Sandifer talking new company for Oconee


State Representative Bill Sandifer is talking optimistically that there will soon be an announcement on a company interested in locating a new facility in Oconee County that would bring jobs.  In his Fair-Town Times column, Sandifer wrote, “This project has involved a great deal of time and energy, but it’s been very exciting.  I am not able to share details […]

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Rotary presents a top award


The mother and daughter who own and operate a successful and growing floral and design business in Seneca received an award today symbolic of high ethical standards and the ideals of Rotary International.  Nan Dais and her daughter, Christine Dais, own and operate the Heartwarmers store in Dogwood Plaza Shopping. They were moved to tears today as Debbie Dubose, president […]

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Notice for dam, reservoir owners, operators

Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams today, and through the next several days, for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Owners of reservoirs should take the appropriate steps to safely lower the water level in their reservoir if additional storage for the anticipated […]

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Historic rain event possible

The Golden Corner is in store for rain event of historic proportions, according to the National Weather Service. The area is under a flash flood watch from Friday morning through Monday morning. Heavy rain, possibly up to 7 inches, is possible from the system as an upper low will remain stationary and Hurricane Joawuin moves near the Carolina coast. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn

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The sale of the old courthouse

After Tuesday next week, builder Tom Markovich may be on his way to realizing his dream to turn Oconee’s former courthouse into a hotel.  The County Council Tuesday night is set to give the first of three required readings to an ordinance that conveys the dilapidating building at Walhalla’s Main and S. Church to a Markovich group called “Historic Oconee […]

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Musin on Main moved inside

Westminster will move Music on Main tomorrow indoors to avoid the rain.  Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB predicts 100% rain chance tomorrow night, so the event will take place inside the Music Hall.  Everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn

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Caution urged due to possible Joaquin impact

Whether you are bound for what could be a wet Clemson game Saturday night or whether you simply want to get away from Hurricane Joaquinn’s effect on the low and mid state, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) urges motorists to use caution and avoid flooded roadways in the coming days.  Rain causes wet pavement, which reduces vehicle traction […]

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Projected: $3 million increase in uncompensated care

Hospitals within the Greenville Hospital System have attained success in steering nearly two thousand uninsured patients into programs that focus on education and care.  Yet the cost to hospitals for uncompensated care continues to rise.  The budget for Oconee Memorial Hospital for fiscal year 2016 includes about $29 million for charity and bad debt expense.  Hunter Kome, president of the […]

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Meeting tonight in Salem!

If you have an interest in Oconee County’s future, Salem is the place to be tonight.  At 6 o’clock at the Community Center, county planning staff will present an updated version of the Oconee Comprehensive Plan.  Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development, says everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn

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