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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New SC Absence Policy instituted by SDOC

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is making parents and caregivers aware of a new state policy defining chronic absenteeism. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, a student who misses 50% or more of the instructional day for any reason will be designated as absent. Each school will pull reports at regular intervals and students who have been marked […]

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SDOC schedules Make-up Days

Due to time missed from school on Sept. 11, and 12, during Hurricane Irma, the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) will use the first two scheduled inclement weather days as make-up days, explains Public Information Officer Dr. Sharon Sanders. “SDOC schools will now be in session on Feb. 26, and March 30, to make up for the two days […]

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BorgWarner Inc. expanding operations in OC

BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The $71.9 million investment is projected to create more than 160 new jobs. This announcement represents the company’s third expansion since 2013. “South Carolina’s manufacturing sector is on top of the world right now, and today’s […]

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Seneca Mayor thanks Finance Office Workers

Since March, the City of Seneca has been searching for a new Finance Officer, Municipal Clerk, and Treasurer. On Sept. 13, the city announced the hiring of Josh Riches, a financial analysis for Santee Cooper. While administrators were interviewing candidates for the position, the Finance Office continued to run smoothly thanks to five workers, says Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander. “To […]

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