I-85 property pricey, suggests project manager

  Oconee County can enjoy greater prosperity if land deals can be made between private property owners and those wishing to develop.  But a county official suggests property along Oconee’s stretch of I-85 may be priced too high.  Russell Johnson, project manager for the Oconee Economic Alliance, told a board if directors meeting that the issue is still no sewer […]

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Covidien to cease operations in October

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  A long time Oconee County location where health sector products have been made 50 years or longer will soon be put on the market.  Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, announced today that Covidien will officially end operations on highway 28 near Seneca in late October and move the business to Costa Rica.  Covidien’s plans have been known […]

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Reasons for the Michelin waiting game

It’s a question frequently asked.  Will Michelin, in the end, decide to build a major distribution center in Fair Play, inside Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.  There are many considerations entering into when and whether Michelin will pull the trigger to make a home in Oconee, as explained today by Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance.  Blackwell addressed […]

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Three-member panel to disberse Oconee’s $4.8 million

Sam Dickson, Tally Grant, and Richard Cottingham make up Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee and, in that capacity, those three men are getting the authority to disburse the county’s state share of money for secondary road improvements.  Dickson, who serves, as chairman, said this morning it’ll amount to $4.8 million.  Which he says sounds like a lot of money but […]

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“The Donald” coming to Seneca?

Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Dr. Ben Carson and, possibly, Carli Fiorina, all have spoken or will speak in Seneca, in individual forums arranged by the Oconee Republican Party.  But what about the man who, the polls say, is the Republican to beat, about a year away from the party’s convention?  Will Donald Trump make a Seneca appearance.  Asked this morning […]

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Seneca releases statement on Hammond case

Thru its new public relations firm, Seneca has a new way of dealing with media inquiries about the July 26 shooting death of Zachary Hammond.  City Administrator Greg Dietterick said it’s about getting accurate information released and to provide the media with a process for getting information.  Dietterick made this following statement:  “Many media stories have been written, and will […]

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A look at the numbers show Oconee in good position

  An admitted nerd when it comes to economic development, Richard Blackwell pored over some numbers that show Oconee County, when compared to others, is in a good position.  Blackwell, the county’s economic development director, has looked at job and wage figures and believes they bode well.  The latest jobless numbers for Oconee and the state are out today.  For […]

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Hammond side pressures the prosecutor

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A woman who identifies herself as a Zachary Hammond family member says the family’s attorney has sent a formal letter to Chrissy Adams requesting the circuit solicitor recuse herself from the investigation.  The Hammond side believes Adams has made prejudicial statements in advance of the outcome of the investigation of Zachary Hammond’s shooting death.  For her part, Adams accused Hammond […]

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Seneca restaurant gathering place for politicos

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  Around a coffee table at a Seneca restaurant the conversation is often the latest in current events—especially politics.  And the restaurateur there likes it that way because he has a great interest in national politics.  That’s partly why the Seneca Family Restaurant on By-Pass 123 has been a gathering spot for those aspiring for the White House in next […]

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Fire damages Seneca home

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  Two separate fires were discovered late yesterday afternoon at a Seneca home, but no one was hurt.   A bystander and a spokesman for the fire department said no one was home at the time.  Around 5 o’clock smoke was seen coming from a mobile home on Towe Street, near N. Stribling Street.  Fire fighters removed a fire-damaged couch from […]

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