Candidate Qualifying in OC

There will be a few contested races on June 12, in Oconee County. The filing period has ended for South Carolinians who want to compete in their party’s June 12, primary elections. In Oconee County, those offices include Probate Judge, County Council, and State House of Representatives. Oconee County Voter Registration and Elections Director Joy Scharich gives the candidates who […]

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SHS Honors Chorale and Honors Women’s Chorus rated Superior

The Seneca High School (SHS) Honors Chorale and Honors Women’s Chorus earned Superior with Distinction ratings at the South Carolina State Choral Festival in Columbia. Both choirs earned straight superiors from three collegiate adjudicators on the performance portion of the festival. Both choirs also earned a superior on the sight singing and music literacy portion of the festival which qualified […]

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SDOC appoints New Administrators

At a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 28, the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) accepted the recommendation of two new administrators. Al LeRoy was named Director of Human Resources to replace the retiring Earnestine Williams, tells Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “Mr. LeRoy has twenty three years of experience as a […]

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OC PRT Director receives Award

Oconee County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Director Phil Shirley received the Certificate of Special Recognition from the South Carolina Federation of Museums during their conference last week. As director of Oconee County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Shirley has seen that heritage tourism is an important part of Oconee County’s growing tourism economy. Shirley has been a champion for Oconee County’s […]

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New Combat Infantry Veterans in OC

Roy Spivey, Jr. of Salem is a veteran and received the Purple Heart while serving on active duty in Vietnam. Bry Watkins served during the Korean War. They took the oath and were inducted into the Combat Infantryman’s Association on March 20. All veterans who served in an infantry unit in the Army and possess the Combat Infantry Badge are […]

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