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“Weeks away from lighting this whole thing up”

November 15, 2013

A three year project to bring high-speed internet access to Oconee County is “weeks away”, in the estimation of Scott Moulder, county administrator. Moulder was asked to give a status report today to the county Economic Development Commission. “We’re beginning to work the ISPs. We actually have three ISPS that have signed up,” Moulder reported.…

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Walhalla PD on the trail to solve six burglaries

November 15, 2013

The Walhalla police say they expect to solve as many as six recent burglaries with the arrests of two persons. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the investigation has proceeded to the stage where, the police believe, they’ll be able to take out arrest warrants early next week. Two of the victims were Blossman Gas and Kelley…

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Road resurfacing on the horizon!

November 15, 2013

Word is expected soon from the state Department of Transportation on a contract for the resurfacing of a short section of U-S 123 at Seneca—from Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road. The re-surfacing of that stretch covers 123 thru the 130/E.N. 1st Street intersection. Contractors’ bids are believed to have been received earlier this week…

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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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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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