German official impressed by OC industry park

No German company interested in expanding to North America may do that without having gone thru the German-American Chamber Ambassador in Atlanta. That individual, according to Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Development Office, makes regular trips between Atlanta and Greenville. And recently Blackwell’s office managed to entice the site consultant to visit Oconee County. Blackwell and EDC project manager […]

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Normally, the holidays mean….

In the game of attracting economic development, the end of the year holidays ushers in a quiet time for activity. But, in the opinion of Oconee’s top economic recruiter, the county may have one good announcement before 2013 becomes history. Richard Blackwell referred to that project today as Project (code-named) GDA, an existing Oconee County company. And Blackwell hinted today […]

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EDC meeting may have been the last, as constitueted

This morning’s regular meeting of the Oconee Economic Development Commission may have been its last ever—as currently constituted. It’s likely to depend on how the proposal to merge EDC with the Oconee Alliance fares during next week’s County Council meeting. Just in case, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, the ordinance creating the EDC will remain on the books—in the […]

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Cars strike trees near Walhalla

Emergency responders have gone to West Union’s Collins Road to give help to a motorist whose car has struck a tree. Walhalla Fire Department answered a second call of that nature yesterday, when a female motorist’s car hit a tree on the Hesse Highway. Near Seneca yesterday morning, on the Tokeena Road, fire broke out in a bucket truck cutting […]

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“Limited Government of Oconee” strategy meeting

Last night’s meeting of “Limited Government for Oconee” was limited in attendance. Eleven people attended, but those there vowed to work to increase their numbers between now and General Election time next year. Britt Adams of Seneca, who presided, led the group in strategy on working to defeat what’s expected to be a one-cent sales tax proposition bound for the […]

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Home fire near Westminster

A late night fire near Westminster kept fire fighters from several stations at the scene for more than three hours. No one reported hurt in the mobile home on Long Creek Highway, near the Welcome Church Road. Oconee Fire Control sounded the first alarm shortly before midnight.

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SHS students nominated for award

Ten students at Seneca High School have been nominated by the faculty for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The students were nominated for dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, and all wrote an essay to be judged by a committee from the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of National Society DAR in Seneca. The ten students are Monica […]

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Here’s a clarification!

Not so fast on that legal opinion from the state on a tax dispute between the Oconee Treasurer and the county School District. By email yesterday, spokesman Mark Powell of the South Carolina Attorney’s General Office estimated the opinion would be ready in two to three weeks. Powell called 96.3/WGOG NEWS this afternoon to say he should have said to […]

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Ordinance 2013-36

When it comes to its dealings with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Oconee County wants to put it in writing. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, first reading of an ordinance is scheduled that’ll require “detailed invoices” to the county from the JRSA. According to Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the ordinance will also formally request that a County Council member and the […]

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Two spring time fishing tourneys

Oconee County can look forward to at least two large fishing tournaments next spring. At today’s meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission, Director Phil Shirley announced for March an FLW tourney at Lake Hartwell and a college fishing tournament at Lake Keowee. Hundred of anglers will enter, and Shirley says that means cash registers will ring at local […]

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