Tuesday hearing likely to be minus certain details

On tap at next week’s Oconee County Council meeting is a hearing to allow the public to sound off on “Project Sarah”—the county code-named project that has been revealed to involve Michelin North America. A Michelin operation, offering high-paying jobs, has been the talk all over Oconee, especially in southern Oconee where it appears destined for the county’s Golden Corner […]

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Builder unveils new plan for old courthouse

Home builder Tom Markovich sees potential for Oconee’s old courthouse and last night convinced a committee of the Oconee County Council to consider his plan further. However, before recommending that the full council vote on allowing Markovich and his partner, Herb Witter, to proceed the council’s real estate and facilities committee directed County Administrator Scott Moulder to confer with Markovich […]

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Industry park prospect called “solid”

Besides Michelin, there’s word that Oconee County has prospects for at least two more economic development projects. And last night Scott Moulder, the county administrator, referred to a concrete prospect for the Seneca Rail Site, property which the county and the city are partnering to develop into an industrial park. Moulder told members of an Oconee County Council committee that […]

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Fire takes heavy toll near Westminster

Fire fighters from two states needed 30 minutes early last night to bring a home fire under control near Westminster. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the homeowner on Knox Cove Road near the Toccoa Highway came home and discovered the fire. No one was hurt, but the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing assistance to […]

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Anita Bearden calls for better “CAT” service

Clemson Area Transit rider Anita Bearden of Seneca is a believer in bus passenger service, but she has a few suggestions for city and county officials. Since September, she has been keeping tabs on the service and speaking to other riders about their experiences. Since switching to an all-electric fleet of buses three months ago, Bearden has noticed delays on […]

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Clemson rental housing rules changing

Clemson city leaders are contemplating change in their city’s rules covering inspections of rental housing.  The proposed changes can be viewed by clicking “Rental Housing Information” on the city homepage at www.cityofclemson.org.  If you are a resident or business owner in Clemson and wish to comment on the proposed amendments, you may voice your opinion at a hearing next week.  […]

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2nd suspect surrenders in Jeep theft case

A second Oconee County man has been arrested in the investigation of a stolen Jeep last month near Clemson. According to the Sheriff’s Office, larceny charges were placed against John Paul Simmons when the 37-year old West Union resident turned himself over yesterday to officers from the warrants division. Simmons and Joshua Wayne Griffin are now accused of taking a […]

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Good citizen award for seven Seneca students

Seven students at Seneca High School have been nominated by the faculty for this year’s Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The students were nominated on four qualities: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Nominated were Melissa Bergey, Celeste Wearing, Brett Sherley, Zach Darst, Trey Scheiper, Josiah Thorsland, and Bailee Hawkins. They wrote an essay that will […]

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Blood Connection shows its appreciation to Oconee students

  Students at Oconee’s HamiltonCareerCenter recently donated a total of 90 units to the Blood Connection, the organization which supplies the region’s blood needs.  And, to show its appreciation, the Blood Connection gave $1 thousand to the career center’s chapter of Health Occupations Students of America.  Each unit of blood donated has the potential to help three people in need.  […]

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