SMS Students named to All-Region Orchestra

Competing against musicians from all over Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties, four Seneca Middle School (SMS) students recently learned that they have made the cut and earned spots in the Region 2 Orchestra. In fact, Luke Bleuel performed so well that he was named first chair violin. Also named to the Region 2 Orchestra were Ruby “Sam” Prosser as […]

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Large Crowd attends Celebrate Oconee!

A large crowd attended Celebrate Oconee! on Friday, Oct. 12, at Chattooga Belle Farm in Long Creek. Celebrate Oconee! was the county’s big sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary party with all proceeds benefiting Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) museums. OHC Director and Curator Leslie Hagerty said it was a great night. “Oh it was great. We had perfect weather. Everybody that had […]

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Day and Evening CNC Classes at Oconee Campus

Students who enroll in CNC classes at Tri-County Technical College’s (TCTC) Oconee Campus this spring will train in a spacious classroom and lab space filled with state-of-the-art equipment just like you would see in local manufacturing facilities. Spring semester begins Jan. 7, 2019, at the Oconee Campus and TCTC’s other community campuses in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley and ITC in Sandy […]

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Additional Arrests in Utica Mill Hill Homicide in September

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed additional charges and has made additional arrests in relation to its continuing investigation of a double homicide that occurred on the Utica Mill Hill in September. On Sept. 10, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 14 Padgett Street in regards to the shooting deaths of 54-year-old Timothy Wayne Caldwell and 29-year-old David Thomas Tranah. […]

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Over 31,000 SC Students to participate in Pledge Against Gun Violence

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), along their local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, will visit schools across South Carolina to meet with students as a part of South Carolina’s 17th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. With a focus on keeping their schools and […]

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Westminster Man arrested for Kidnapping and Domestic Violence

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, on charges of kidnapping and domestic violence in the first degree, tells Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “27-year-old David Alburt Maye of Cooke Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:06am after being transported from the Stephens County Detention Center to Oconee County by […]

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SC prepared for Hurricane Michael

Governor Henry McMaster announces that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm and begin affecting the state beginning Thursday. “While we will not see the full force of Hurricane Michael the way Florida […]

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Be cautious driving on Wet Roads

So far, Oconee County is on the safer side of Michael, which is passing through the area as a tropical storm. A few trees fell over night in the Golden Corner and there are puddles on some roadways, but other than that, no problems have been reported this morning as steady, moderate rain falls in the county, reports Oconee County […]

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