Holiday Lights are up in Seneca

The City of Seneca is now shinning bright for the holidays after crews with Seneca Light and Water hung lights on downtown street poles as well as on light posts along the major roads surrounding the city limits. Seneca Utilities Director Bob Faires said it was a team effort to light up the city for the holidays. “Well, people are […]

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SDOC 2017 Report Card shows District making Gains

The South Carolina Department of Education has recently released new accountability report cards for school districts. The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is showing gains in areas of strategic focus. Superintendent Michael Thorsland stated, “As we have shared over the past months, our performance on state assessments is competitive, but we still have work to do to achieve our […]

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Don’t fall for IRS Scams

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is warn citizens about recent IRS scams reported to them. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt offers these tips to avoid becoming a victim. “Scammers love to play on people’s emotions and one of those emotions. We are continuing to hear about IRS scams and much of the information we hear is […]

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Implosion of Clemson House planned

On Sunday, Dec. 3, at 8:30am, a series of small explosions will pulverize columns on the first, third and fifth floors of the Clemson House at Clemson University to collapse the building. The Clemson University Media Relations Department announces that Clemson House has been a landmark since 1950 but will soon become a green space and parking area. On Dec. […]

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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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