CAREER CENTER NOW, MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT

November 27, 2018 Dick Mangrum Construction job one these days in the Oconee School District is the new career center on highway 11. Actual construction starts in February, with the targeted opening date 2020. But on the heels of the 140 thousand square foot career and technology center, district officials say, is a replacement Seneca middle school. The district is […]

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Results of Modified School Calendar Survey presented to Board

The results of parents and district employees on a modified school calendar that, if adopted, would stretch out the instruction year and shorten summer recess were given last night to the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County, explains Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey. “Well, we sent out surveys to our families and honestly I’m a […]

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Salmonella Outbreak linked to Raw Turkey Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its investigation into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. Since July 19, 2018, 74 more ill people have been reported, bringing the total to 164 ill people from 35 states. Sixty-three people have been hospitalized. One death was reported from California. Illnesses in this outbreak […]

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OC Elections Commission certifies Midterm Election

Tuesday’s Midterm Election has been canvassed and certified in Oconee County. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, the Oconee County Elections Commission counted provisional and failsafe ballots, explains Oconee County Voter Registration and Elections Director Joy Scharich. “Yes, we do have a canvass, all the votes are counted for and we have a certified election total. They canvassed yesterday and counted […]

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Lt. Governor honored to help OC Veterans

The Oconee County Veterans Council Relief Fund received a grant for $17,000 Thursday morning from South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant, who was honored to help veterans that have fallen on hard times. “These aren’t my funds, these are taxpayer funds and there is no better way to show our appreciation on behalf of the taxpayers of this sate to […]

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