New SC Absence Policy instituted by SDOC

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is making parents and caregivers aware of a new state policy defining chronic absenteeism. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, a student who misses 50% or more of the instructional day for any reason will be designated as absent. Each school will pull reports at regular intervals and students who have been marked […]

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SDOC schedules Make-up Days

Due to time missed from school on Sept. 11, and 12, during Hurricane Irma, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) will use the first two scheduled inclement weather days as make-up days, explains Public Information Officer Dr. Sharon Sanders. “SDOC schools will now be in session on Feb. 26, and March 30, to make up for the two days […]

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BorgWarner Inc. expanding operations in OC

BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The $71.9 million investment is projected to create more than 160 new jobs. This announcement represents the company’s third expansion since 2013. “South Carolina’s manufacturing sector is on top of the world right now, and today’s […]

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Seneca Mayor thanks Finance Office Workers

Since March, the City of Seneca has been searching for a new Finance Officer, Municipal Clerk, and Treasurer. On Sept. 13, the city announced the hiring of Josh Riches, a financial analysis for Santee Cooper. While administrators were interviewing candidates for the position, the Finance Office continued to run smoothly thanks to five workers, says Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander. “To […]

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Excitement building over Oconee Campus of TCTC

Oconee County fulfilled a 150-year-old dream of having a college in the Golden Corner when partners from government, education and economic development gathered in July to break ground on the future site of the long-awaited Oconee Campus of Tri-County Technical College (TCTC). As the campus grows so to does the excitement, says Rebecca Eidson, Director of Public Relations and Communications […]

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Seneca names New Finance Director

After a lengthy interview process with several perspective candidates, the City of Seneca announces the hiring of a new Finance Director, Municipal Clerk, and Treasurer. “I’m proud to be able to get that done. We’ve actually been going through that process for about five or six months now. We wanted to make sure that we got the right person and […]

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Excitement about Vietnam Moving Wall coming to OC

For the very first time, the famed Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Washington shrine, will be on display at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative on Highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster, tells Jerry Dyar, spokesman for the Oconee County Veterans Council. “The Oconee County Veterans Council with some 1,100 veteran members has been commemorating the 50th Anniversary of […]

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