OC busy with Update to Comprehensive Plan

Oconee County is currently in the process of creating the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, which is a document designed to guide the future actions of the county. It presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Phil Shirley encourages residents to get involved […]

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Davis excited about Elliott joining OC Council

With John Elliott’s recent election to the Oconee County Council, Councilman Julian Davis is excited about the possibilities for the Golden Corner of South Carolina. “I’m excited for Mr. Elliot to finally get some knowledge on where he is headed to, so that is an exciting outcome and I’m really excited about the voter turnout because that means that people […]

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15th Annual Christmas Tree Festival nearing

The 15th Annual Christmas Tree Festival to benefit Greenville Health System (GHS) Hospice of the Foothills is nearing, tells Oconee Memorial Hospital (OMH) Foundation Manager Cortni Nations. “The Christmas Tree Festival for Hospice is coming up, it’s just around the corner. We hope folks will get their tickets for our daily luncheons and for the gala that takes place at […]

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Info Meeting on Foster Care scheduled

If you’ve ever thought that you and your family could host a foster care child, you can learn more about those opportunities during a meeting this month in Tamassee. At the DAR School, caring for kids has been a mission for the last 100 years. From 6-7pm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, experienced foster care staff will walk you through […]

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Results of Modified School Calendar Survey presented to Board

The results of parents and district employees on a modified school calendar that, if adopted, would stretch out the instruction year and shorten summer recess were given last night to the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County, explains Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey. “Well, we sent out surveys to our families and honestly I’m a […]

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Cigarette Smoking among US Adults at Lowest Level Ever

Cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among United States adults, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). Still, about 47 million, or 1 in 5, U.S. adults used a tobacco product in 2017, and […]

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SDOC Trustees accept Land Swap

At their meeting last night, the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) approved a land swap in which property near the Walhalla High School baseball field on Highway 11 is returned to the SDOC in exchange for the tennis court property in front of Walhalla Middle School, which has been designated by Oconee County to […]

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Salmonella Outbreak linked to Raw Turkey Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its investigation into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. Since July 19, 2018, 74 more ill people have been reported, bringing the total to 164 ill people from 35 states. Sixty-three people have been hospitalized. One death was reported from California. Illnesses in this outbreak […]

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Board of Trustees reorganized in SDOC

Monday night, Jerry Lee and Dr. Sandra Sloan took their seats for four-year terms on the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC). Lee, the District One trustee, was re-elected during last week’s 2018 Midterm Election. He was assigned an additional duty as board chairman, to succeed Andy Inabinet, who lost his re-election bid. The woman […]

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