RBC Aerostructures growing its Operations in OC

A company is investing $3.8 million in a manufacturing facility expansion in Oconee County, announces the South Carolina Department of Commerce. RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. This is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years. “The opportunities to […]

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SDOC proposing New Student Driving Program

With the cost of their current program increasing, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is considering the adoption of a new program to educate students on safe driving skills. Drive Smart would also allow the district to tailor the program to individual school traffic patterns, explains Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steve Hanvey. “We’ve got a couple […]

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Five Guys coming to Hartwell Village

Another business has announced plans to locate in the Hartwell Village located at the intersection of Highway 123 and Highway 93 in Oconee County. Five Guys is the first restaurant announced for the shopping center between Seneca and Clemson, tells Oconee Economic Alliance Executive Director Richard Blackwell. “We’re excited we finally have a restaurant to commit to that development and […]

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Disabilities don’t have to be Impediments to Working

Help is available to people with disabilities looking for work in Oconee and Pickens counties. A statewide agency provides an array of services to these individuals, explains Sheila Ford, Supervisor of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department serving Oconee and Pickens counties. “The mission statement for the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is that we prepare and assist eligible individuals […]

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OC to discuss Fire Safe SC

Last year, there were 102 fire fatalities in South Carolina and as of March 28, 2018, there have already been 35 lives lost to fire. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King invites the community to a discussion on Fire Safe South Carolina. “Reducing ignitions can reduce fire fatalities. There is need in our community, and others across our state, to […]

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It’s Genealogy Season at the OHC

The Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) invites the community to research their family history. This is genealogy season at the OHC, explains Director and Curator Leslie Hagerty. “We kind of refer to it that way because it seems that most people spend a lot of the winter months inside on Ancestry.com and other websites getting their information and then we start […]

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Second Annual Great Oconee Clean Up set for April 21

The second annual Great Oconee Cleanup, a partnership of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, the Oconee Economic Alliance, the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, the School District of Oconee County and Oconee County Solid Waste, is set for Saturday, April 21, from 8:30am until noon. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt tells more. “The litter pickup area for […]

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