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November 13, 2017

High School for Health Professions plans $17M expansion

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5’s High School for Health Professions is planning a $17 million expansion. School officials say the extra space will be needed once Orangeburg County’s three school…

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October 23, 2017

OCtech breaks ground for nursing building

“It is truly a great day in Orangeburg County,” state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, said at Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Nursing and Health Science building. “But more…

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October 3, 2017

Recycling facility could bring 200 jobs

A recycling company is considering Orangeburg County for a 200-job facility. The business is promising a minimum investment of almost $18.5 million and the creation of at least 200 jobs,…

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September 24, 2017

Opportunity zones aim to attract restaurants, other business

A LongHorn Steakhouse, a Texas Roadhouse, a movie theater, a hotel. In an effort to attract more restaurants and entertainment venues to the Orangeburg area, county officials and community leaders have…

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August 5, 2017

Matthews: Work together for growth

State Sen. John W. Matthews says a key to economic growth in the African-American community includes using its resources to help the community. “That’s kind of a new strategy, to assess…

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July 30, 2017

Downtown lot becomes outdoor dining venue

A gourmet spice and tea shop has reclaimed a piece of downtown Orangeburg and transformed it into a place for outdoor dining. Tea Thyme partner Theresa Bagasra said the owner of…

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