Word on “Project Crystal”

Just what chemical company is behind the name “Project Crystal”?  Richard Blackwell believes the answer will come July 21—the next meeting date for the Oconee County Council.  The countyEconomic Development director says it’s going to mean a new employer in OconeeCounty in a new building.  So far, here’s what known about Project Crystal:  “This was formerly called Project Cane.  Project […]

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“Jeff Chee Way” good way for Oconee

A new OconeeCounty road that declares “Jeff Chee Way” means a good way for OconeeCounty.  Richard Blackwell would agree with that.  Jeff Chee Way is the name for the drive into the TDC Greenfield Industries growing complex on 123 between Seneca and Clemson.  Chee owns the company and his decision was likely the one that made Oconee the place to […]

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Another month passes, awaiting Michelin

Another month has passed without an announcement on whether Michelin is going to be the game-changer for the GoldenCornerCommercePark and the Fair Play area.  Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says patience is still a good virtue to await whether the manufacturer will locate a distribution center.  About the prospects, Blackwell said, there were “three conversations just last week.”

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Latest Clemson research on bad sleep habits

If you’d rather sleep but can’t, you may take interest in new research at Clemson.  University researchers have found that poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control.  And that presents risks to personal and professional lives.  Sleep-deprived people are at risk to succumb to impulsive desires, in-attentiveness, and questionable decision-making.  Prior research indicates that poor sleep habits […]

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Tri-County’s “Honors Experience”

Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege will roll out a new program this fall for high-performing students.  Dr. Kate Williams says, “The Honors Program is for students who want to be active learners, are highly motivated and capable, want to stretch their minds and make the most of their academic experience at Tri-County.”  Williams is one of the team leaders.  Participants must be enrolled in […]

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Not enough, but a start

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce eye on the South Carolina legislature this year has produced a comment about what’s in the new state budget for road repairs and maintenance.  Statewide, the figure is $216 million dollars.  Of which, $4.8 million will be allocated to the Oconee Transportation Committee, the county’s “C” fund committee.  According to the chamber, this won’t do […]

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Blood drives to meet the demand

The Blood Connection is carrying out blood drives all week, to meet the demand before and after the July 4 holiday.  A bloodmobile van will set up today from noon until 4 o’clock at the OconeeMemorialHospital.  The community’s blood donation center reminds people that every two seconds, someone needs blood.  And this is a time of the year for challenges […]

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Hearing continued, defendant in hospital

The Seneca judge put a stop to a contempt hearing when he found out the defendant was in the hospital.   The city wanted to proceed today, but Judge Danny Singleton was uncomfortable by the absence of the Rev. Efford Haynes.  Seneca has been pushing for an order requiring Haynes to bring to building code his large building downtown that sits […]

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Restaurant forced to temporarily close

A restaurant at Bountyland has been forced to close temporarily as the result of an electrical fire.  Seneca fire fighters discovered an electric meter box on fire and sparks flying at the Taco Riendo near the Bountyland traffic lights.  They aren’t sure if the cause for what happened is related to yesterday’s storm.  For a time yesterday, fire fighters directed […]

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