Advice for Walhalla’s downtown drivers

In the next few days, some of the traffic devices are to be removed from the two-block work area of Walhalla’s Streetscape.  When that happens, according to the contractor, traffic will have to start relying on the curbing in the middle and islands for directions.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, caution should be taken until the new asphalt and striping […]

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Tire operations to be suspended at Starr

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Soon no more earthmover tires will be made at Michelin’s plant in the Anderson County community of Starr.  The Anderson Independent quotes the county administrator as saying the culprit is a downturn in mining and related industries.  Will the downsizing in Starr impact whether Michelin builds a distribution center at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park?  “Not to my knowledge and […]

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Construction permit for Kimberly and Micah Hart

A construction permit approved this week will allow a couple near Seneca to build chicken houses—in spite of complaints by several of their neighbors.  DHEC’s Bureau of Water this week announced approval of a permit for Kimberly and Micah Hart of the Friendship Valley Road to be effective October 7, provided no request for board review is filed.  In a […]

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Westminster cleanup underway

A cleanup has begun in the City of Westminster.  Jeff Lord, city administrator, says debris is being cleared from the property of the former Beacon textile mill, which the city considers a blight since production there ended in 2009.  Westminster recently announced it has been working with the owner and the tenant to remediate what has been created by the […]

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Deputies measure the sound!

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Two Oconee County deputy sheriffs are gathering decibel readings of various events and at venues across the county.  They are on assignment by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, who has been tasked by the County Council.  Crenshaw said yesterday, “I hope to have a varied sample of the noise that our county generates and provide council a measured reading to serve as […]

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Bartee approved for conditional parole

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The state’s parole board gave James Bartee conditional parole—about six months ahead of his projected release date.  A spokesman for the Probation, Parole and Pardon Board says the conditions for Bartee’s release are that he have a place to live and a place of work.  There’s a further requirement for him to stay away and have no contact with the […]

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Congressman’s misgivings about US-Cuba relations

Congressman Jeff Duncan is speaking today about the misgiving he has about the new relationship between Cuba and the U-S.  The Third District Republican fears the Obama administration’s new policy creates additional national security vulnerabilities for the U-S.  In a prepared statement from Washington, Duncan said, “Although the Obama administration has given many benefits to the Castro regime since December, […]

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