Economic Alliance expands membership

February 21, 2014

At an inaugural meeting today, the board that governs the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that more is better. Its chairman, Glenn Buddin, says the board decided to expand membership from 19 to 27. The additional members will include ex-officio seats for community representative and paying private sector representatives. Having a board so large creates the…

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New economy forces developers to be patient

February 21, 2014

An ambitious project envisioned for Oconee’s southern tip remains in the waiting stage for the necessary investment money. One of the developers said today said the reality of today’s economy forces them to stay patient. But El Henry told a large gathering at Seneca there have been some recent promising development. Expressions of interest, as…

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Why Spartanburg and not Oconee?

February 21, 2014

A representative of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, speaking in Oconee County, would not directly answer a question today as to whether a Japanese company had ever considered Oconee as a location for its next global manufacturing plant. Nor would Allison Skipper say if Oconee County had even been under consideration. However, Richard Blackwell…

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Oconee Christian Academy baseball clinic

February 21, 2014

The sound of a bat hitting a baseball will soon be a common sound all over the country, and tomorrow the Oconee Christian Academy gets ready for the new season. A Triple Crown clinic takes place 9 a-m to 1 p-m on campus. Training sessions will include bunting, hitting, fielding, throwing, base running and sliding.  

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OCC 3: a two-way race

February 21, 2014

Qualifying ended at Walhalla today for the next contest aimed at filling the vacant Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. And it ended with no changes—meaning that Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet will head into a Republican special primary April 1. The nominee will head into a special May election without any other ballot opposition.…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Season ends for Oconee basketball teams

February 21, 2014

In high school basketball playoffs on Thursday, the Greenville Red Raiders put an end to the season for Seneca’s boys with a 57-51 win. Walhalla’s boys fell on the road at Traveler’s Rest 65-53. Elsewhere the Tamassee-Salem girls saw their season come to a close with a 74-24 loss to Christ Church. The TS boy’s…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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