AG MUSEUM OF SC HOSTING FARM DAY EVENT

Make plans to attend Old Farm Day on Saturday, March 25, from 10am until 3pm. This one-day festival celebrates the Upstate’s rich farming heritage, showcasing antique tractors, cotton gins, hay baler, small engines and tractors. Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Sponsored by The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina and the Pendleton Historic […]

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Helen Ruth Griffin Moore

Walhalla, SC— Helen Ruth Griffin Moore, 78, wife of the late Joseph WT Moore, of 312 Poplar Springs Road, Walhalla, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at Pruitt Health in Pickens, SC.   A native of Rabun County, GA, Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Magdaline Swafford Griffin. She was a homemaker and of the […]

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Jeanette Stone

Mt. Rest – Jeanette Stone, 85, of 658 Cassidy Bridge Road, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her residence.      Born in Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rachel “Bessie” Cobb Stone.  Ms. Stone was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Grove Baptist Church.      Survivors include a brother, Dewey Stone […]

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Dorothy Morris

   Seneca – Dorothy Wicker Morris, 91, of 155 Morris Drive, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at her residence.      Mrs. Morris was twice married, first to the late Walter “Edward” Morris and second to the late Elmer Morris.      Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Jacob “Jake” William and Beulah Branyon Wicker.  […]

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Lucille Hanvey

Walhalla, SC—Lucille Hanvey, 87, wife of the late of Walhalla passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Hanvey was the daughter of the late Mrs. Hanvey is survived by her daughter: Karen Pemley of Anderson; In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hanvey is preceded in death […]

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Investor to Acquire Covidien

Soon the “Available” sign will disappear from in front of the former Covidien Plant. Richard Blackwell with Oconee Economic Alliance says an investor is to acquire the building, along with additional property around the plant, effective April 10. Plans are to find a tenant, or failing that, tear down the building.

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Westminster man dies in Sunday evening wreck

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a 72-year-old man died Sunday from injuries sustained during a traffic collision. The wreck happened near 195 Snow Creek Road in Seneca at about 6 PM Sunday. Addis says James Walter Olbon of Oakway Road, Westminster, died from multiple blunt force injuries. The coroner says there will be no autopsy.

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Trump “rhetoric” to play to Oconee advantage?

President Donald Trump’s push to stop the exodus of U-S manufacturing to countries such as Mexico could play into the hands of Oconee County.  The reason, according to the Economic Alliance’s Richard Blackwell, is that one of the county’s “hot” prospects is an Oconee-based company wanting to expand and is considering both Oconee and Mexico for that expansion.  Blackwell is […]

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Three economic development projects are “wins”

  Soon there will come an announcement from Columbia that Oconee County will keep an employer that originated operations in the county more than 60 years ago.  For now, however, the Oconee Economic Alliance has code-named the project “Goggles.”  Goggles could have moved to Florida, but Richard Blackwell says it is staying in Oconee County, with the County Council set […]

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