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Preferred campus property described

July 1, 2014

To hear the chairman of Oconee’s state lawmakers tell it, an announcement is likely soon on a permanent Oconee County campus for Tri-County Technical College. And this afternoon a Tech commissioner, realtor John Powell, says there is a preferred location to build. Powell describes the property as 20 acres in size in a central part…

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Pro golfers to raise money for Safe Harbor

July 1, 2014
Pro golfers to raise money for Safe Harbor

A second-year member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association with a Seneca background is returning to her hometown to raise money for a worthy cause—Oconee’s first shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Austin Ernst practically grew up on the Cross Creek golf course where her father, Mark Ernst, serves as pro. She golfed for Seneca…

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Luring development to I-85

July 1, 2014

Oconee County should keep in mind that when it comes to attracting economic development it’s likely to have an ally in the man who runs the office of the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Columbia. At last night’s meeting of the County Council and the county’s state Legislative Delegation, Representative Bill Sandifer said the…

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Sandifer welcomes the public

July 1, 2014

Gathered around one table last night at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center were the eight men with the responsibility to make government work for Oconee County—both at the local and state levels. But another important cog on the wheel of good government is the people. And the public filled last night’s meeting room. Their attendance was…

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Tech campus announcement anticipated

July 1, 2014

Of Tri-County Technical College’s service territory, Oconee is the only county without a full-fledged satellite campus. That has been a sore point with the County Council who believes a home campus will better serve the workforce needs of employers. After County Councilman Reg Dexter raised the subject, State Representative Bill Sandifer predicted that a campus…

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Local Government Fund addressed first

July 1, 2014

No one seemed surprised when Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council, took the prerogative to make the state’s Local Government Fund the first question of the evening. He sought the lawmakers’ view on the chances for the state aid to counties’ fund to be replenished to levels pre-2007 recession. Two of the lawmakers responded…

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Delegation-Council meeting draws a crowd!

July 1, 2014

A rare meeting of the Oconee County Council and the county’s state Legislative Delegation ended last night with pledges to ensure there will be more in the future. As the leaders wound down after an hour and a half, it was a matter of finding suitable dates on their calendars for the next meetings. Last…

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Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration

June 30, 2014
Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration

 Walhalla celebrates the country’s birthday on Independence Eve. Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone at 6 o’clock Thursday evening for the fun, the food and the fireworks. There will be food booths, bouncy houses and music. The fireworks will begin shortly after 9 o’clock.

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Clemson drinking water discolored

June 30, 2014

The city of Clemson is experiencing an increase in discoloration, turbidity, in its drinking water.  And it is prevalent all the way along the highway 76 transmission line leading to the city, the university, Town of Pendleton, and the Sandy Springs Water District.  According to the city of Anderson’s utilities director, Anderson is experiencing the…

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CATbus Partners save Pendleton route

June 27, 2014

The 13 year old CAT bus route operating between Clemson University, Pendleton and Tri-County Technical College will continue for another year! Although formal ratification will not be approved by the Clemson City Council until July 7, the Pendleton Route will not be interrupted at any time during the next ten days. The critical portion of…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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