Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of Walhalla’s Main and S. Church […]

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Library worker receives statewide honor

The volunteer administrator for the Oconee Public Library, Janice Lovingood, recently received the Administrator of the Year Award from the SC Association of Volunteer Administration. The award was given during a conference at Pawley’s Island. The statewide association works to promote volunteerism across the state. Lovingood is a member-at-large on the 2014 organization board and serves as co-vice president of […]

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Alexander addresses prescription drug abuse

State Senator Thomas Alexander will take a legislative approach to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The Oconee-Pickens Republican and Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell unveiled a proposal to protect vulnerable seniors from prescription drug theft and reduce drug abuse and trafficking in the state. “It is my hope that this legislation will clear up any confusion that currently exists […]

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DUI defense specialist Ronnie Cole

A 38-year lawyer gave a Seneca audience this afternoon an informative and entertaining talk about the perils of driving in a drunken manner—especially in a state that comes down hard on those who commit DUI. Ronnie Cole of Anderson is known as a specialist in defending those charged with driving under the influence. And, for that, his reputation is known […]

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Top OSD leader mulls County Council run

On the eve of the start of qualifying, the Oconee School Board chairman has confirmed talk in Seneca that he’s contemplating a run for the County Council District Three seat. He’s Andy Inabinet, retired principal and an eight-year county school trustee. At noon tomorrow, those Seneca area residents wanting to succeed the late Archie Barron may begin to file with […]

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A stadium may come Walhalla’s way

The current Walhalla High sports a football stadium with a panoramic view of the mountains. And the school is line for a brand new stadium as part of the complex that’ll make for the new high school on highway 11—now under construction. Those stadiums may be factors in leading the county school board of trustees to deed a third stadium […]

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Job seekers, get ready!

A South Carolina Works Worklink hiring event takes place tomorrow morning in Anderson, and job seekers who attend are urged to look their best and bring several copies of their resumes. Employers will be present from 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson campus at 511 Michelin Boulevard. The confirmed employers to be present include First Quality Tissue, […]

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Restructure bill now law in SC

Senator Thomas Alexander applauds Governor Haley for helping push through a government re-structuring bill that’ll reform how the state’s business is done in Columbia. Haley’s signature yesterday made S. 22 law. It abolishes the five-member Budget and Control Board and creates the Department of Administration. That cabinet agency is to be responsible for executive and administrative functions. Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens […]

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