Clemson man accused of practicing law unlawfully

A Clemson man has been arrested and charged with practicing law unlawfully.  The arrest of Julius Romey Eadon III occurred yesterday at a Clemson apartment.  The affidavit to the arrest warrant obtained by the Seneca police alleges the 66-year old Eadon between January 28 and March 1 practiced law or “solicited the legal cause of another person or entity in […]

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Look for Casto to make announcement

Ulta and Marshall’s are coming to Oconee, but we are told the national real estate company Casto has made arrangements with other stores.  Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance expects Casto representatives to come to Oconee County soon to make an announcement and a presentation to the county council.    

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Fire UPDATE

An Oconee fire official says there were injuries at last night’s fire scene in the Shiloh Community.  Shane Gibbs says, in all, three fire fighters were sent to the hospital for what Gibbs termed “circumtances on scene we wound up transporting three fire fighters for different types of injuries.”  Destroyed was a house believed to have been used as a […]

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More time for Walhalla hotel project

Oconee County has extended the period of due diligence to allow developers to get going on the project to turn the former courthouse into a hotel.  After hearing what Tom Markovich and his partner are up against, the county council last night extended the time from April to August.  According to Markovich, the quest for final historic designation for the […]

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“Goggles” turns out to be Jantzen

Oconee County won a competition with Florida to keep one of its long-time employers.  County officials last night revealed “Project Goggles” as Jantzen and said the maker of swimwear and other recreation apparel has decided to maintain and expand its holdings on the hill above Seneca’s Miracle Circle.  Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance said financial concessions mean Janzten […]

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Seneca is “Palmetto’s Finest”

Seneca High School is a “Palmetto Finest” school, as judged by the state Association of School Administrators.  Seneca received word of the award this afternoon, and the school district’s Steve Hanvey says it’s the first time in years that an Oconee school has been so awarded.  For the honor, Seneca bested a second finalist, Blythewood High of Columbia.

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Exiting contract to be costly

If Pioneer Rural Water pulls out of its contract for its treatment plant, the cost will be expensive.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, quoted Harper Corporation this afternoon as saying it would cost Pioneer $2.7 million to suspend the deal up to 90 days and $3.6 million to terminate the contract.  The contractor has moved trailers to the plant property and […]

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Two stores bound for Hartwell Village

According to leases on file in the Oconee Register of Deeds, Hartwell Village near Clemson is in line for its first two stores:  Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance of Illinois and Marshall’s of Massachusetts have entered 10-year leases with Casto Oconee LLC for space on the expanse of land that now is home to New Spring Church and used to […]

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