Industry park to get first occupants

  Announcements were made today that Oconee’s newest industrial park is getting its first occupants.  According to an announcement from Columbia during the noon hour, Baxter Enterprises, a Michigan automotive supplier, and Hi Tech Mold and Engineering companies are establishing operations in the Oconee Industry and Technology Park on highway 11.  They plan to go into business there in an […]

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Clemson seeks a Cuban partnership

The new era of communication and collaboration between the U-S and Cuba is underway, and researchers at Clemson University wants to be in on the first wave. Clemson scientists and faculty went to Havana to talk about a possible partnership.  The Clemson group met with Cuban experts, public officials and university faculty.  They explored the effects of the U-S trade […]

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Do airport hangars translate to jobs?

  An Oconee County committee gave thought today to how additional airplane parking at the county’s airport near Clemson would enhance the county’s quest for economic development.  It’s a given that the airport is an authentic tool for the potential to attract economic development, but what arose this morning at Pine Street had to do with building new airport hangars […]

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How well Oconee Nuclear operated in 2015

In 2015, according to the federal government’s assessment, the Oconee Nuclear Station operated “in a manner that preserved public health and safety and protected the environment.”  As a result, the three nuclear units will continue to receive the routine or baseline inspections that all nuclear plants receive.  If members of the public have questions or comments about that, they have […]

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Police make arrest after Westminster burglary

The police arrested a 40-year old man in Westminster after a Monday night burglary at a neighbor’s home.  The police say the crime occurred on Kay’s Lane and the arrested man lived on Pritchard Street. The Kay’s Lane resident came home, found a side door open, and discovered a man in her house.  Chief of Police Dean Awalt said the […]

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Seneca leaders to take up Hammond case

Seneca has announced an executive session of the city council tonight for the Hammond case.  After the welcome, the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance, the agenda for tonight’s special 6 o’clock meeting at City Hall calls for an executive session for a legal matter involving the case that emanates from the incident last summer in which a policeman shot […]

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