One year later, Oconee awaits Michelin decision

One year later, Oconee County remains hopeful that the Michelin company will carry through with a purchase option agreement at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.  But the county’s chief economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, says, “Unfortunately, nothing new on this front.  We are still engaged in active discussions with this project.”  A year ago today, an Anderson Independent story […]

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Scholarship money for quick jobs training

Scholarships are available for quick jobs training to help the unemployed within Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties.  The corporate and community education division of Tri-County Technical College is also able to help the under-employed prepare for high-demand jobs that lead to sustainable wages.  The General Assembly allotted the state’s 16 technical colleges funding to award scholarship money.  Tri-County received $350 […]

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Arrest part of a continuing investigation

The Seneca police say the arrest of one man is part of a continuing investigation of bank crimes.  The police this week arrested a 22-year old man, Adrian Lee Lewis Jr., on the charge of crimes against a federally chartered/insured financial institution.  An affidavit signed by investigator John Crum and warrant issued by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton alleges Lewis  entered […]

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Supreme Court sides with Oconee couple

“Elated” is the word to describe how an Oconee couple and their attorney feel about a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in their favor.  Attorney Larry Brandt says the court ruling, announced yesterday, awards his clients, Scott and Tammy Lawing, a second trial to try to prove their claim for further damages as the result of a workplace fire 11 […]

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Next county administrator changes mind

Pickens County Council appears to be back at square-one when it comes to the next county administrator.  The administrator-designate David McNeill has had a change of mind. An announcement from the county this afternoon says McNeill has decided to remain at his current county job in Transylvania County, North Carolina.  According to the announcement, McNeill’s decision is no reflection on […]

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Need a cow?

Cow Adoption - Picture One

Oconee Animal Shelter will begin accepting applications next week to adopt a cow that has been at the shelter for the past couple of weeks.  “About two weeks ago, the Highway Patrol investigated an accident on Highway 24 near Westminster in which a couple of vehicles hit a cow in the roadway,” according to Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s […]

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No fire, but possibly a roof leak


The spectacle of Walhalla’s 75-foot ladder fire truck deployed during the noon hour today up against the Oconee Courthouse, Walhalla Main Street side, conjured up the thought of a fire.  But Chief Doug Kelley said no fire.  Instead his department availed its extension ladder truck to allow for access to check for roof leaks from continual rainfall through the fall […]

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