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Europe’s loss to be OC’s gain

September 13, 2013

Some new details were provided this morning about a couple of code-named projects that are in the pipeline to make investments in Oconee County. Two companies are planning to move machinery and business lines from Europe to existing Oconee County operations. One, according to the E-D Office’s Richard Blackwell, is to mean a capital investment…

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Shaking OC’s land-buying reputation

September 13, 2013

Officials at the Oconee Economic Development Commission are intent to turn around the county’s reputation for buying real estate. And Richard Blackwell, the economic development director, vowed this morning his office will accomplish this by beginning to fill up available space for manufacturers and other job-producing companies. Hank Field, commission chairman, acknowledged what he called…

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Faires will not serve after all

September 13, 2013

The potential for dual-office holding is costing Seneca’s Bob Faires a spot on the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission. Mayor Dan Alexander this week announced Faires’ appointment as Seneca’s representative to the commission. This morning, however, County Administrator Scott Moulder said Faires’ service as a member of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority would raise…

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Woodward a Streetscape supporter

September 13, 2013

Unless an unexpected write-in campaign emerges and changes the outcome, Danny Woodward can count the days until he fills an empty seat on Walhalla City Council. And when that day comes, the holdover mayor and council members will find that when it comes to Streetscape they’ll have a supporter in Woodward. He lives just down…

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Westminster in need of updated plan

September 13, 2013

Westminster leaders are pressing for an updated comprehensive plan for their city. They turned last night to a representative of the government service agency that wrote the last plan in 1990. With funds allocated by the city council, Westminster Planning Commission looks to contract with the Appalachian Council of Governments. Last night the planning commissioners…

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Pet grooming business planned for Westminster address

September 13, 2013

An address along U-S 76, the Long Creek Highway in Westminster, is in line for a pet grooming business. Westminster Planning Commission last night recommended a zoning change to allow David Kane to move ahead with his plans, provided the recommendation is accepted at city council level. For a lot next door to a convenience…

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Open House at the Career Center

September 12, 2013

All Hamilton Career Center students and their parents or guardians are invited next week for open house. It’s a drop-in event, planned for 6 to 8 o’clock Tuesday night. You can meet the teachers and visit the classrooms and labs. And everyone is welcome to enjoy a hot dog dinner at no charge.  

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Project “Flat” seeks to invest in OC

September 12, 2013

The agenda for Oconee County Council’s meeting Tuesday reflects the potential for a couple of code-named economic development projects. One of them is being referred to as Project “Flat.” It is being held out on first reading as a potential $12 million capital investment. For its part, the company is seeking infrastructure tax credits and…

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Emergency officials called to the lake!

September 12, 2013

Like the Walhalla area, the Lake Jocassee area was struck this afternoon by a storm with high winds and that apparently has created problems on the water for kayakers. At this hour, reports are conflicting to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as to whether a drowning has occurred or whether all aboard a kayak are safe and encountered…

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Companies bid on the GCCP job

September 12, 2013

Oconee County has seven bids to choose among to decide who gets the job of bringing piped sewer to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The bid opening for the long-awaited project took place this afternoon in the County Council Chambers. The bids ranged from an unofficial low of $6.6 million to a high of $7.7…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
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