Start protecting Pets from Mosquitoes

With all the recent rain, a pesky insect is back and pet owners are being encouraged to start protecting their furry friends against mosquitoes, tells Angel Newman with the Oconee Humane Society. “I don’t know if you have seen mosquitoes but they’re all over where I live. Mosquitoes transmit heartworms, so we want people to get their pets on that […]

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Register for Festival of Eggs at World of Energy

Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station hosts the Festival of Eggs display March 26 through April 6 and registration is now open, tells Mikayla Kreuzberger, Corporate Communications for Duke Energy’s World of Energy. “This is a public voting contest during which uniquely decorated eggs are on display at the World of Energy. Registration is now […]

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Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for March 7

The National Weather Service will initiate a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 9am using EAS and NOAA weather radios. This is a test to determine the readiness of EAS equipment and emergency radio receivers in broadcast facilities, schools, hospitals and other public buildings. All EAS receivers and weather radios that are set to receive tornado codes […]

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Senator Scott announces SC Photo Challenge

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is always looking for new ways to showcase the beautiful state of South Carolina in his offices and needs help. With 46 counties stretching more than 32,000 square miles, South Carolina has so many different and beautiful places, all of which Senator Scott wishes to highlight. Senator Scott announces a photo challenge to the people […]

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Dog Thefts on the Rise in the Upstate

Animal shelters across the Upstate of South Carolina are warning people to keep an eye on their pets due to a recent rise in dog thefts, especially pure breeds, says Angel Newman, Volunteer Coordinator with the Oconee Humane Society. “We’ve heard from the Oconee County Animal Control as well as our dog adoption coordinator that thefts are on the rise […]

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History of OC Business told at State of Oconee

The history of business in the Golden Corner of South Carolina was told Friday afternoon at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Oconee. As the county celebrates it’s Sesquicentennial, attendees heard from State Representative Bill Whitmire, a former history teacher, about how business started in Oconee County with trade between the Cherokee and early Colonists. “Well, I […]

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