Think twice about giving Pets as Christmas Gifts

As you consider what gifts to buy friends and family this year for the holidays, think twice about giving pets as gifts. Animal shelters across the country are often overrun after the holidays with people returning unwanted pets they received as Christmas gifts. Oconee County Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator Angel Newman says pet ownership is a big responsibility. “Normally we […]

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Upstate School Districts hosting Career Fair

A shortage of qualified teachers continues to be a problem for school districts across the country. Keeping teachers in the classroom for the next generation of students is a year round job, explains Earnestine Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC). “The hiring process is a year round process. So, while we do […]

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Officers can get a jump start on Degrees at TCTC

Area law enforcement officers can now receive credit for on the job training and certification through a program at Tri-County Technical College (TCTC). Dr. Chris McFarlin, Department Head of TCTC’s Public Service Programs including the Criminal Justice Programs tells about the law enforcement portfolio program. “If you are a current law enforcement officer who has been to the Academy and […]

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SHS Choral Department to present Sounds of the Season

The Seneca High School (SHS) Choral Department will be presenting “Sounds of the Season” on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8pm. The program will feature the Women’s Chorus, Mixed Chorus, Honors Women’s Chorus, Honors Chorale and Madrigal Singers. The concert will open with the Madrigal Singers singing “Gaudete” with soloists Logan O’Kelley and Ryan Nation. The Women’s Chorus will present a […]

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OC Solid Waste announces Holiday Schedule

All Oconee County Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The schedule for the Recycling Centers is as follows: Monday, Nov. 20, Tuesday, Nov. 21, Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 25, from 7am to 7pm. The Landfill schedule is Monday, Nov. 20, Tuesday, Nov. 21, Wednesday, Nov. 22, […]

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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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