Decisions await Oconee County committee

A committee of three Oconeeans which spends state funds to fix the county’s roads will have decisions to make, perhaps, during a meeting next month.  Sam Dickson, chairman of Oconee’s state “C” Fund Committee, says the task in front of him and committee members Tally Grant and Dick Cottingham will be to decide how best to allocate about one million […]

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Court week in Oconee

A term of the General Sessions Court opens this morning in Walhalla.  Judge Scott Sprouse presides over the docket of cases.  This week’s trial docket includes cases in which men are charged with kidnapping, drug offenses, larceny, and weapon violations.

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Fair Play couple to cut hay and save the county money

Oconee County has approved a bid from a Fair Play couple who will cut hay at the county’s empty industrial park at Fair Play–the Golden Corner Commerce Park.  An official of the county Economic Development Alliance says the significance is that the hay cut will save the county maintenance costs.  No longer will the county’s maintenance workers have to cut […]

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Timeline for further industry park development

Project manager Russell Johnson of the Oconee Economic Alliance gave a timeline today for the education facilities that are to be built in the county’s Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  Construction on the first Tri-County Technical College satellite campus for Oconee County will start in April, and Tech President Ronnie Booth responded to Johnson’s forecast by saying the […]

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“Pulling the rope the same direction”

On a day when the state reports Oconee’s jobless rate has dropped to 5.5%, the county’s chief  economic development recruiter gave an upbeat report of what has been accomplished and what’s likely to be in the pipeline for the rest of 2016.  Richard Blackwell gave credit to Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent of education, and to 10 top industrial members […]

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Alliance directors told economic development additions on the way

  The hottest potential economic development projects for Oconee remain code-named until the final details are decided, but the board  for the county’s Economic Alliance  received assurance from its executive director today that at least two of the six are assured.  For general public information, the two are called “Hawk” and “Laser.”  Incentive inducements are being worked out at the […]

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Graham deplores Russian bombing in Syria

Far from thrilled by the Presidential nominees on this year’s ballot, Senator Lindsey Graham said no matter who wins, he’ll soldier on to help the next President defeat or contain America’s enemies.  But the Republican U-S senator in Seneca yesterday reserved criticism for Democratic President Obama for Obama’s handling of the fighting in Syria.  Graham deplores Russian airstrikes, originating from […]

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Campers flock to Oconee County’s parks

  During the government year that ended June 30, Oconee’s three county parks registered a whopping 29-hundred increase in campsite rentals.  The numbers translate to a 32% overall increase.  South Cove near Seneca accounts for the largest increase.  The surge means nearly $71,000 more in direct revenue.  Phil Shirley, the director of parks, recreation and tourism, credits enrollment in the […]

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Graham not worried about next election

In spite of a poll that reported his popularity sinking, Lindsey Graham says he’s not all worried about holding onto his Senate seat.  The U-S senator on a visit to his home Oconee County today did not hesitate when asked if he’ll run for another term in office.  “Absolutely,” was his reply when asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  Graham was an […]

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