Economic development “matters” make for private meeting

Oconee County Council has announced it will hold a special meeting next week to talk about three economic development matters—not specified in the announcement of the meeting. Monday’s 5:30 meeting is planned as an executive session. Yesterday, on display in the office of the Oconee Economic Alliance, was an overhead photograph of the Seneca Rail Site industrial park property below […]

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No apology for “tirade” in favor of public safety

As chairman of the county’s public safety committee, Wayne McCall made no apology last night for launching into what he conceded was a tirade for more public safety throughout Oconee County. The District Two county councilman said, as elected officials, it’s the council’s responsibility to do its best to ensure that everyone stay as safe as possible. McCall led his […]

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Peel the ears for a test

Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested this morning at approximately 11:50. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The full-siren test is performed once every three months. County officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.  

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International trade meeting at Clemson

International trade in ceramic tile is at stake as delegates from 15 countries begin meeting at Clemson University to develop new standards for a building material that is easy to take for granted—yet has covered floors, walls and countertops everywhere. Decisions made at the Madren Conference Center on campus between now and Friday are expected to influence the global tile […]

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Island fire started at camp site

A Pickens County fire department hauled water and fire suppression equipment by boat yesterday to reach an island fire on Lake Keowee near Mile Creek Park. By a quick boat ride, Chief Phil Black says he and other Vineyard Fire Department personnel were able to hold the damage to a half acre on what is a large island. According to […]

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Oconee’s shelter opens for business

After a green ribbon was cut this morning, Oconee’s first shelter for the abused officially went into business. The ribbon-cutting took place at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Complex because the true location of the shelter is kept secret from general public knowledge, to help ensure the safety of those who go there for protection. It was a ceremony attended by an […]

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NRC to Duke: Let’s talk in Atlanta

Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced plans for a meeting with Duke Energy to talk about what the government watchdog regards as an apparent violation last year in Unit One at Oconee Nuclear Station. The conference is being arranged Thursday, July 31 at the NRC’s regional offices in Atlanta and apparently is a step in the process in whether Duke will […]

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New website has bells and whistles

What is one week old and already drawing compliments at the office of Oconee Economic Alliance? It’s a new website that offers the world a picture of Oconee County and what it has to offer for industrial site selectors. The Alliance today officially announced InvestOconeeSC.com. But Richard Blackwell, executive director, and his staff say this website has snapshots and information […]

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Theft in parking lot of business

A reward could await you if you can provide information that’ll break the unsolved case of theft last month in the parking lot of a business near Seneca. Someone took a yellow and black pressure washer (7HP 3400 PSI Dealt) during the early morning hours June 15th on the Sandifer Boulevard. Surveillance of what happened shows the male thief placed […]

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