Textile maker expanding one county over

A major textile manufacturer is expanding productions plants in Rabun County, Georgia. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this week announced Parkdale Mills, the country’s largest maker of spun yard, will expand its Rabun Gap production plants—to create 210 new jobs and invest $85 million. The location is 815 John Beck Dockins Road in Rabun Gap. Clayton’s WRBN reports hiring has begun.

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River kayakers found safe

Two Chattooga kayakers, identified as a male and female, are reported safe this morning—the result of a rescue operation last night. Shane Gibbs of  Oconee Emergency Services says  search and rescue started around 6:30 last night and concluded it upon locating the kayakers  a couple of hours later in the Earles Ford area of the Wild and Scenic River.  He […]

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State Park attracts autumn’s visitors

So many visitors flock to the Oconee State Park in the fall that the park superintendent can’t tell July from October, as far as the numbers of those who camp, fish, and enjoy other forms of recreation. And Joanna White, the park superintendent, says she and her staff are getting ready for an increase in park users for the last […]

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153 extension goes to public hearing

A project to extend a major Pickens County highway goes to a public hearing next week in Easley. The DOT hearing takes place 5 to 7 Tuesday night, October 29 at the new Easley High School, 154 Green Wave Boulevard. The public may review and discuss with Department of Transportation representatives plans to extend SC 153 from its existing terminus […]

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Brown Room now a showcase for technology

For decades, Clemson University has paid homage to one of the state’s long ago political leaders with a room in its library containing many of the politician’s keepsakes. If you’ve visited the Edgar Brown Room at the Cooper Library, you’ll have noticed his photographs, certificates, hat rack, desk, chairs and conference tables. Brown was a state senator, known as the […]

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Central wishes it to be known….

The Pickens County town of Central takes the Federal Fair Housing Law seriously. That law holds that it’s illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin. According to a public service announcement being distributed on behalf of Central, anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file […]

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Angler’s delight: freshly-stock park lake

A specially-equipped fish hauling truck assisted South Carolina DNR workers this morning in stocking the campground lake at Oconee State Park with hundreds of sunfish and more than one thousand bluegill. It makes for a fisherman’s delight, and there were a couple of anglers anxious to cash in on the action. “We’ve worked with the State Park over the years […]

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Keowee students off to a running start!

More than 180 students at Keowee Elementary are off to a running start. They are members of the schoo’ls running club. Fifth grader Owen Kerr is the first student at his school to attain the distance of a marathon and, for that, received a pendant. For every three miles, a student logs during running club times, the reward is a […]

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CU to be funded by Make it in America Challenge

The U-S Commerce Department and others are sending Clemson University $3.5 million to support regional economic development and advanced skills training. It’s part of the federal government’s Make it in America Challenge and is designed to encourage U-S companies to keep, expand or re-shore their manufacturing operations—and jobs—in America, and to entice foreign companies to build facilities and make their […]

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Above all, it’s Concept #2

The Walhalla mayor and council agreed last night to direct Seamon Whiteside to develop Streetscape based on the engineer/design company’s suggested concept #2. At the end of a near two-hour City Hall meeting, the mayor and council approved #2 which reduces four blocks of Main to two lanes, provides a median, and keeps angle parking—though it’ll eliminate about 15 parking […]

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