Moulder calls it a re-affirmation

What Scott Moulder heard at a meeting today was music to the ears of the Oconee County administrator. What the South Carolina State Ports Authority has to offer in the way of its main port in Charleston and its new in-land port at Greer is a re-affirmation, Moulder says, of the county’s partnership with Seneca to further adapt industrial property […]

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South Carolina’s main port takes no backseat

The main South Carolina port at Charleston is a busy place, but an official says you can expect the harbor port to become an even busier place in the future as the port improves, expands and adds customers. Jack Ellenburg of the South Carolina State Ports Authority elicited  wows from the crowd hearing him at today’s business forum of the […]

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Dangerous exotic signs available

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is spreading the word to owners of all dangerous exotic animals in Oconee County that warnings signs are available for posting. In a meeting this week, Crenshaw and members of an Oconee County Council public safety committee agreed to ask residents who own such animals to voluntarily place a sign on their door to warn law enforcement […]

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Wal-Mart worker arrested

A man who worked at the Seneca Wal-Mart has been arrested and charged with taking about $5 thousand in cash from the store. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kenneth Dewayne McElreath on Tuesday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Sheriff’s reports identified the 38-year old McElreath as a former assistant Wal-Mart manager who was […]

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Heavy equipment work recommended at industrial park

Up to $370 thousand worth of improvements are being recommended at Oconee’s under-construction Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair Play. And County Council Tuesday next week will consider a recommendation that the county rent the necessary heavy construction equipment to complete the task. The recommendation before council Tuesday night is divide the rental agreement among Greenville area contactors: Blanchard Equipment […]

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Economic Alliance holds forum

An official of the South Carolina State Ports Authority drops anchor tomorrow morning in Oconee County, to make a presentation on how the authority is working to compete in today’s global economy and the importance of a new “inland port” in Greer. Jack Ellenburg, senior vice president of economic development and projects, is guest speaker for tomorrow’s 8 a-m Oconee […]

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Second Seneca museum to move forward

After an executive session, Seneca City Council committed the city to build its first museum reflecting local African-American history. According to Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, the council approved the drawings for the project. Those drawings are now to be sent to the finance committee for action on how the city will fund a project that could cost around $500 thousand dollars. […]

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Where exactly is the restaurant?

At its location in front of Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the McDonald’s Restaurant has long been known as the West Union McDonald’s. But where exactly does the popular restaurant sit—in or outside town limits? Mayor Linda Oliver says a determination carries great importance, with implications to town taxes and building permits. The town hopes to rely on its new town […]

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Ann Sullivan transitions to new town attorney

An attorney at Seneca has begun to transition in as the new attorney for the town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver says she and the town council made Ann Sullivan the choice two weeks ago to succeed Paul Cain, who resigned after his election to the Oconee County Council. Oliver says she has a meeting Friday with Sullivan to […]

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Economic development “matters” make for private meeting

Oconee County Council has announced it will hold a special meeting next week to talk about three economic development matters—not specified in the announcement of the meeting. Monday’s 5:30 meeting is planned as an executive session. Yesterday, on display in the office of the Oconee Economic Alliance, was an overhead photograph of the Seneca Rail Site industrial park property below […]

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