OC identifies Illinois project

November 15, 2013

Oconee County has a possibility for a Midwest company to locate an operation. And, to help advance that possibility, the county’s director of economic development, Richard Blackwell, will meet with company officials next week in Illinois. Blackwell said he’ll be in Illinois, as part of a trip sponsored by the Upstate South Carolina Alliance—of which…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Tigers sting Jackets; Gamecocks host Gators Saturday; Furman heads to Cullowhee

November 15, 2013

TL Hanna’s Martavis Bryant had 176 receiving yards, while Tahj Boyd tossed three touchdowns and ran for another as #8 Clemson rolled over Georgia Tech 55-31 Thursday night. Boyd had the 17th 300-yard game of his career. Boyd left the game in the fourth quarter with a collarbone injury. Doctors say the star quarterback will be…

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German official impressed by OC industry park

November 15, 2013

No German company interested in expanding to North America may do that without having gone thru the German-American Chamber Ambassador in Atlanta. That individual, according to Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Development Office, makes regular trips between Atlanta and Greenville. And recently Blackwell’s office managed to entice the site consultant to visit Oconee County.…

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Normally, the holidays mean….

November 15, 2013

In the game of attracting economic development, the end of the year holidays ushers in a quiet time for activity. But, in the opinion of Oconee’s top economic recruiter, the county may have one good announcement before 2013 becomes history. Richard Blackwell referred to that project today as Project (code-named) GDA, an existing Oconee County…

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EDC meeting may have been the last, as constitueted

November 15, 2013

This morning’s regular meeting of the Oconee Economic Development Commission may have been its last ever—as currently constituted. It’s likely to depend on how the proposal to merge EDC with the Oconee Alliance fares during next week’s County Council meeting. Just in case, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, the ordinance creating the EDC will…

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Cars strike trees near Walhalla

November 15, 2013

Emergency responders have gone to West Union’s Collins Road to give help to a motorist whose car has struck a tree. Walhalla Fire Department answered a second call of that nature yesterday, when a female motorist’s car hit a tree on the Hesse Highway. Near Seneca yesterday morning, on the Tokeena Road, fire broke out…

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