Oconee loses its golf equipment plant

August 5, 2014

The very last day in July was the last day that Oconee County County’s golf equipment plant operated from its long-time location near Westminster. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, said, to Oconee County’s regret, Taylor Made is now operating at its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty. Taylor Made’s…

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Business Start-Up Guide completed

August 5, 2014

A special committee of Oconee businesses and government stakeholders worked to compile a “Business Start-Up Guide” specific to Oconee County. It was an initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The guide provides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step information and specific contacts within Oconee on how to establish a successful business. The “Business Start-Up Guide” is available for…

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Suspect arrested in one-year old burglary case

August 5, 2014

A deputy sheriff chased and arrested a man who ran into a briar patch near the Long Creek Highway. The man arrested Friday faces multiple charges including public disorderly conduct in the neighborhood of the Johnny Cox Road near Westminster. According to the Sheriff’s Office, among the charges placed against Jesse Eugene Mulkey of the…

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Drug arrests made in loft above shop building

August 5, 2014

A complaint about unauthorized people on the premises led Oconee sheriff’s officers last week to the arrests of two persons on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Law enforcement records identify those arrested as Rachel Nicole Edmiston of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster and Nicholas Allen Palmer of Land…

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Splitting a “T” bill

August 5, 2014

  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority will convert a U-S Treasury bill into a brokered certificate of deposit which a financial advisor promises will draw higher interest. At maturity, the “T” bill will be worth $1.2 million. The JRSA commissioners last night agreed to split that bill into smaller certificates .

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Revenue sharing deferred to exectuive session

August 5, 2014

The Joint Regional Sewer commissioners went behind closed doors last night to hear their attorney discuss the controversial topic of a $610 thousand revenue sharing agreement with Oconee County Council. The issue was only briefly referred to during the commissioners’ open session and went to executive session after JRSA attorney Larry Brandt said, “I think…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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