Russell Price gets a new job!

In Walhalla,  James Moore’s successor is Russell Price.  A Salem resident and the executive officer of the county Home Builders, Price was the selection today as the Walhalla’s new director of public works.  Price’s first day will be tomorrow and, according to Councilman David Underwood, will vacate his job with the Home Builders Association of Oconee.  Price succeeds James Moore, […]

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Youth apprenticeship program

A cutting tools maker, Greenfield Industries, will be recognized during a luncheon tomorrow as the first business in Oconee County to register a formal youth apprentice program through Apprenticeship Carolina.  Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, says a partnership between Greenfield and HamiltonCareerCenter will allow four students to become apprentices.  The students benefit from on-the-job training.  They can also […]

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Grant awarded to Westminster

The South Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded nearly $250 thousand dollars to Westminster to replace a collector sewer line on Hampton Street.  According to an announcement by the city, the sewer line is old and severely deteriorated.  Westminster’s new budget provides $42,641 as a supplement to the grant.  The money comes from a Community Development Block Grant which is […]

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Manufacturer to locate near Seneca

      A contract manufacturer is locating near Seneca.  A new company, CRM Global Manufacturing will provide steel, plastic and alloy components to its customers.  According to an announcement by the Oconee Economic Alliance, CRM Global Manufacturing will locate at 730 Joe Lewis Road and, over the course of the year, will hire 10 workers.  

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Haley and Graham commend the State Senate

  Governor Haley and Senator Graham have issued statements commending the South Carolina Senate for its 37 to 3 vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.  Graham said, “The next step is for the South Carolina House of Representatives to act, and I believe they will act in a similarly responsible manner.”  Yesterday a Republican […]

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“Premature to dismiss anybody,” says Larry Brandt

A 10th Circuit judge will take the time to weigh whether to dismiss two Oconee hospital employees from a lawsuit that alleges a dentist and his assistant were improperly fired.  Dr. Robert Strum and his assistant, Betty Morgan, lost their jobs last year, and the two are blaming, among others, OMH’s Jeanne Ward and Heather Goss.  A one-hour pre-trial hearing […]

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Timothy “Tim” Joe Chastie

Timothy “Tim” Joe Chastie, 55, former Westminster resident, died Friday. The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial follows in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the home of his sister, Peggy Cobb, 521 […]

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A walk-thru the new jail

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he will be accompanied Wednesday by Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator, on a walk-thru of the new jail.  They’ll be looking for anything that should go on the contractor’s punch list, a list of remaining things to do, before the new jail is opened.  The opening is targeted for next month.  This walk-thru will be […]

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Gun control not the answer, candidate says

Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, as he arrived for a campaign appearance in Seneca, said gun control is not the answer when it comes to stopping deranged individuals from getting guns and shooting others. “The sad thing is that ultimately you can never stop everybody from doing something horrible,” Huckabee said as he expounded on his views that gun control isn’t […]

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Clifford Ricketts

Clifford Andrew Ricketts, 68, of 195 Deer Ridge, Seneca died Friday, July 3 at his home. He was the husband of Rita Whitworth Ricketts. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in […]

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