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OC identifies Illinois project

November 15, 2013

Oconee County has a possibility for a Midwest company to locate an operation. And, to help advance that possibility, the county’s director of economic development, Richard Blackwell, will meet with company officials next week in Illinois. Blackwell said he’ll be in Illinois, as part of a trip sponsored by the Upstate South Carolina Alliance—of which…

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German official impressed by OC industry park

November 15, 2013

No German company interested in expanding to North America may do that without having gone thru the German-American Chamber Ambassador in Atlanta. That individual, according to Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Development Office, makes regular trips between Atlanta and Greenville. And recently Blackwell’s office managed to entice the site consultant to visit Oconee County.…

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Normally, the holidays mean….

November 15, 2013

In the game of attracting economic development, the end of the year holidays ushers in a quiet time for activity. But, in the opinion of Oconee’s top economic recruiter, the county may have one good announcement before 2013 becomes history. Richard Blackwell referred to that project today as Project (code-named) GDA, an existing Oconee County…

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EDC meeting may have been the last, as constitueted

November 15, 2013

This morning’s regular meeting of the Oconee Economic Development Commission may have been its last ever—as currently constituted. It’s likely to depend on how the proposal to merge EDC with the Oconee Alliance fares during next week’s County Council meeting. Just in case, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, the ordinance creating the EDC will…

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Cars strike trees near Walhalla

November 15, 2013

Emergency responders have gone to West Union’s Collins Road to give help to a motorist whose car has struck a tree. Walhalla Fire Department answered a second call of that nature yesterday, when a female motorist’s car hit a tree on the Hesse Highway. Near Seneca yesterday morning, on the Tokeena Road, fire broke out…

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“Limited Government of Oconee” strategy meeting

November 15, 2013

Last night’s meeting of “Limited Government for Oconee” was limited in attendance. Eleven people attended, but those there vowed to work to increase their numbers between now and General Election time next year. Britt Adams of Seneca, who presided, led the group in strategy on working to defeat what’s expected to be a one-cent sales…

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Home fire near Westminster

November 15, 2013

A late night fire near Westminster kept fire fighters from several stations at the scene for more than three hours. No one reported hurt in the mobile home on Long Creek Highway, near the Welcome Church Road. Oconee Fire Control sounded the first alarm shortly before midnight.

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SHS students nominated for award

November 15, 2013

Ten students at Seneca High School have been nominated by the faculty for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The students were nominated for dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, and all wrote an essay to be judged by a committee from the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of National Society DAR in Seneca.…

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Here’s a clarification!

November 14, 2013

Not so fast on that legal opinion from the state on a tax dispute between the Oconee Treasurer and the county School District. By email yesterday, spokesman Mark Powell of the South Carolina Attorney’s General Office estimated the opinion would be ready in two to three weeks. Powell called 96.3/WGOG NEWS this afternoon to say…

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Ordinance 2013-36

November 14, 2013

When it comes to its dealings with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Oconee County wants to put it in writing. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, first reading of an ordinance is scheduled that’ll require “detailed invoices” to the county from the JRSA. According to Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the ordinance will also formally request that a…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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