Oconee loses its golf equipment plant

The very last day in July was the last day that Oconee County County’s golf equipment plant operated from its long-time location near Westminster. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, said, to Oconee County’s regret, Taylor Made is now operating at its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty. Taylor Made’s plans to move one county […]

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Business Start-Up Guide completed

A special committee of Oconee businesses and government stakeholders worked to compile a “Business Start-Up Guide” specific to Oconee County. It was an initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The guide provides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step information and specific contacts within Oconee on how to establish a successful business. The “Business Start-Up Guide” is available for download at www.InvestOconeeSC.com and in […]

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Suspect arrested in one-year old burglary case

A deputy sheriff chased and arrested a man who ran into a briar patch near the Long Creek Highway. The man arrested Friday faces multiple charges including public disorderly conduct in the neighborhood of the Johnny Cox Road near Westminster. According to the Sheriff’s Office, among the charges placed against Jesse Eugene Mulkey of the Butts Farm Road are burglary […]

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Drug arrests made in loft above shop building

A complaint about unauthorized people on the premises led Oconee sheriff’s officers last week to the arrests of two persons on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Law enforcement records identify those arrested as Rachel Nicole Edmiston of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster and Nicholas Allen Palmer of Land O Lakes, Florida. The Sheriff’s […]

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Splitting a “T” bill

  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority will convert a U-S Treasury bill into a brokered certificate of deposit which a financial advisor promises will draw higher interest. At maturity, the “T” bill will be worth $1.2 million. The JRSA commissioners last night agreed to split that bill into smaller certificates . VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Revenue sharing deferred to exectuive session

The Joint Regional Sewer commissioners went behind closed doors last night to hear their attorney discuss the controversial topic of a $610 thousand revenue sharing agreement with Oconee County Council. The issue was only briefly referred to during the commissioners’ open session and went to executive session after JRSA attorney Larry Brandt said, “I think I need to brief you […]

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Deep Orange 4 concept car unveiled

At an industry meeting today, Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is showing off the latest concept vehicle of its automotive engineering students. Deep Orange 4 is being shown in its final form in Traverse City Michigan. The vehicle is based on the BMW X3 and is designed as a versatile vehicle that targets the niche market of SUV […]

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Charges filed in Tamassee incident

Over the weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers filed a pair of charges against a 41-year old man who was wounded when he entered a home last week in the Tamassee Community. Bradley Payne, the man shot, has now been charged with assault and battery third degree and burglary second degree. According to authorities, the homeowner who shot Payne will not be […]

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Clemson prepares for return of students

The quiet that is Clemson in summer will soon pass. The city and the university are preparing for the annual return of the students. The Welcome Back Festival is planned for Monday, August 18, which means part of the main thoroughfare will close for part of that evening. Affected will be College Avenue, from Keith Street to highway 93 from […]

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Tech president offers advice

Tri-County Tech’s president says a goal-setting plan that is used toward a college degree is the same kind of plan that can help graduates in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Ronnie Booth imparted that advice during his commencement address to the college’s graduates. Tech’s 49th summer commencement took place Thursday at the Anderson Civic Center, and 325 students were […]

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