Brian Ramey officially makes the race

Brian Ramey says he has signed up to run for a new term as Westminster mayor.  His official entry into the November 5 election sets up a contest so far between him and Susan Ramey, a city councilwoman.  We’ve learned of some other candidacies.  Ronald Dodson is running for re-election to the Westminster City Council.  In Walhalla, there are now […]

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CPA firm weighs in on “Certain employee pay raises”

Certified public accountants, hired by Oconee County, have delivered their report that addresses pay raises awarded to 130 county employees. The firm Cherry Bekaert sent to David Root, the Oconee County attorney, the results of an “internal review and assessment of the Oconee County Human Resources and Payroll functions regarding certain employee pay raises.” Edda Cammick, a former county council […]

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Gettin’ out of Dodge on Game Day

Unless you have business in Clemson one week from tomorrow, you might want to avoid Clemson when the Tigers open their season with a night game on Thursday, August 29.  City of Clemson has announced that City Hall offices will close at 1 o’clock on Game Day “due to a concern of increased traffic as the afternoon progresses.”

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Bill collectors at City Hall, at times, have difficult job

Today’s bill collectors at the counter at Walhalla City Hall, at times, have a difficult and thankless job. If someone can’t meet his or her monthly obligation, tempers can flare. Councilman David Underwood requests water customers to be considerate and remember that the policies the City Hall counter staff enforces were made by the city’s elected officials. Underwood says the […]

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A new campus building to train plant workers

A newly-finished building on the campus of Tri-County Technical College will train employees for Arthrex, the new orthopedic medical device plant in the Anderson County community of Sandy Springs. It is an 8,500 square foot building completed by contractor J-Davis Construction of Oconee and Anderson counties. The contractor overcame design changes and inclement weather to deliver the building in what’s […]

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More jobs and investment coming to Oconee

ACI Plastics South on the Sandifer Boulvard 20 will be bringing more investment and jobs to Oconee County. But how much and how many hasn’t yet been announced. The County Council on Tuesday approved on first reading an ordinance amending the county’s original fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement with the company to reflect the new investment. According to county attorney David […]

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Walhalla relaxes some water service policies

Walhalla’s David Underwood will step away from city government when his city council term expires at the end of the year. Underwood left last night’s meeting with some satisfaction that he will have helped instigate policy changes that will relax the penalties faced by water customers who miss payments, as well as make bill-paying an easier options, especially for those […]

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Sound system to be pursued for community center

Walhalla’s community depot is a popular place for meetings, weddings, and other events, but it can be hard a place to hear what’s being said. The city council last night directed the city administrator to obtain cost estimates for a sound system inside the former train depot converted to a public meeting place. Mayor Edwards said an example of what […]

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200-300 motorcyclists pass thru Seneca

Between 200 and 300 motorcyclists roared thru Seneca yesterday morning, and they weren’t part of the recent Hell’s Angels rally staged at Clemson.  According to the Seneca police, the choppers that made their way east on the 123 By-Pass during the 8 o’clock hour yesterday morning represented the American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake, Florida.  That legion post claims […]

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