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Real estate market stays hot
April 17, 2015 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Real estate market stays hot | Test

A sizzling market is keeping real estate professionals in the tri-county area busier than they’ve been in years.

Blue Ridge Electric sees membership increase
April 15, 2015 – 12:37 am | No Comment
Blue Ridge Electric sees membership increase | Test

There was a time when Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative would annually experience an increase in members on its system, sometimes reaching as high as between 1,200 to 1,400.

ITECH announces $6M expansion
April 9, 2015 – 12:15 am | No Comment
ITECH announces $6M expansion | Test

A plastics manufacturer officially announced its plans for a $6.03 million expansion of its Oconee operations Wednesday, a day after county council passed second reading of its incentive package.

Plans for Clemson Center continue to bring concerns
April 8, 2015 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Plans for Clemson Center continue to bring concerns | Test

Those attending a public hearing Monday regarding plans for the longstanding Clemson Center had another opportunity to make their feelings known regarding plans to demolish the buildings to construct the Grandmarc mixed-use development.

United Way of Oconee County honors businesses
April 3, 2015 – 12:33 am | No Comment
United Way of Oconee County honors businesses | Test

The United Way of Oconee County recently recognized local businesses that did their part through financial contributions to improve the lives of others.

Ad in SC Commerce magazine helps Oconee get noticed
April 3, 2015 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Ad in SC Commerce magazine helps Oconee get noticed | Test

When it comes to promoting the Golden Corner in the Upstate in hopes of advancing economic development, a top official with the Oconee Economic Alliance is not timid about having skin in the game.

Blackwell: No taxpayer money used for drone video
April 2, 2015 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Blackwell: No taxpayer money used for drone video | Test

No taxpayer money was used to pay for an $8,000 marketing package Oconee County’s economic development office purchased that included a drone video of a county industrial park.

Judge declines to dismiss local bank lawsuit, again
March 31, 2015 – 12:37 am | 4 Comments
Judge declines to dismiss local bank lawsuit, again | Test

A former executive with Community First Bank who is accused by a woman of stealing more than $1.7 million from her account failed for a second time to have a judge dismiss the woman’s lawsuit against him.

Oconee County labor force up 10 percent in past year
March 28, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Oconee County labor force up 10 percent in past year | Test

Oconee County saw about a 10-percent increase in its labor force and total employment in the past year, but its economic development boss believes it still has a “skills gap” to address in order to combat unemployment.

Musical chairs, business style
March 25, 2015 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Musical chairs, business style | Test

Renderings show new sites for long-time establishments