History of OC Business told at State of Oconee

The history of business in the Golden Corner of South Carolina was told Friday afternoon at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Oconee. As the county celebrates it’s Sesquicentennial, attendees heard from State Representative Bill Whitmire, a former history teacher, about how business started in Oconee County with trade between the Cherokee and early Colonists. “Well, I […]

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OC Sheriff comments on School Safety

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw issued this statement on school safety in the county. “I wanted to issue a statement to update our citizens about the arrest of two juvenile students who attend schools here in Oconee County on charges of disturbing schools. As has been reported, two juvenile students were arrested and charged with disturbing schools after an investigation […]

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OC releases 150 Things To Do App

In celebrating the 150th Anniversary, Oconee County’s 150 Things To Do in 2018 is now an APP for both Apple and Android users. This app contains an itemized list of the 150 things to do in Oconee County and reflects the activities listed on our recently -released brochures. Categories for things to do include: Take A Hike, Discover the Great […]

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Students charged with disturbing School

Several middle and high schools in Oconee County spent a large portion of Wednesday dealing with threats and rumors of threats of school violence. The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) reports that while none of the threats were deemed creditable, two high school students were charged with disturbing school, while several other high school students were suspended for violating […]

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Day for Durham raises over $19K

Thanks to the generous community, Blue Ridge Bank President and CEO Kyle Thomas announces that the Day for Durham fundraiser has raised $19,414.09 so far. Days before Christmas, Kayla, wife of Seneca Police Sgt. Michael Durham, suffered from a serious medical event called AVM. She required surgery and was hospitalized for a lengthy period. On Feb. 15, Chick-fil-A of Seneca […]

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Lady Cats going to The Well

The Seneca Lady Cats are going to The Well. The Seneca High School varsity girls basketball team has survived and advanced to Saturday’s Upper State Title Game. The Lady Cats beat cross-county rivals the Walhalla Lady Razors Monday night, 61-41, in Bobcat Gym. A large home crowd motivated the girls to victory as the two teams split their regular season […]

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Chief Krein telling Cancer to take a Hike

Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Emergency Management and Special Operations Scott Krein also serves as a volunteer with CureSearch Ultimate Hike. Recently, he made the decision to try a different kind of involvement, by hiking 28.3 miles in one day to raise funds for the 43 children that are diagnosed with cancer everyday. Chief Krein’s father recently died […]

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