Little Mountain firm recommended for big job

Oconee County made quick work of yesterday’s bids to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce Park. An amended agenda for County Council Tuesday includes a staff recommendation to accept the low bidder’s (D S Utilities of Little Mountain, S.C.) offer to do the job for $6.6 million. The county is willing to include a 10% contingent which would bring the total […]

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Public’s help requested

SC DHEC and three Upstate water facilities are seeking information from the public about the illegal dumping of hazardous materials into sewer systems. An investigation into the origin of the materials is underway by state and federal authorities. Through routine sampling, three publicly-owned treatment works learned that substances containing poly-chlorinated bi-phenyls have been illegally introduced into the waste water collections […]

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“A chip in the shoulder”

Oconee Humane Society officials say a good way to find Fido if he gets lost is an identification chip on the dog’s shoulder. From 10 to 2 tomorrow, technicians at the Animal Shelter on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca will attach the chip to your dog for $20. According to the Humane Society it’s a simple, painless procedure.

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“A long time coming,” Moulder said

Encouraged by the dollar figures he heard at yesterday’s bid opening, the Oconee County administrator today said the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer bids should be evaluated in time for a recommendation for action during Tuesday’s meeting the county council. The agenda is crafted in a way for a recommendation to be voted Tuesday and, according to Scott Moulder, a […]

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Europe’s loss to be OC’s gain

Some new details were provided this morning about a couple of code-named projects that are in the pipeline to make investments in Oconee County. Two companies are planning to move machinery and business lines from Europe to existing Oconee County operations. One, according to the E-D Office’s Richard Blackwell, is to mean a capital investment of $12 million and at […]

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Shaking OC’s land-buying reputation

Officials at the Oconee Economic Development Commission are intent to turn around the county’s reputation for buying real estate. And Richard Blackwell, the economic development director, vowed this morning his office will accomplish this by beginning to fill up available space for manufacturers and other job-producing companies. Hank Field, commission chairman, acknowledged what he called under the breath comments about […]

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Faires will not serve after all

The potential for dual-office holding is costing Seneca’s Bob Faires a spot on the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission. Mayor Dan Alexander this week announced Faires’ appointment as Seneca’s representative to the commission. This morning, however, County Administrator Scott Moulder said Faires’ service as a member of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority would raise questions of dual office holding. […]

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Woodward a Streetscape supporter

Unless an unexpected write-in campaign emerges and changes the outcome, Danny Woodward can count the days until he fills an empty seat on Walhalla City Council. And when that day comes, the holdover mayor and council members will find that when it comes to Streetscape they’ll have a supporter in Woodward. He lives just down Main Street from where a […]

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Westminster in need of updated plan

Westminster leaders are pressing for an updated comprehensive plan for their city. They turned last night to a representative of the government service agency that wrote the last plan in 1990. With funds allocated by the city council, Westminster Planning Commission looks to contract with the Appalachian Council of Governments. Last night the planning commissioners met with A-COG’s Chip Bentley, […]

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