Economic Alliance holds forum

An official of the South Carolina State Ports Authority drops anchor tomorrow morning in Oconee County, to make a presentation on how the authority is working to compete in today’s global economy and the importance of a new “inland port” in Greer. Jack Ellenburg, senior vice president of economic development and projects, is guest speaker for tomorrow’s 8 a-m Oconee […]

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Second Seneca museum to move forward

After an executive session, Seneca City Council committed the city to build its first museum reflecting local African-American history. According to Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, the council approved the drawings for the project. Those drawings are now to be sent to the finance committee for action on how the city will fund a project that could cost around $500 thousand dollars. […]

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Where exactly is the restaurant?

At its location in front of Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the McDonald’s Restaurant has long been known as the West Union McDonald’s. But where exactly does the popular restaurant sit—in or outside town limits? Mayor Linda Oliver says a determination carries great importance, with implications to town taxes and building permits. The town hopes to rely on its new town […]

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Ann Sullivan transitions to new town attorney

An attorney at Seneca has begun to transition in as the new attorney for the town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver says she and the town council made Ann Sullivan the choice two weeks ago to succeed Paul Cain, who resigned after his election to the Oconee County Council. Oliver says she has a meeting Friday with Sullivan to […]

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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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