Let’s fly away

A new, not-for-proft flying club in OconeeCounty says it can offer the novice lessons for as much as 40% less than what it would cost to enroll in a school for profit.  The Golden Corner Flying Club, stationed at the OconeeRegionalAirport, has formed based on guidelines of the Aircraft and Pilots Association.  Club President Redd Gardner says the club has […]

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Bartee seeks parole

Inmate James Bartee could gain parole next month—provided the state Probation and Parole Board agrees.  A spokesman today said Bartee, the one-time candidate for Oconee Sheriff, will go before the board of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Wednesday, August 5 in Columbia.  Bartee began serving a five-year term in September 2013, after his conviction in the General Sessions Court.  Pete […]

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It may be the cost of living, but people don’t like it

Walhalla utility customers are making known their displeasure this week after opening their water bills.  The city, effective yesterday, raised charges for customers inside and outside the city.  Those increased rates apply to the minimum charge as well as how many gallons are consumed each month.  Walhalla is beginning to raise money for a kitty to help pay for a […]

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Word on “Project Crystal”

Just what chemical company is behind the name “Project Crystal”?  Richard Blackwell believes the answer will come July 21—the next meeting date for the Oconee County Council.  The countyEconomic Development director says it’s going to mean a new employer in OconeeCounty in a new building.  So far, here’s what known about Project Crystal:  “This was formerly called Project Cane.  Project […]

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“Jeff Chee Way” good way for Oconee

A new OconeeCounty road that declares “Jeff Chee Way” means a good way for OconeeCounty.  Richard Blackwell would agree with that.  Jeff Chee Way is the name for the drive into the TDC Greenfield Industries growing complex on 123 between Seneca and Clemson.  Chee owns the company and his decision was likely the one that made Oconee the place to […]

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Another month passes, awaiting Michelin

Another month has passed without an announcement on whether Michelin is going to be the game-changer for the GoldenCornerCommercePark and the Fair Play area.  Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says patience is still a good virtue to await whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center.  About the prospects, Blackwell said, there were “three conversations just last week.”

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Latest Clemson research on bad sleep habits

If you’d rather sleep but can’t, you may take interest in new research at Clemson.  University researchers have found that poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control.  And that presents risks to personal and professional lives.  Sleep-deprived people are at risk to succumb to impulsive desires, in-attentiveness, and questionable decision-making.  Prior research indicates that poor sleep habits […]

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