Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits

Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits, 86, of 345 Dutch Fork Road, West Union died Sunday at Greennville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Weymon Waits.  She was a native of Martin, Georgia. Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Martin Baptisty Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of […]

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The business of the Economic Alliance

“If you want to play, you have to pay.” That is how Bob Hill phrased in on Friday when the policymakers for the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that ex-officio members of the alliance board of directors who do not pay membership dues will be ineligible to cast votes. As vice-chairman, Hill presided at Friday’s board meeting. The alliance is a […]

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How the Sheriff’s Office will spend the holiday weekend

Oconee sheriff’s officers this holiday weekend will patrol both the highways and the water ways. The Sheriff’s Office realizes that many people will imbibe over the Memorial Day period, but stresses that people should not drink and drive, nor should they run a boat or other watercraft while under the influence. Open containers are not allowed in county parks and […]

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“A-COG” boss gets a look at Oconee

Oconee County played host recently to a special visitor. The executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, Scott Hamilton, got a tour of the county a month and a half ago, with State Senator Thomas Alexander helping to guide the visitor. According to Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, the trip was beneficial to both Hamilton and to […]

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Could June be the month?

The latest on whether Michelin is going to commit to build a distribution center inside Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play is that the decision could come next month. In his report given today, Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance said this about Michelin: “Hearing June from the company as the timeframe as to which they would go […]

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Moulder suggests a new spec building

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, made known today his top locations for where the next spec building should go. Moulder spoke at a meeting of the board of the county Economic Alliance when the discussion turned to whether the county is missing out by not having at least a shell of a building immediately available to a prospect. Moulder […]

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William Cecil Merck

William Cecil Merck, 80, of 226 Flat Shoals Road, Salem died Tuesday at GHS/Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Doris Virginia Smith. The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Flat Shoals Baptist Church; the burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at the church. […]

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Frances Gambrell Madden

Frances Gambrell Madden, 90, of 660 Keowee Trail, Seneca died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Judson E. Madden. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Tuesday, May 26 at Seneca Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at Seneca Baptist Church.  In place of flowers, memorials may […]

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Final walk-thru at new jail late next month

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says no major issues or concerns cropped up during an inspection Wednesday of Oconee’s new $16.2 million jail. The contractor is going thru a punch list and doing some touch-up painting. State Department of Corrections’ officials return late next month for what’s called a final walk-thru. Crenshaw says that means the actual opening is now targeted for […]

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