Speaker announced for October Oconee Business Forum

The October “Business Forum” will feature a representative from BOEING, the world’s largest aerospace company. The Oconee Economic Alliance Business Forum is a monthly opportunity for citizens and business leaders to come together in Oconee County to network, receive timely updates on topics facing the community and discuss ways to work together in making Oconee County a better place. The […]

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SC Foothills Heritage Fair rated a Success

Saturday was the last day to see what an old fashioned country fair should be at the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. This year’s fair on Highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster, across from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, was rated a success by Melinda Harbin, Secretary of the Fair Board. “Well the fair, we belove was a huge success. We’re […]

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Duke Energy to test Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station

The outdoor warning sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at approximately 11:50am. The 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to assure each siren works properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter in cooperation with emergency officials in Oconee and Pickens […]

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Seneca Museum Exhibit exploring education of African-Americans

The current exhibit at the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum in Seneca explores the first 100-years of formal education of African-Americans during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Oconee County. Entitled “Segregation, Integration, Assimilation” the exhibit is shown through the lens of local history-makers, says Museum Manager Shelby Henderson. “We’ve got our exhibit going on right now through May 25, […]

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OC Chamber hosts Governor for Round Table Discussion

Wednesday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster made a stop in Seneca as part of his Main Street Round Table Discussion Tour across the state. The event was hosted by the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce at the Thrift Development Building. “This is a beautiful state that we have things here like institutions, people, oceans, mountains, universities, technical schools; we […]

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Normal Business at OC Sheriff’s Office despite Saturday Fire

As investigators with the Walhalla Fire Department and the State Law Enforcement Division try to determine the cause of a Saturday evening fire at the Oconee County Law Enforcement Center, business remains as normal at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, explains Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “Even though part of our Law Enforcement Center did suffer some damage due to […]

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Governor coming to OC

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce will host Governor McMaster and Oconee Chamber members on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 3pm at the Thrift Development Building on Bountyland Road in Seneca for a Main Street Round Table Discussion. The Governor is interested in hearing from Chamber business members about any regulations that are restricting their businesses. He will also discuss an […]

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