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CU to be funded by Make it in America Challenge

October 23, 2013

The U-S Commerce Department and others are sending Clemson University $3.5 million to support regional economic development and advanced skills training. It’s part of the federal government’s Make it in America Challenge and is designed to encourage U-S companies to keep, expand or re-shore their manufacturing operations—and jobs—in America, and to entice foreign companies to…

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Above all, it’s Concept #2

October 23, 2013

The Walhalla mayor and council agreed last night to direct Seamon Whiteside to develop Streetscape based on the engineer/design company’s suggested concept #2. At the end of a near two-hour City Hall meeting, the mayor and council approved #2 which reduces four blocks of Main to two lanes, provides a median, and keeps angle parking—though…

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DOT announces special bridge replacement program

October 22, 2013

South Carolina DOT plans to spend nearly $53 million to replace 90 bridges in 33 counties, and invites the public’s comments on which projects should be funded. Four Oconee County bridges are being considered. One of them, the S-13 Richland Road Bridge over Richland Creek, has received a #4 ranking among bridges within the 3rd…

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Conway jurist to preside next week in OC

October 22, 2013

An at-large jurist from coastal South Carolina presides next week over what’s believed to be his first circuit court session in Oconee County. Judge Larry Hyman Jr. of Conway will bang the gavel for the start of another week of General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Hyman is 64 and has served as South Carolina’s At-Large…

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Walhalla to benefit no matter, says Bagwell

October 22, 2013

Tjay Bagwell may have his own preferred concept for a Walhalla downtown Streetscape. But the mayor pro-tem said this afternoon no matter which of four plans is chosen, his city is going to benefit. “I have talked to many people up and down Main Street. We specifically requested a few folks from our steering committee…

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A date of importance to Sales Tax Commission

October 22, 2013

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are drawing attention to an important day early next year. It’s the date January 15, 2014. Any group wishing to benefit from the proceeds from a one-cent local sales tax will be required by the date to have submitted an official application. The recently appointed commissioners this afternoon held…

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Weekend party “completely out of control”

October 22, 2013

Answering a noise complaint, Oconee sheriff’s officers say they shut down a large weekend party “completely out control” and arrested four young men on the charges of disorderly conduct. The party to which the deputies brought a halt took place on Seneca River Road near Martin Creek Road. The officers were called around 12:30 Sunday…

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A second bookstore venture for Trish Lightweis

October 22, 2013

The co-owner of Oconee’s only remaining book store is partnering with to two Greenville residents to open a new book store in that city’s downtown. Trish Lightweis and her partners have a name for their project, but an exact downtown Greenville location to be determined later. “The biggest stumbling block that we have at this…

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What others say about us!

October 22, 2013

Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB plays host today to a pair of travel writers from Great Britain. Newspaper writers Bert Walsh and Matt Minshull are in Oconee County today through an arrangement with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And their local host, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, takes Walsh and…

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West Union council accepts mayor’s apology

October 22, 2013

West Union has released a statement as the result of the controversy that surrounds a posting by its mayor on her Facebook page. Here is the statement, as released today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS at the Town Hall: “The Town of West Union Town Council met on Friday, October 18, 2013 and accepted Mayor Linda Oliver’s…

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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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