Parking deck issues for Clemson

At its meeting next week, Clemson City Council will deal with a couple of issues at parking decks.  The council is to consider bids to repair the structure joints of the city parking deck and consider buying security cameras for the Earle Street parking deck.  The council meeting will take place 6:30 Monday night at City Hall.  

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Movement on economic development front

The agenda for the next Oconee County Council meeting hints at further movement on the economic development front.  First and final reading is set next week on resolutions that would grant “Project Entry” a fee-in-place of tax arrangement.  Still shielded by its code-name, the project so far has been publicly revealed as an “academic village with various development assets that […]

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Clemson to review controversial natural gas project

Clemson University says it will take the next several weeks to conduct a thorough evaluation of all appropriate campus sites upon which to locate a natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) facility to be constructed by Duke Energy Carolinas. Protest from those who live near the original proposed site on the eastern edge of campus near the Clemson Armory […]

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Democrat to challenge for U-S House

Educator Mary Geren will announce Monday she’s going to run for the U-S House of Representatives from the South Carolina Third District.  Elections take place next year.  Geren plans an announcement event at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Clemson University Madren Center, and residents of the 3rd District are invited. Joining Geren will be Jaime Harrison, chairman of the […]

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Eighty-eight sign up for Great Oconee Clean Up

So far, 88 people have signed up to take part in this month’s Great Oconee Clean Up.  With a little more than a week to go, there is still time to volunteer. You can pre-register by going to www.investoconeesc.com/upcoming-events/ or by clicking on The Great Oconee Clean Up link at www.oconeelaw.com . Those who participate must sign a release form. […]

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9-1-1 dispatchers recognized for their professionalism

During National Public Safety Telecommunicator Appreciation Week, Oconee’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are being recognized for their professionalism and job performance. Lisa Willis, the chief county dispatcher, says the county employs 19 dispatchers.  And regardless of weather conditions or other issues that may be going on, the E-911/Communications center runs with a full staff, 24 hours a day, seven days a week […]

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“Pavement evaulation” tomorrow on 123

A contractor for the South Carolina DOT will undertake a day-long “pavement evaluation” tomorrow on U-S 123 near the Georgia line.  A partial detour will be required most of the day for drivers headed from Georgia to the Westminster area and from the Westminster area to Georgia.  A “DOT” worker says the detour will be short and will take Georgia-bound […]

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Schneider Electric to expand

Schneider Electric is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company that specializes in energy managements and automation will create 56 new jobs at its existing Seneca facility. Located on the Sandifer Boulevard, Schneider Electric’s 334,000-square-foot plant manufactures motor control centers (MCCs) and enclosed drives and starters. These products are used in applications from technology for production lines and oil rigs […]

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Shooting leads to marijuana investigation

A man was found wounded inside a home in the Pickens County community of Dacusville.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, a 31-year old man was treated at a hospital, but it wasn’t clear whether his injuries were from shrapnel/debris from a door or from fragments from a fired projectile.  The investigation started at 2:40 Tuesday morning when deputies investigated a […]

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Senea growing its city limits on the northwest side

Seneca took the first official step last night to grow its city limits by about 70 acres on its northwestern side near Lake Keowee.  The city council gave first readings to ordinance to annex and zone property along the Indian Oaks Road.  The acreage is to enter the city limits zoned for Residential-20.  During the public comment session, Chartwell Point […]

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