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New beginning
March 5, 2015 – 12:00 am | No Comment
New beginning | Test

Goodwill representatives are hoping their new location in Seneca will have “lines out of the door” for its grand opening today, but those who helped the new facility get off the ground will tell you it is more than just a store.

Gains in agribusiness good news in Oconee
March 4, 2015 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Gains in agribusiness good news in Oconee | Test

Study says ag industry generates $41.7 billion

Joe’s New York Pizza adding Clemson location
March 4, 2015 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Joe’s New York Pizza adding Clemson location | Test

The Patrick Square Town Center has announced the addition of its latest restaurant, as Joe’s New York Pizza, which has been in Seneca for a number of years, is opening a second restaurant at the site later this year.

Oconee resident appointed to SC real estate board
March 4, 2015 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Oconee resident appointed to SC real estate board | Test

SENECA — In a letter to local real estate broker Andy Lee, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond said the prosperity of the state depends on the “excellence” of individuals, and Hammond certified the excellence of Lee in the letter by appointing him to the South Carolina Real Estate Commission, making him the first Oconee resident to become a member.

Oconee County’s FILOT partners investing more than promised
February 25, 2015 – 12:45 am | 5 Comments
Oconee County’s FILOT partners investing more than promised | Test

Manufacturing companies have exceeded minimum by $170M

Blackwell: ITT deal has big potential
February 24, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Blackwell: ITT deal has big potential | Test

While Oconee’s latest fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement only meets the statutory minimum for investment and does not include a job creation requirement, economic development chief Richard Blackwell believes the deal has major “upside” for the county.

Sammy Dickson unanimously elected to Blue Ridge Bank board
February 24, 2015 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Sammy Dickson unanimously elected to Blue Ridge Bank board | Test

Blue Ridge Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors unanimously elected Sammy Dickson of Westminster to its board. Blue Ridge Financial Corporation is the parent company of Blue Ridge Bank.

State of Oconee celebrates progress
February 21, 2015 – 12:19 am | 3 Comments
State of Oconee celebrates progress | Test

County economic boss Richard Blackwell said Friday was a day to “pat ourselves on the back,” and there was certainly some of that at the State of Oconee luncheon at Seneca High School.

Hometown Food Store set to close
February 20, 2015 – 12:59 am | 2 Comments
Hometown Food Store set to close | Test

Though his grocery store is expected to shut its doors at the end of the month, Hometown Food Store owner Jeff Lunsford said he is happy for the support it has received for more than 30 years.

Fire destroys longtime Clemson business
February 19, 2015 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Fire destroys longtime Clemson business | Test

A Wednesday morning fire that destroyed Tune Up City, a longtime business located at 800 Old Greenville Highway in Clemson, is currently under investigation.