comes to the idea of bringing back passenger rail service. In days of old, you could hop a train in Walhalla and ride it all the way to Anderson…and back. There’s an…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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