Editorial—“The Covidien Ramification

The stark reality is that apparently nothing could have been done on the local level to avert last week’s wrenching announcement that Covidient is moving its entire Seneca workload to Costa Rica. Local government leaders say that once they got a whiff that something was afoot, they tried to contact officials of the Massachusetts-based company, but were unsuccessful at establishing […]

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Editorial—Dusting Off PFP’s Plan

The new Walhalla City Council is moving to take a stab at the Partners for Progress Plan for a streetscape project in downtown Walhalla. When the plan was completed a few years ago, a scare ran through the downtown that the plan would make so many changes that they would be counterproductive to the benefits. There appears to be consensus […]

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Seneca-Clemson MPO makes sense

With every Census, population increases move Oconee County closer to what the federal government calls metropolitan planning zones. A pro active reaction by the Seneca City Council may save the city from some day being gobbled up by a metropolitan planning organization in which the larger city Greenville holds sway. Greg Dietterick, the Seneca city administrator, had little trouble convincing […]

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Bank project good sign for Walhalla

An architectural-style building so reminiscent of the mid to late 20th century will soon be replaced by a new Blue Ride Bank at the corner of Main and College in Walhalla. The new-look Blue Ridge Bank will incorporate the look of a mountain bank. And, why not, for the higher elevations are within eyeshot. But the new investment being made […]

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Stand up against domestic violence

The recent tragedies that took lives and injured Oconeeans in cases of murder-suicide and other crimes in the home place have prompted some of our community’s leaders to step up a public awareness effort. As assistant solicitor Lindsey Simmons put it, it’s important for everyone to understand that violence in the home is no longer a private matter. It’s a […]

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