Delay in start of industry’s expansion

July 16, 2014

A delay in the timing of a tax credit agreement pushes back the start of the expansion for Greenfield Industries in Oconee County. The drill bits and tool-cutting operation now targets late July for the start of new buildings on the grounds of the plant along highway 123. “They’re asking that we extend the timeframe…

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Tax district to be rescinded

July 16, 2014

Oconee County officials have agreed to rescind a special tax district that was formedto raise money to upgrade a sub-standard road inside a subdivision near Seneca. The county and the homeowners in Stone Pond subdivision off highway 59 had pursued a special tax district. According to County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, tax bills of Stone…

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“No further discussions” on High-Tec Road

July 16, 2014

  Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift announced last night that because of problems over rights-of-way no further discussions are planned between the county and the DOT about county-owned and maintained High Tec Road. The narrow two-lane road behind Dogwood Plaza is a heavily used cut-thru between Wells Highway and the 123 intersection in front…

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Land clearing to start tomorrow

July 16, 2014

A project to build a combination coroner’s headquarters and a satellite station for the sheriff’s office is expected to begin tomorrow on the grounds of the Oconee Medical Center. At last night’s meeting of the county council, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted the work will begin with land-clearing. The county has selected Roebuck Builders as…

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Man draws 135-month prison sentence

July 16, 2014

A defendant in the Anderson General Sessions Court was sent to prison yesterday for a term amounting to 11 years and three months. The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced the sentencing by Judge Eddie Welmaker of Jamal Watt—convicted last month on charges of attempted murder, resisting arrest, and assault and battery of a high and…

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Council casts two votes after closed session

July 16, 2014

A second night of private deliberations produced another Oconee County Council vote on an economic development matter. Last night the council emerged from its closed meeting and voted to proceed with the matter—details of which have yet to be disclosed publicly. The vote was 4 to 1, with District Two’s Wayne McCall voting no. The…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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