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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Richard Blackwell savors the success

The economic development director for Oconee savors recent success of the county’s efforts to bring in new jobs and maintain existing ones.  Production has started slowly at the county’s newest manufacturing operation, but Richard Blackwell predicts Baxter Enterprises will soon pick up the pace.  So far, two employees are on the job at the first building inside the Information and […]

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Willard D. Kelley

Walhalla, SC— Willard D. Kelley, 73, husband of Margi Ann Kelley, of 909 White Cut Road, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Friday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral […]

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