Setback for effort to keep manufacturing plant

August 22, 2014

A national newspaper reports that complications have arisen over Medtronic’s effort to buy Covidien, and Oconee’s economic development recruiter admits the complications don’t bode well for the county to convince the buyer to keep the seller’s plant operating near Seneca. But Richard Blackwell says it hasn’t stopped Oconee’s effort to hold onto the long-time maker…

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Moper rider hurt in Seneca

August 22, 2014

A passenger on a moped required emergency hospital treatment this afternoon after an accident at a Seneca traffic light intersection. The police say the accident occurred late this morning when the moped bumped a car that had come to a stop at a red light at Wells Highway and S. Radio Station Road.

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Fugitive from justice arrest in Oconee

August 22, 2014

A 36-year old man, wanted by the state of Georgia, has been arrested in Oconee County on the charge of fugitive from justice. Walter Bud Shook Jr. was being held last night in the county Detention Center, where Clark County, Georgia had placed a hold for Shook to answer to a charge of probation violation…

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Clemson enrollment strong

August 22, 2014

There’s a simple reason why Clemson is a busier place this week: the return of more than 21 thousand students. The opening enrollment includes more than 3,400 freshmen and 1,200 transfer students. Official numbers won’t be available until October. Students may continue to register through August 26.

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Ground broken for Goodwill and Job Connection

August 22, 2014

Near Seneca where a restaurant (Ryan’s) once stood are now grounds ready for new construction and a new purpose. Public and private interests turned out this morning for a symbolic break of ground for the new Goodwill Store and Job Connection. Actual construction is set to begin Monday. The ceremony was led by Patrick Michaels,…

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Trustees chairman raises hopes for an ordinance

August 22, 2014

The ink has dried on an assistant attorney’s general opinion covering the disposition of taxes and fees accrued from Oconee County delinquent collections. But the chairman of the school board is hopeful for an eventual settlement in favor of the public schools. Andy Inabinet indicated yesterday all it would take would be an Oconee County…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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