Use Caution when picking up Litter

As citizens head outdoors to pick up litter, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office cautions about potential dangers that could be discovered, explains Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “Recently, a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Johnny Cox Road near Westminster and met with two citizens who were picking up trash along the road, whereupon they discovered two syringes […]

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SHS Students participate in National School Walkout Day

On the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, students across the country are taking part in National School Walkout Day. Some students at Seneca High School participated in the event, says Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steve Hanvey. “I talked to Principal Roberts this morning and he said they did have some students who participated […]

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Highest National Gas Price since Summer of 2015

At $2.71, gas prices are at their most expensive point in nearly three years and continue to climb. According to AAA Carolinas, the national average increased a nickel on the week. “Expensive crude oil prices, unrest in the Middle East and strong domestic demand, are some of the factors driving spring gas prices toward new heights,” said AAA Spokesperson Tiffany […]

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Unemployment Rates fall in Tri-County Upstate

Business payrolls set new records in March, reports the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. In the tri-county area of Upstate South Carolina, unemployment dropped .5% in each county. Anderson County posted a 3.8% jobless rate in March compared to 4.3% in February. Oconee County’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.5% in February to 4.0% in March. Pickens County lists […]

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OCPL Friends’ holding Saturday Sale

This Saturday, April 21, The Friends of the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) hold a special Saturday used book sale, tells OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “This isn’t just books! Stop by a browse through CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, and more, as well as hard cover and paperback books. The Friends of the Library holds this used book sale in the […]

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Dancing for Our Heroes Tonight

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Foothills Alliance is hosting “Dancing for Our Heroes” at 6pm on Friday, April 20, at the Anderson Civic Center. The mission of the Foothills Alliance is to offer child abuse prevention services to families at risk in Anderson County and to provide crisis intervention and support services to child and adult survivors […]

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Great Oconee Clean Up this Saturday

Put the shine back on the Golden Corner this Saturday, April 21, during the second annual Great Oconee Cleanup. Everyone is encouraged to participate, says Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “This is 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 […]

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Scott introduces Safeguard to prevent CFPB overreach

This week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced targeted, bipartisan legislation that would ensure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, does not regulate the business of insurance. The Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act of 2018 aims to better codify the CFPB’s current boundaries in the insurance […]

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