Adjusting the articles of incorporation

The entity that manages Seneca-owned properties, such as the former Pro Pex building that is being restored for economic development, is changing some of the articles of its incorporation. City Administrator Greg Dietterick advised the mayor and city council last night that the adoption of an amendment to the articles of incorporation are aimed at qualifying the Seneca Facilities Corporation […]

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Group to tour Greenwood today

An Oconee County group will make a one-day tour today of Greenwood, with the expectation that they’ll see some things that’ll be instructive for municipalities that want to do more about revitalization. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says those leaving for the trip today represent the county, three of its municipalities, the chambers of commerce, and […]

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Change seen at Sanctuary Pointe

Change noticed at Sanctuary Pointe 0730, Wed., 29 October 2014..lrm A gate has now been installed at the front of the property under lease by the group that hopes to develop a two-mile peninsula on Lake Hartwell, at exit one in Fair Play. And those who’ve looked at the front of the Sanctuary Pointe project property from the end of […]

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Tom Ervin exits race for Governor

When he visited Walhalla last month, Tom Ervin vowed he was going to win the race for Governor. But now the Independent Republican from Anderson has pulled out of the race, a week before the election, and has cast his support to Democrat Vincent Sheheen in Sheheen’s quest to defeat Republican incumbent Nikki Haley. In a statement, Ervin conceded that […]

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Ebola response plan

The Greenville Health System has developed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals, such as Oconee Memorial, and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide regional referral system. More details about the regional system are to be released later this week. GHS officials say they already had extensive protocols in place to safely treat patients with […]

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“Call to Action” staged against domestic violence

About 250 people rallied last night in Walhalla to hear a message for them to use faith and get involved in helping to eliminate domestic violence. Among the speakers, Becky Callaham of the domestic shelter organization Safe Harbor said most victims of domestic violence are not hearing their pastors speak about the subject. Callaham added, at times, when the message […]

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Cars of the future to be demonstrated in Greenville

Cars that drive themselves, electric vehicles that charge wirelessly and other automotive technology that once seemed straight out of science fiction will be put in the spotlight this week when automotive experts from throughout the Southeast gather in Greenville. An event Thursday and Friday will showcase the growing research and development capabilities in South Carolina’s automotive sector. Seminars will take […]

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John Dalen champions a lawsuit

A Westminster businessman who has been fighting a bank’s attempt to foreclose on his home is spreading the word about a lawsuit that originated nearly 300 miles away. And John Dalen says if the plaintiffs succeed, it could mean money for Oconee County government. At a recent Oconee County Council meeting, Dalen handed out copies of a lawsuit that challenges […]

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Whitewater Falls work project

The U-S Forest Service plans to replace water lines at the Whitewater Falls Recreation Area in Jackson County, North Carolina beginning Monday, November 17 and finishing Wednesday, November 26. The work depends on the weather, and the recreation area will remain open during the project. Access and egress will be limited to one lane. The restroom facilities will be closed […]

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