Graham bills target cybercrime and election interference

Senator Lindsey Graham is part of a bi-partisan move in the Congress to enhance cyber-crime prevention and strengthen the U-S election infrastructure. South Carolina Republican Graham, along with Democrats Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Blumenthal of Connecticut, introduced two pieces of legislation. The International Cybercrime Prevention Act would give prosecutors new tools to fight cybercrime, including the capability to shut […]

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Perhaps a second hotel at Hartwell Village

Construction is underway on a Tru Hilton hotel at Hartwell Village, and on nearby property at the shopping center there are plans drawn for a large condominium project. Oconee’s six-year economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, confirmed during a talk in Walhalla today that “there is interest” in building a second hotel on the shopping center property, although nothing in writing […]

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County says yes to Lakeside Lodge incentives

Oconee County Council approved the ordinance of incentives to keep a planned condominium project at Hartwell Village from annexing to Clemson. The 4-0 vote, with Paul Cain absent, followed a public hearing at which two people spoke on the issue of the incentive agreement with the Lakeside Lodge developers. Councilman Julian Davis, addressing remarks toward the developers seated in the […]

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Grappling with small town issues

The West Union mayor, Linda Oliver, will lead a discussion tomorrow night on whether her town’s elections, now held in April, should be moved to November and held as part of General Elections when turnouts are greater. Last week, although none of the winning candidates faced ballot opposition, the West Union turnout was six percent of the number of town […]

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Friday is Doctors Day

As proclaimed by Congress in 1991, Friday is Doctors’ Day across the U-S-A. It will be a day to honor doctors for their work with patients in the communities they serve. In Oconee County, the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation accepts tax-deductible gifts from patients in honor of their doctors. Since 2005, the local community has contributed more than $115 thousand […]

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