When two becomes one

October 18, 2013

Chairman Robert Halfacre of the Oconee Alliance said today that County Council will be asked to vote next month on the merger of the county Economic Development Commission with the public-private group Oconee Alliance. The blending of public and private sectors to advance economic development is said to have worked well elsewhere, and Oconee leaders…

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A county with a message to spread

October 18, 2013

Social media, paid radio ads, and newspaper articles are all avenues that Oconee County, from its corner perch in western South Carolina, is using to get its message out. Leaders hope that message will reach those who can make economic development happen—especially the creation of new jobs. And if indications given by the county’s economic…

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EDC to coordinate with JRSA

October 18, 2013

Bob Winchester is just the guy that Richard Blackwell is going to confer with when it comes to a couple of potential economic development projects affecting eastern Oconee County near Clemson. Blackwell is the Oconee economic development director and Winchester the director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. This morning Blackwell announced a company…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: HS and College Football; BoSox win; Seahawks top Cardinals

October 18, 2013

*Golden Corner High School Football Friday night carries 96.3 WGOG to Warrior Field in Westminster where West-Oak will host Palmetto for Homecoming 2013. We hit the air with the Northland Communications Pregame Show at 7:00 PM. Kick off is set for 7:30 PM. Elsewhere Friday night, Walhalla is at home to take on Wren, and Seneca will…

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Much talked addition at treatment plant

October 18, 2013

A long-talked about acquisition for the business of collecting Oconee wastewater is about to take shape at the county treatment plant at Seneca. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told the county Economic Development Commission construction is imminent for a septage receiving facility worth $1 million. “The beneficiaries will be the…

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A commitment to gun safety

October 18, 2013

As far as Oconee Sheriff’s Office is concerned, anyone who keeps a gun should know how to safely handle that gun. Sgt. Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor, takes a frontline position when it comes to gun safety and ensuring that no one is shot by accident—whether that be with a gun held by a…

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  • 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
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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