Superintendent glad for Long Weekend

Today, Feb. 23, was a teacher in service day in the School District of Oconee County and Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland was glad after the week that has taken place. “It’s been a difficult week for a lot of people, certainly for parents and students who’ve had some unwarranted fears for school administrators because they’ve been investigating all these threats […]

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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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Community helps Library plan for the Future

The Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) is in the process of creating a new strategic plan for the next two or three years. In order to make sure that the library is responsive and remains a center of the community, the OCPL hosted a community planning meeting on Thursday, tells OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “We had a public meeting last […]

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World of Energy hosting Orchid Show

See tropical orchids of all shapes and sizes at Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station. This is the ninth year of the show in partnership with the Blue Ridge Orchid Society (BROS) of South Carolina. The show is open to the public 9am to 5pm, Friday, Feb. 23, and 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Feb. 24. […]

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Scott to host HBCU Conference on Capitol Hill

As part of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host the Second Annual HBCU Fly-in: “Advancing Opportunity and Entrepreneurship” with Chairman Mark Walker (R-NC), the chair of the Republican Study Committee. Senator Scott and Chairman Walker have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a daylong conference on Capitol […]

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TCTC hosting College Goal SC on Saturday

With April 1, as Tri-County Technical College’s (TCTC) deadline for applying for the best financial aid package for the fall semester, the College is hosting College Goal SC on Saturday, Feb. 24, to help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, explains Amy Jared, Senior Financial Aid Advisor at TCTC. […]

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23 more Flu Deaths reported in SC

State health officials report that 23 more people have died from the flu in South Carolina. This week, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released the latest figures that list 151 deaths in the state since the flu season started in October. DHEC says more than 17,000 people were hospitalized with flu last week. The flu […]

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Help tell 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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OC Chamber hosting State of Oconee Today

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual State of Oconee today as well as celebrates the county’s Sesquicentennial. Attendees will take a walk back in time through stories told and discover the rich history that Oconee County has experienced over the last 150 years. State of Oconee is a ticketed event and takes place at Blue Ridge Elementary […]

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