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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OC PRT accepting ATAX Grant Applications

The Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Commission announce that Accommodations Tax (ATAX) grant applications will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3pm. ATAX Application guides may be requested through the PRT office at 888-1488 and will be available online at www.oconeesc.com. All applications must be received by the PRT office at South Cove County Park by […]

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Graham votes to end Government Shutdown

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Monday made this statement after casting a vote to end the federal government shutdown. The legislation passed by the Senate was first proposed by Senator Graham on Friday night after consulting with a bipartisan group of Senators. “Ending the government shutdown stops the losing for the country. But it’s not winning. Winning is solving the […]

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No Saturday School in SDOC

There are no plans to attend school on Saturdays in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), says Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “It was report in one of the papers about possibly going on Saturdays, that’s not going to happen. We have no plans to attend school on Saturday. And also I’d like to add because people have asked questions, […]

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OEA announces New Local Campaign, Give Oconee

In an effort to continue to encourage Oconee County citizens to be conscious of their local support, the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is excited to introduce a new think local campaign. #ThinkOconee was the first think local campaign, which championed the mission of challenging people to buy local. The OEA is now challenging people to not only #ThinkOconee when they […]

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Weather impacting SDOC Calendar

Today is the fourth day of school missed this year in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC). Only three inclement weather make up days are built into the school calendar, so today’s snow will have an impact, says Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “The South Carolina Legislature requires that school districts have three inclement weather make up […]

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