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Another summer storm!

July 2, 2015

For a second day, Oconee is being pelted by a summer storm.  This one, nearly 24 hours after the first one.

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Bartee seeks parole

July 2, 2015

Inmate James Bartee could gain parole next month—provided the state Probation and Parole Board agrees.  A spokesman today said Bartee, the one-time candidate for Oconee Sheriff, will go before the board of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Wednesday, August 5 in Columbia.  Bartee began serving a five-year term in September 2013, after his conviction in…

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Accident blocks roadway

July 2, 2015

 At this hour, state troopers say an accident in Oconee County has blocked the roadway.  The accident scene is Old Grove Road at SC 24, the West-Oak Highway.

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It may be the cost of living, but people don’t like it

July 2, 2015

Walhalla utility customers are making known their displeasure this week after opening their water bills.  The city, effective yesterday, raised charges for customers inside and outside the city.  Those increased rates apply to the minimum charge as well as how many gallons are consumed each month.  Walhalla is beginning to raise money for a kitty…

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James Moore’s replacement next week

July 2, 2015

At a special meeting next week, Walhalla intends to name a new public works director, to replace James Moore, who retired this week after 25 years.  The city council is planning a special 8:30 Tuesday morning meeting.

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Word on “Project Crystal”

July 2, 2015

Just what chemical company is behind the name “Project Crystal”?  Richard Blackwell believes the answer will come July 21—the next meeting date for the Oconee County Council.  The countyEconomic Development director says it’s going to mean a new employer in OconeeCounty in a new building.  So far, here’s what known about Project Crystal:  “This was…

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“Jeff Chee Way” good way for Oconee

July 2, 2015

A new OconeeCounty road that declares “Jeff Chee Way” means a good way for OconeeCounty.  Richard Blackwell would agree with that.  Jeff Chee Way is the name for the drive into the TDC Greenfield Industries growing complex on 123 between Seneca and Clemson.  Chee owns the company and his decision was likely the one that…

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Another month passes, awaiting Michelin

July 2, 2015

Another month has passed without an announcement on whether Michelin is going to be the game-changer for the GoldenCornerCommercePark and the Fair Play area.  Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says patience is still a good virtue to await whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center.  About the prospects, Blackwell said, there were “three…

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Latest Clemson research on bad sleep habits

July 2, 2015

If you’d rather sleep but can’t, you may take interest in new research at Clemson.  University researchers have found that poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control.  And that presents risks to personal and professional lives.  Sleep-deprived people are at risk to succumb to impulsive desires, in-attentiveness, and questionable decision-making.  Prior research…

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Tri-County’s “Honors Experience”

July 2, 2015

Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege will roll out a new program this fall for high-performing students.  Dr. Kate Williams says, “The Honors Program is for students who want to be active learners, are highly motivated and capable, want to stretch their minds and make the most of their academic experience at Tri-County.”  Williams is one of the team leaders. …

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
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