Church safety meetings are available

Worship safety meetings are available in Oconee County. Those meetings can help congregations protect themselves and their property. Sgt. Mike McGowan of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is available to come to a place of worship to make a safety assessment. In a reference to what happened this week at a Charleston church, McGowan said, “While we are not trying to […]

Read more

Westminster chief leader in state organization

Westminster Fire Chief Chris Smith is excited for a great opportunity for himself and his city. Smith has been elected to the executive committee of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs as 3rd vice president. The statewide organization assists in providing leadership to career and volunteer fire service leaders and managers of emergency service organizations. The association enjoys […]

Read more

Co-defendant excused from lawsuit

A judge’s order this week removes one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed as the result of an Oconee County student who was sexually abused. The order, by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh, dismissed the South Carolina Department of Education as a co-defendant in a case in which the pseudonym “John Doe” is used for the plaintiff’s name. McIntosh’s […]

Read more

Senecan offered job on the spot!

Seneca resident Ryan Timmer was offered full-time employment on the spot when he graduated last week as a BMW scholar. Timmer was among the graduates in a ceremony June 11 at the car-maker’s plant in Greer. He’s a 2015 graduate of Tri-County Technical College Mechatronics. The BMW Scholars Program offers the workplace benefits of a traditional apprentice program founded in […]

Read more

Continued patience urged

Michelin’s option on property at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park runs through the rest of the year. There is still no word on whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center there. But yesterday the county’s chief recruiter of economic development urged continued patience. Appearing before a county committee, Richard Blackwell said, “Good things come to those that wait.”

Read more

Last day to file an application

Today is the last day to make application to become Walhalla’s next director public works. James Moore, after 25 years with the city, retires June 30. By yesterday morning, City Administrator Nancy Goehle said four applicants had filed. Those applications are to be referred to a city council committee for review.

Read more

Clemson utility line work next week

Clemson will undertake upgrades to drinking water and sanitary sewer utilities next week in the city’s historic Calhoun District. The work begins Tuesday and will take until the end of next month. If possible, drivers are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes. Affected streets are Calhoun Street, from Pickens Street to Boggs Street, and Clemson Street, from […]

Read more

Excessive heat causes trouble on I-85

The searing heat was the culprit yesterday for for problems with a pair of Interstate-85 bridges in Oconee County. Crews from the South Carolina DOT Maintenance Shop at Richland were sent yesterday to start emergency repairs on the northbound side of 85 to the bridges crossing Fair Play Creek. A state contractor is in the process of replacing bridge joints […]

Read more
1 33 34 35 36 37 724