Students invited to sign up for free college-bound test

Many Oconee students hope to enter post-secondary education.  But the entrance to most of those education institutions requires students to submit test scores that meet established criteria.  An example is the A-C-T test.  Eleventh graders have a chance to take the test during the school day at no charge.  Those students should go to their school guidance office before Monday […]

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Walhalla offers incentives to restaurant

If it will locate inside Walhalla, a restaurant chain may take advantage of incentives approved this week by the city council.  Surveyors have been seen on SC 28 property near Super Service, and fronting that 28 property is believed to be where arrangements are being made to locate a Bojangles.  Incentives approved by a vote during Tuesday’s council meeting are […]

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Repairs needed for milling machinery

The contractor hopes to finish the milling operation today on the remaining Main Street blocks in downtown Walhalla once repairs to the equipment are completed.  Today’s work schedule for Hutch ‘n Son also includes the final concrete on the crosswalk at the intersection of Spring and Main on the south side, a couple of small pours on the side streets. A […]

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Why does the lake level fluctuate?

A Duke Energy official credited with making complicated information easily understand will address a public forum next week at the World of Energy.  “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—invites the public for George Galleher’s presentation at 6:30 Thursday night, February 25.  For Duke, Galleher is responsible for power generation hydro operations and compliance.  The forum is titled, “Pumped Storage 101” and “FOLKS” […]

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Haley to appear with Rubio at Clemson

Republican hopeful Marco Rubio, in the company of Gov Nikki Haley from whom he has her endorsement, will appear for a rally tomorrow night at Clemson University.  Joining Rubio and Haley for the event will be Sen. Tim Scott.  According to the Rubio campaign, the event will take place at 7:30 at the Madren Conference Center Pavilion.  Doors open at […]

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Oconee to be represented on hospital board

At a meeting yesterday, the Greenville Health System approved nominees for open seats on the board of GHS, along with what are described as broader boards to form a not-for-profit multi-regional system.  GHS oversees the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  All but one of the new board members lives in the Upstate and one with a Greenville background now lives in Kershaw […]

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Recogntion for Oconee economic efforts

A magazine geared toward U-S companies has recognized the Oconee Economic Alliance as a top economic development corporation.  The Oconee group gets a mention in the current Global Trade magazine as one of 18 organizations and the only one from South Carolina.  The magazine salutes Oconee Economic Alliance for securing $190 million worth of capital investments in 36 months. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Wagner launches his campaign today

The long-time Oconee County deputy solicitor, David Wagner, will apsire during this election year to move one more rung up the political ladder.  An Anderson County resident, Wagner will officially announced that he will run for the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor to succeed his boss, Chrissy Adams of Seneca, who is bowing out for health reasons.  Wagner has called […]

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Multi-million dollar drug trafficking dismantled

Law enforcement authorities are expressing confidence they have dismantled a multi-million drug trafficking operation based in Stephens County, Georgia—an operation that impacts Oconee County.  The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office in Cleveland, Georgia yesterday announced that 200 officers were serving nearly 50 search and arrest warrants.  A special agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified Barrow County resident and […]

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