SDOC reminding Parents of Inclement Weather Procedures

As cold weather approaches, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is reminding parents and caregivers of inclement weather procedures. When there is a potential of hazardous driving conditions, administrators will visually check road conditions in each attendance area. Officials may also consult Oconee County Emergency Management and law enforcement to assess driving conditions. Any decision to delay or cancel […]

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Seneca will not appeal Pioneer Ruling

After an executive session Monday night, Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick announced that the city would not appeal the recent ruling in the Pioneer Rural Water District case. “On my recommendation the council is that they do not appeal it. Westminster didn’t have standing in the lawsuit as you heard from the judge. The county isn’t interested in appeal it […]

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31 SHS Students named to SC All-State Chorus

Once again, Seneca High School’s (SHS) chorus students triumph as thirty-one were named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus. Of the over ninety schools participating in the state, SHS had the third largest number of students chosen. Students selected will sing at Winthrop University in March with world-renowned conductors. Setting a new SHS record were eighteen students who performed perfectly […]

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Clemson University receives First Academic Cornerstone Gift

Clemson announces the first Academic Cornerstone Gift made to the university, tells Robin Denny, Director of the Clemson University Media Relations Department. “Tom Chapman and his wife, Karen, are generous donors to the university and they have given a $4 million gift that will establish an endowment for the Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars Program and create the Thomas F. […]

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See the Vietnam Moving Wall in OC

Remember, honor, and give thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by seeing the Vietnam Moving Wall in Oconee County. This is a moving display in more ways than one, says Oconee County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar. “Those 58,000 plus names on that Moving Wall touch an awful lot of people around the country, especially […]

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More Engineers calling OC Home

A recent report analyzing job data puts Oconee County and the Seneca micropolitan on the map for having the highest concentration of Industrial Engineers and Industrial Engineer Technicians, reports Emily Hodge, Economic Development Specialist for the Oconee Economic Alliance. “With a concentration 5.02 times greater than the national average, Seneca not only leads the Upstate, but also ranks seventh in […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office offering Church Safety Meetings

After the recent church shooting in Texas, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reminds churches about safety meetings they offer. Since 2014, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has offered to area places of worship, church safety meetings to address ways that congregations can protect themselves and their property. Sergeant Mike McGowan will come to places of worship for a church safety […]

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