Anderson manufacturer to add jobs

A rug maker in Anderson is getting bigger. Anderson County can expect to see 125 new jobs this year with the announcement today that Orian Rugs makes a $13 million expansion of its machine woven rugs facility there. Orian already employs more than 500 people in the Anderson area. Orian started as a family-owned rug company in Anderson and has […]

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Meals to be delivered today

SENIOR Solutions plans to make good today on home meal deliveries to the thousands of Oconee and Anderson seniors who depend on those meals. But group dining has been canceled, as the result of the snow. Lakeview Assisted Living near Walhalla is making preparations to serve its residents, with staff to be available round-the-clock the next three days.

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OSB pursues G-O bonds

Oconee school trustees are being asked to consider a pair of general obligation bond issues. As explained during a non-voting meeting last night, the largest of the bond issues would generate $13.5 million and is described by Gloria Moore, district finance director, as “normal borrowing this time of year.” Moore today described that borrowing as a G-O bond for capital […]

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Moms denounce S. 308

Governor Haley signs a bill today allowing loaded, concealed guns in South Carolina establishments that serve alcohol. The state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America denounces the bill and vows to ensure that businesses in the state are “fully educated about their right to prohibit firearms.” The group says South Carolina has one of the highest […]

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Georgia-South Carolina storm targets

Once that snows starts to stick and pile up, you’re likely to find yourself looking out the window. And it’s not just the wintry scene that’ll be on your mind. You are likely to wonder when the man with the plow on his truck will visit your neighborhood. In times such as these, here’s the priorities for the SC DOT: […]

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Multiple sex charges

Multiple sex changes have been placed against a 35-year old Oconee man. The Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Sunday of Casey Demario Gaines of the John Smith Road, Westminster. Gaines has been charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor with the victim being 11 to 14 years old and two counts of criminal sexual conduct with […]

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What’s next after the new Walhalla High?

In a work session last night, the Oconee School Board of Trustees accepted as information a facilities plan, as presented by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations. Thorsland began by announcing that once the new Walhalla High School is completed, administration recommends the district turn its attention to a pair of elementary schools: Ravenel and Fair-Oak. No action was […]

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Homicide victim was shot

The findings of an autopsy are consistent with the Oconee coroner’s first account of the weekend death of a North Carolina man found on a road, not far from the Pickens County line. Karl Addis, the Oconee coroner, says Rashean Parker II died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The 21-year old Parker died Saturday morning at Oconee […]

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