More time for Walhalla hotel project

Oconee County has extended the period of due diligence to allow developers to get going on the project to turn the former courthouse into a hotel.  After hearing what Tom Markovich and his partner are up against, the county council last night extended the time from April to August.  According to Markovich, the quest for final historic designation for the […]

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“Goggles” turns out to be Jantzen

Oconee County won a competition with Florida to keep one of its long-time employers.  County officials last night revealed “Project Goggles” as Jantzen and said the maker of swimwear and other recreation apparel has decided to maintain and expand its holdings on the hill above Seneca’s Miracle Circle.  Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance said financial concessions mean Janzten […]

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Seneca is “Palmetto’s Finest”

Seneca High School is a “Palmetto Finest” school, as judged by the state Association of School Administrators.  Seneca received word of the award this afternoon, and the school district’s Steve Hanvey says it’s the first time in years that an Oconee school has been so awarded.  For the honor, Seneca bested a second finalist, Blythewood High of Columbia.

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Exiting contract to be costly

If Pioneer Rural Water pulls out of its contract for its treatment plant, the cost will be expensive.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, quoted Harper Corporation this afternoon as saying it would cost Pioneer $2.7 million to suspend the deal up to 90 days and $3.6 million to terminate the contract.  The contractor has moved trailers to the plant property and […]

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Two stores bound for Hartwell Village

According to leases on file in the Oconee Register of Deeds, Hartwell Village near Clemson is in line for its first two stores:  Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance of Illinois and Marshall’s of Massachusetts have entered 10-year leases with Casto Oconee LLC for space on the expanse of land that now is home to New Spring Church and used to […]

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25 nursing personnel to be hired in Seneca

Greenville Health System (GHS) will host a career fair on Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Lila Doyle, the nursing and rehabilitation center located at Seneca. GHS plans to hire a total of 25 registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and nursing assistants (NA). In advance of this career fair, applicants are encouraged to apply […]

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National Forest rifle range still closed

Local marksmen will have to wait longer to practice their prowess at the rifle range inside the Sumter National Forest in Oconee County.  Robbie Sitzlar, Andrew Pickens District Ranger, predicts at least four more weeks before the maintenance work is finished.  The temporary closing of the Cedar Creek Rifle Range came in mid to late February, after it had come […]

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Timothy King

  Seneca – Timothy Scott King, 52, of 2001 Sunset Drive, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The […]

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