“Why our tax dollars aren’t coming back to us”

Oconee County Democrats this month will hear about the financial relationship between county and state. Their guest speaker will be County Councilman Reg Dexter. The District Five representative will address the topic: “Why our tax dollars aren’t coming back to us.” Everyone is invited to hear Dexter at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, April 19. The Democratic Party’s meeting takes place […]

Read more

Plea of guilt for failure to register

An Oconee resident has been sentenced for a third offense failure to register on the county’s registry of sex offenders. Cynthia Renee Brooks was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to three years and two years probation with credit for time already served, according to Deputy Kelly Winchester. Winchester serves as Sex Offender Registrar for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. […]

Read more

Seneca property to be annexed

Seneca-owned property east of the city limits is being positioned to be annexed. During city council’s regular April meeting, the council gave its mayor and its city administrator the authority to sign a petition to annex Seneca’s property at the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant adjoining the Utica community. In tandem with Oconee County, Seneca is developing an industrial park […]

Read more

Gas pump prices jump 17 cents

The news about the price at the pump got even worse today. Since March 8, South Carolina drivers have been paying an additional 17 cents. “Spring is a difficult time for drivers, when gas prices typically rise due to refinery maintenance,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. Beyond seasonal maintenance, refineries must also make the switch to […]

Read more

DOT has game plan for filling the potholes

Patching the potholes on state-maintained roads and highways across Oconee County is a year-round job. But that job escalates when warmer weather allows DOT maintenance crews to mix tar and asphalt. A patching crew from the DOT district is due to arrive in the next couple of weeks to fill what Mike Smith calls “some real bad places” in Mountain […]

Read more

Budget time in West Union

West Union leaders are primed to act tonight on a new town budget. Proposed for 2014-15 is a budget for utilities and general town operations amounting to $472 thousand, 472 dollars—a small increase over the current year. Preceding tonight’s vote by the town council will be a public hearing on the budget. It’s all part of tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting […]

Read more

Chamber awards dinner next month

As many as seven awards will be announced next month during the annual meeting and business awards dinner for the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is asking its membership to nominate business leaders worthy of such awards as Business Innovator, Green Business, Small Business of the Year, and Best Place to Work. The dinner meeting will be Tuesday, […]

Read more

CU names 15 National Scholars for 2014

The National Scholars Program at Clemson University has named 15 National Scholars for 2014. The list includes one student who comes to Clemson from nearby Daniel High School. Sarah Waldvogel, an accomplished musician, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who plans to major in genetics. Sarah and the other nine women and five men who make up the 2014 cohort […]

Read more
1 340 341 342 343 344 745