Seneca chef to co-produce TV pilot

Seneca chef JoAnn Johnson, along with View Digital Media, will produce a pilot program for television focusing on cooking and entertainment. Johnson, owner of Seneca’s All J’s Catering, will host “Party Flippers” and filming for the pilot takes place Monday, June 9 at Fusion Audio and Visual on Greenville’s Markley Street. The pilot is to be used to sell a […]

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Marketing effort to gun makers

Oconee County is a county of gun enthusiasts, and the thinking is now why not roll out the carpet to those who make weapons—as a way to create local jobs and strengthen the tax base. Holleigh Alexamde,  marketing and research manager for Oconee Economic Alliance announced at today’s alliance board meeting that 12 letters have gone out to gun manufacturers. […]

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Basking in the glow of the Plastic Products announcement

At its meeting today, the Oconee Economic Alliance basked in the glow of securing the expansion of a plastic products company from Minnesota to set up a 77-employee operation near Seneca, in an existing building behind the Lowe’s Store. Richard Blackwell, the alliance executive director, noted that in 2014 it’s not easy to attract a new employer, but he credits […]

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After holiday respite, highway work in two counties

After a respite over Memorial Day weekend, Oconee and Anderson highway projects will pick back up. In each instance the contractor is Ashmore Brothers. Road work will continue Tuesday through Saturday next week on South Carolina 24, between 11 and 59. Ashmore Brothers crews also begin guardrail work next week on U-S 76 north of I-85 in Anderson. At each […]

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Fire damages Seneca home

Fire yesterday afternoon damaged a home in Seneca. The fire broke out in a home on the 900 block of E.S. 1st Street, and fire fighters say they were able to confine the damage to one room. They’ve traced the start of the fire to an electric heater that, although not in use, was left plugged into an outlet. A […]

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Survival action filed over pedestrian’s death

Ten days following a pedestrian’s death in Oakway, the daughter of the deceased has filed a damage lawsuit against the car driver. Sandra Faye Dickson died at night after being struck by an SUV as she was walking across South Carolina 24. At the time, Coroner Karl Addis said, Dickson was headed home after having emptied the mailbox on the […]

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Limbaugh and Alewine get votes for County Council

Not everyone who cast a ballot this week thought that Paul Cain or Ernest Riley was the best person for the job of Oconee County Councilman from District Three. A handful of others cast write-in votes that ranged from “none above” to national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Former Seneca councilwoman Andrea Alewine received two write-in votes and Joel […]

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“All-Green” all good for Oconee Nuclear in 2013

Last evening’s open house at the Oconee World of Energy was anything but a formal sit down between Duke Energy officials and representatives of the government’s nuclear watchdog NRC. The open house was carried out in an informal manner to transmit to the public and others interested how well Oconee Nuclear operated from a safety standpoint during the last year. […]

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Federal bank leader speaks in Seneca

When local and area banks need liquidity to make home loans, they have the option to turn to a Federal Home Loan Bank. For institutions like the Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the Stephens Federal Savings and Loan, they can turn to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The Atlanta bank is the largest of the country’s 12-bank […]

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