Blackwell named Top Industry Leader

The executive director of the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) has been named a top economic development leader by Trade & Industry Magazine. In their December 2017 issue, Trade & Industry Magazine named Richard Blackwell one of nine individuals from across the country who they consider “elite [insiders] in the economic development world.” Blackwell joined the OEA in April of 2012 […]

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SDOC holding 4K Registration

Do you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2018? If so, he or she may be eligible for 4K services in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), explains Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steve Hanvey. “We are holding 4K registration and want to hear from those who might be […]

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OCPL working on New Strategic Plan

The Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) is working on a new strategic plan and wants to hear from the community. On Feb. 22, the community is invited to a meeting at the Walhalla Library to offer suggestions, explains OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “We’re working on a strategic plan. We want to know where we need to go in the next […]

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OC ranked Top Micropolitan in SC

The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is celebrating another award. Oconee County has been ranked as the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina, tells OEA Executive Director Richard Blackwell. “In the 2018 POLICOM Strength Ranking, Oconee County was ranked the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina. A micropolitan is described as a quasi-rural area with […]

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SDOC fighting the Flu

As of the week ending Jan. 13, 154 people in Oconee County have been diagnosed with the flu, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This is the fifth week in which the flu has been listed at widespread activity across the state. The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) has not been immune from the […]

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Update on Bad Creek Transformer moves

Following a delay due to weather conditions, the first of three transformer moves to Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station was completed Friday, Jan. 22. The remaining two equipment moves are tentatively scheduled to occur on Jan. 30-31, and Feb. 6-7, explains Duke Energy spokesperson Kim Crawford. “We will do the moves between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Starting Jan. 16, […]

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