Ram Cat Alley Streetscape being lit with LEDs

Crews are hard at work hanging LED lights along Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca. The lighting atop the edge of buildings portrays the city’s streetscape. Seneca Utilities Director Bob Faires gives details. “Well we’ve started putting those up. Our Maintenance Department is doing that and doing a fine job. So, they are going to be continuing, hopefully if the […]

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Blue Ridge Electric Customers to receive Capital Refunds

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers will soon revive annual capital credit refunds. This year’s capital credits are worth $1 million to customers across Blue Ridge Electric’s multi-county territory. The refunds represent margins earned by the cooperative in previous years of operation. Each check represents an individual member’s pro-rate share of the net earnings during the years covered by the payment.

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Seneca Development Committee progressing with New Programs

The Seneca Development Committee is progressing with new incentive programs to assist city businesses. Seneca City Councilman Herman Smith chairs the committee and says they are getting close to establishing the business development incentive program and the commercial building improvement program. “We went back and looked at both the commercial business part and the building part and just tweaked it […]

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RBC Aerostructures growing its Operations in OC

A company is investing $3.8 million in a manufacturing facility expansion in Oconee County, announces the South Carolina Department of Commerce. RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. This is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years. “The opportunities to […]

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SDOC proposing New Student Driving Program

With the cost of their current program increasing, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is considering the adoption of a new program to educate students on safe driving skills. Drive Smart would also allow the district to tailor the program to individual school traffic patterns, explains Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steve Hanvey. “We’ve got a couple […]

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Five Guys coming to Hartwell Village

Another business has announced plans to locate in the Hartwell Village located at the intersection of Highway 123 and Highway 93 in Oconee County. Five Guys is the first restaurant announced for the shopping center between Seneca and Clemson, tells Oconee Economic Alliance Executive Director Richard Blackwell. “We’re excited we finally have a restaurant to commit to that development and […]

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Disabilities don’t have to be Impediments to Working

Help is available to people with disabilities looking for work in Oconee and Pickens counties. A statewide agency provides an array of services to these individuals, explains Sheila Ford, Supervisor of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department serving Oconee and Pickens counties. “The mission statement for the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is that we prepare and assist eligible individuals […]

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