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Westminster gets boost from wholesale supplier

May 26, 2015

Westminster’s wholesale electric power supplier has approved a formula change that city leaders expect will better position the city for economic development. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the formula change approved last week by the board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency will allow more of its commercial customers to qualify for an economic…

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Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits

May 26, 2015

Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits, 86, of 345 Dutch Fork Road, West Union died Sunday at Greennville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Weymon Waits.  She was a native of Martin, Georgia. Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Martin Baptisty Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence.  Davenport Funeral…

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The business of the Economic Alliance

May 23, 2015

“If you want to play, you have to pay.” That is how Bob Hill phrased in on Friday when the policymakers for the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that ex-officio members of the alliance board of directors who do not pay membership dues will be ineligible to cast votes. As vice-chairman, Hill presided at Friday’s board…

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How the Sheriff’s Office will spend the holiday weekend

May 22, 2015

Oconee sheriff’s officers this holiday weekend will patrol both the highways and the water ways. The Sheriff’s Office realizes that many people will imbibe over the Memorial Day period, but stresses that people should not drink and drive, nor should they run a boat or other watercraft while under the influence. Open containers are not…

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“A-COG” boss gets a look at Oconee

May 22, 2015

Oconee County played host recently to a special visitor. The executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, Scott Hamilton, got a tour of the county a month and a half ago, with State Senator Thomas Alexander helping to guide the visitor. According to Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, the trip was beneficial…

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Could June be the month?

May 22, 2015

The latest on whether Michelin is going to commit to build a distribution center inside Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play is that the decision could come next month. In his report given today, Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance said this about Michelin: “Hearing June from the company as the timeframe as…

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Moulder suggests a new spec building

May 22, 2015

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, made known today his top locations for where the next spec building should go. Moulder spoke at a meeting of the board of the county Economic Alliance when the discussion turned to whether the county is missing out by not having at least a shell of a building immediately…

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Temperature extremes!

May 22, 2015

Temperature extremes! Barbara Wilson, the Walhalla Weather Observer, recorded 84 degrees as the high temperature yesterday afternoon. At night the temperature—-grab the blanket, Myrtle—dipped to 47 degrees.

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William Cecil Merck

May 22, 2015

William Cecil Merck, 80, of 226 Flat Shoals Road, Salem died Tuesday at GHS/Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Doris Virginia Smith. The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Flat Shoals Baptist Church; the burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to…

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Frances Gambrell Madden

May 22, 2015

Frances Gambrell Madden, 90, of 660 Keowee Trail, Seneca died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Judson E. Madden. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Tuesday, May 26 at Seneca Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at Seneca Baptist Church.  In…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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