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Local favorite comes back
April 9, 2010 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
Local favorite comes back | Test

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and business-after-hours at Southern Elegance Designs, a unique gift and boutique shop, located at highways 28 and 188 just behind CVS.

Business briefs, 4-9
April 9, 2010 – 1:08 am | No Comment
Business briefs, 4-9 | Test

Take a quick look at what’s going on in businesses in the community and around the world

Oconee Federal achieves highest rating
April 9, 2010 – 1:06 am | No Comment

Oconee Federal Savings & Loan Association has been presented with BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Superior rating.
This marks the 87th consecutive quarter that Oconee Federal Savings & Loan Association has earned this distinction. Only 1 percent of the nation’s banks can claim that.

Duke company wants to use trees as power plant fuel
April 9, 2010 – 1:02 am | One Comment
Duke company wants to use trees as power plant fuel | Test

As Duke Energy turns to cleaner-burning wood to help fuel some of its coal-fired power plants in North and South Carolina, some environmentalists worry that growing demand could damage local forests.

Business briefs, 3-3
March 2, 2010 – 8:30 pm | No Comment
Business briefs, 3-3 | Test

Tiffiney Addis, owner and photographer at Tiffiney Photography, will hold a gallery show titled “Angels Among Us” with proceeds to benefit the Foothills Pregnancy Care Center.

Akridge, Edward Jones finding success amid troubled economic times
March 2, 2010 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Akridge, Edward Jones finding success amid troubled economic times | Test

Mark Akridge, a financial adviser for national investment firm Edward Jones, got into the business in August 2008, just as the country’s economy was hitting the worst months of a deep recession.

Moss named March Employee of the Month
March 2, 2010 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Moss named March Employee of the Month | Test

Oconee Medical Center has named Marcus Moss of the Environmental Services Department at Lila Doyle as the March Employee of the Month.

Area Curves locations host food drive to benefit local families
March 2, 2010 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Area Curves locations host food drive to benefit local families | Test

Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive.

2009 Hospice of the Foothills Foundation Christmas Tree Festival raises record amount for Cottingham House
January 27, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
2009 Hospice of the Foothills Foundation Christmas Tree Festival raises record amount for Cottingham House | Test

The Hospice of the Foothills Foundation 2009 Christmas Tree Festival was a tremendous success. Net proceeds topped $103,000, up $34,000 from the 2008 total of $69,000.

Technical college receives handsome donation
January 27, 2010 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Technical college receives handsome donation | Test

U.S. Engine Valve recently made a $15,000 donation to Tri-County Technical College’s Major Gifts Campaign.