Westminster to cancel new software deal

Westminster expects to save $100 thousand dollars by canceling a new software deal, but one council member is not happy.  After hearing that financial losses are projected for both general and utility accounts for the year ended June 30, the city council voted 4 to 2 last night to pull out of its contract for Harris Smart Fusion software update […]

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Company president/CEO promises more to come

An investment of more than $20.5 million dollars and 87 new jobs may be only the start for what the first tenants are going to bring to the Oconee Industry and Technology Park on SC 11.  Yesterday’s symbolic groundbreaking for a large building that will house two manufacturers took on an even greater celebratory tone when the company president/CEO said […]

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Freddie Mae Kelley Harbin

Seneca, SC— Freddie Mae Kelley Harbin, 71, wife of the late J. C. Harbin, passed away, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, […]

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“Right time to build in Oconee County”

A symbolic groundbreaking attracted a large crowd this afternoon to the Oconee Industrial and Technology Park, where a plastics operation is under construction.  The BMW car making plant may be 60 miles from Oconee, but the commitment by Baxter Manufacturing and High-Tech Mold Carolina to build in Oconee is seen as an example of a spinoff effect that benefits the […]

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The color teal draws attention to Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, and the only one of the top 10 without a cure or meaningful treatment. On November 3, in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, landmarks across the country and around the world will light up teal. Among […]

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Bond issue in front of Oconee County Council

Oconee County Council is scheduled to take the second of three required readings tonight to a general obligation bond worth up to $16 million dollars.  The backup information to tonight’s agenda shows the purposes for which the county would apply the proceeds.  They are to defray costs of the following projects: a new Westminster magistrate building; the Oconee Workforce Development […]

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Clemson faculty preps for start of new year

Tomorrow will see the start of Clemson University classes for a new year.  And this morning the faculty, staff and student organization representatives marched into the Brooks Center for the Victor Hurst Convocation.  A woman who as a child stared into the sky above her southside Chicago neighborhood and dreamed of outer space keynoted the start of Clemson’s academic year. […]

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Free Wi-Fi in Fair Play

  Free Wi-Fi is now available on the grounds of the old school  building in Fair Play.  The Oconee County Public Library is partnering with the Fair Oaks Youth Association, which is housing the equipment in the cafeteria building on the campus.  Fair Play joins Mountain Rest and Long Creek as sites where library Wi-Fi is available to connect electronic […]

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Trading police vehicles

At a special meeting this evening, West Union Town Council will consider trading in the police department’s pickup truck and replacing it with a fuel efficient car.  Mayor Linda Oliver says the truck was getting only nine miles a gallon.  Town Council meets at 5:30 at the Town Hall.

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All types of blood donations needed NOW

Thru new billboards, the Blood Connection (TBC) hopes to generate awareness about the need for all blood types leading up to a “Missing Types” Blood Drive that starts Thursday.  The Blood Connection hopes to encourage younger populations to roll up their sleeves.  Those in the business of ensuring that hospitals maintain an adequate supply of blood are worried that, as […]

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