SC Highway Patrol launches Target Zero

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is launching a Target Zero enforcement effort in the last months of 2013 called Operation Fourth Quarter. Fans in South Carolina love football and fans know that the game can often hinge on what happens in the fourth quarter.  “Football is a game but we are dealing with real life and death situations on our […]

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Jostens visiting SHS Campus

Representatives with Jostens will be on the campus of Seneca High School during lunches (11am-2pm) today in the main courtyard (weather permitting) or the Bobcat Room near the main office in case of  inclement weather. Students may place orders for graduation supplies or class rings. Students may also make payments on previous orders.  Seniors should be mindful to place orders for graduation supplies because […]

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Northside Elementary hosting Book Fair

Northside Elementary School in Seneca is hosting its annual Fall Book Fair this week (Nov. 8-14).  Children will be able to preview the selections with their class as well as bring a newspaper home with book reviews inside.  Parents are being asked to take a moment to look over this with your child and talk about the book fair.  Parents, […]

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Fair-Oak and Oakway Schools celebrate Veterans Day

The School District of Oconee County’s Fair-Oak and Oakway Intermediate schools held their annual Veterans Day breakfast and program on Friday in the Fair-Oak cafeteria. Approximately 60 veterans from the community were honored, with a special tribute to the 15 World War II veterans who attended. After breakfast, Cub Scout Pack 121 led the pledge and classes sang, “I am Proud […]

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Corps Boat Ramps closed for Repaving

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the immediate start of paving at a pair of Lake Hartwell boat ramps. One is the ramp at Double Springs, near Townville in Anderson County. The other is the Jenkins Ferry boat ramp in Stephens County, Georgia. The parks remain open during the preliminary part of the re-paving, but will close temporarily during […]

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$10K for Lakeview

An Oconee County rest home is getting a boost from a communications giant. The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant Tuesday afternoon to Lakeview Assisted Living in Oconee County’s rural Five Forks community. The company’s Julie Smith said, “Verizon’s $10,000 grant will help support services at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility, including professional and caring resident assistants, daily activities and regular […]

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Fire Instructor II Program

Ten senior members of Emergency Service departments across Oconee County participated in a 40-hour, instructor development program over the past two weekends. The “Fire Instructor 2” program covers curriculum development, test writing, and student and instructor evaluation systems. The course also covered the administrative duties and supervision and management if other training instructors. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said, […]

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Lowcountry Fire and EMS Weekend

Eleven Oconee County Firefighters traveled to the lower part of the state to attend the Lowcountry Fire and EMS Weekend. The weekend training series was hosted by Colleton County Fire-Rescue and featured instructors from across the nation. The Oconee County delegation split into two groups to take advantage of advanced training in both auto extrication and fireground operations. The group […]

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OC Firefighters conduct Rural Water Shuttle Training

Saturday morning, five volunteer fire stations on the south side of Oconee County participated in a rural water supply exercise. The event included 30 responders from the Oakway, Crossroads, Friendship, South Union and Townville Fire Stations. The drill was conducted to prepare responders to work together to successfully deliver water in areas where fire hydrants are scarce. Firefighters were able to sustain […]

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