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Companies bid on the GCCP job

September 12, 2013

Oconee County has seven bids to choose among to decide who gets the job of bringing piped sewer to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The bid opening for the long-awaited project took place this afternoon in the County Council Chambers. The bids ranged from an unofficial low of $6.6 million to a high of $7.7…

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23-year old Clemson woman is safe

September 12, 2013

Here’s an update from the Clemson police on the following story displayed below:  The police now say the missing woman has been located and is safe. A 23-year old Clemson woman remains missing, after having not been seen or heard from since Sunday. The police say they are actively trying to find Rebecca Bailey to…

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Here’s a correction!

September 12, 2013

South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner High Weather spoke at last year’s “Steak in Oconee.” But he will not be on the dais this time. Chamber of Commerce officials tell us that the speakers for the September 30 dinner will be Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell, Chairman Tom Dobbins of the Clemson University Division of Agriculture, and Anna…

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Guest lecturers from the U-S Congress

September 12, 2013

The college classroom days of Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Trey Gowdy are long behind them. But it’s a classroom setting where Graham and Gowdy find themselves tomorrow. At Furman University, they’ll lecture on the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans. They’ll be joined by a fellow Republican lawmaker, Utah Congressman…

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Spec buildings get a thumbs up

September 12, 2013

The use of a spec building to attract a tenant, controversial to some, is considered by others to be a valuable tool to attract economic development. And that tool got a thumbs-up this morning at a meeting near Seneca, from a man whose company represents Oconee County’s newest addition to its manufacturing community. In relocating…

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Hampton pushes back opening

September 12, 2013

For those who’ve wondered when Oconee County’s first 100-room hotel will officially open, an answer came during a meeting this morning near Seneca. Sherrie Cobb, district sales manager, told the Oconee Alliance meeting that opening date for the Hampton Inn and Suites will be Friday, September 27—in time for Homecoming Weekend at Clemson University. Today,…

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Jocassee Dam topic for Duke-NRC meeting

September 12, 2013

An earthquake can happen almost anywhere, and the NRC requires every nuclear plant to be designed for site-specific ground motions that are appropriate for their locations. A meeting takes place this month near Washington for a discussion of Duke Energy’s seismic review of its Jocassee Dam. The dam is located upstream of Duke’s three Oconee…

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CU named Military Friendly School

September 11, 2013

A media outfit has rated Clemson University among the 20 percent of U-S colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students. The list is published by Victory Media, an organization for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Clemson’s rich military heritage dates back…

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Stolen speed bike found in Walhalla

September 11, 2013

An anonymous tip led the police to a Walhalla apartment complex today and the recovery of a stolen bike from Pickens County. That tip almost resulted in the police capturing a suspect in the theft of a black Suzuki speed bike. Lt. Paul Harris said the bike, belonging to a resident of Pickens County’s Bell…

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When will it rain next?

September 11, 2013

After the two rain-soaked months of July and August, you might think no one in these parts would dare to utter the question, “When will it rain next?” Doesn’t look like it’ll be today, as we’re predicting around 10% chance.  Walhalla’s last significant rain measurement (.42″) came September 4, according to the official record books…

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Calendar

  • 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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