Government grant to build industry park roads

Appalachian Regional Commission has approved $1.2 million for Oconee County to fund an access road project in the Industry and Technology Park on s. highway 11.  News of the award was spread during this morning’s ceremony to break ground for the Tri-County Tech campus.  The ARC funds are to improve and build 1.37 miles of roads that include widening nearly […]

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It’s a college that Oconee hopes to keep

In recent years there seemed to be little traction to persuade the powers-at-be that the time had finally arrived for Oconee County to have its own campus of Tri-County Technical College.  That changed today with groundbreaking at the Industry and Technology Park on highway 11.  Oconee businessman John Powell. Tech commission chairman, noted there have been other colleges in Oconee County, […]

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Breaking ground for Tech’s Oconee campus

Inside industrial park property on SC 11, the temperature this morning will start its climb to the 90-degree mark, but what happens there is going to be a happy occasion–no matter how hot or sticky the weather will be.  Ground is to be broken at 10 this morning for the Tri-County Technical College project to build its Oconee County campus.  […]

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Lois Christine Hendrix

Lois Christine Hendrix, 87, of 140 Tokeena Road, Seneca, and formerly of Walhalla, died Thursday at Seneca Health and Rehab.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral; Home; the burial in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty.  The family receives friends form 1-2 pm Saturday before the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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The new “sticker price” for a Clemson education

Once again, it will cost more to enroll at Clemson, though the university says this tuition increase is the smallest for South Carolina residents in two decades.  The new academic year opens next month.  Yesterday the trustees approved a 2.75% tuition increase for full-time students.  Out of state under-graduate tuition will increase by 4.25%, OR $727 dollars a semester.  Starting […]

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“Exemplary” describes Oconee school cops

School resource officers from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office have been recognized with the 2017 South Carolina Exemplary School Resource Officers Program Award.  Thru a vetting process, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission made the selection.  The Oconee program was one of only two in South Carolina to be recognized.  Evie Hughes, director of student services for Oconee schools, said the […]

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Graham pushes “the Taylor Force Act”

Sen. Graham spoke before the Foreign Relations Committee on the bill he introduced to end the Palestinian Authority’s practice of rewarding terrorists and their families who kill Americans and Israeli citizens.  Force, a U-S Army veteran, was stabbed to death in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist.  The Palestinians Authority praised Force’s killer as a “heroic martyr.”

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Oconee County Council sets agenda

Matters related to economic development and building codes are on the agenda for next week’s Oconee Council meeting.  In title only, there’s first reading of an ordinance for a fee-in-place-of-tax agreement for the code-named “Project Maxwell.”  That project has been referred to as an existing Oconee-based firm looking to grow in Oconee instead of at its international location.  The council is […]

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