Dirt moved at SC 11 industry park

  A massive amount of dirt has been moved on the property that is being developed by Oconee County on highway 11 for multi-use.  On the property that has been designated the Oconee Workforce and Economic Development Project construction gets underway this summer on the county’s campus of Tri-County Technical College.  Eventually, to occupy space next to the Tech campus […]

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Invitations go out for groundbreaking

  Invitations have gone out for a ceremony next month to break ground for Oconee’s newest industrial park—the Industry and Technology Park off s. highway 11.  There are already a couple of tenants in the park—Baxter Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Mold Carolina.  Even though hiring continues for jobs there, Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says August is the date that […]

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Real I-D coming, just a matter of time, says senator

A new form of identity for security purposes is coming to South Carolina.  It’s just a matter of time, according to the resident state senator, Thomas Alexander.  The Oconee-Pickens senator says South Carolina is currently under an extension to comply.  Eventually, however, South Carolinians will require a Real I-D card or passport to travel by air, even if it is […]

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Clemson water taste and odor

The undesirable taste and odor that emanates from Clemson drinking water is the result of what’s called a naturally-occurring algal bloom.  According to the City of Clemson Utilities Department and the Anderson Regional Joint Water System, the algae are producing two compounds that, while not harmful to human health, make for an earthy taste and aroma many find objectionable. Rigorous testing, […]

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Phone outage subject of civil lawsuit

Disrupted landline telephone service in parts of southern Oconee County nearly two years ago is at the heart of a civil lawsuit filed this week in the Common Pleas Court.  Bellsouth Telecommunications, which does business as A-T-and-T in South Carolina, is asking for a jury trial to assess damages against S and S Construction Company of Anderson.  According to the […]

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Land deal secures important piece of Oconee history

One of Oconee’s leading historians is smiling about a land purchase that will preserve the spot from which the county’s name of Indian origin was derived.  Luther Lyle of the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina in Walhalla says an 11-year effort to acquire privately-owned property became final a week ago.  The property is home to Oconee Town, the small Cherokee […]

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Clemson rated best viewing for the eclipse

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts Clemson is one of the U-S cities most likely to enjoy clear weather during the August 21 total solar eclipse.  It also should have the best viewing conditions in South Carolina.  NOAA forecasts Clemson has a 75% chance of having viewable conditions on the day of the eclipse and is ranked highest […]

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Suspicious package closes City Hall

The City Hall in Toccoa, Georgia closed for much of the day yesterday as law enforcement secured a suspicious package.  WNEG Radio quoted Police Chief Tim Jarrell as saying, “A city employee went to the night drop box to retrieve payments that had been made to the city for utilities. While they were running it through the envelope opening machine, […]

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