Start School Year off right by being Prepared

Excitement surrounds the start of another school year in Oconee County and getting kids to bed tonight could be difficult.  Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent Earnestine Williams says being prepared will help.  “It is very exciting when you see the students come back after the summer and also you get to see the parents again, so its just that community […]

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SDOC Summer Graduates recognized

Summer graduation ceremonies were held earlier this month to recognize the newest high school graduates from Oconee County.  “We had 19 students who graduated this summer.  Two of them graduated in a program we have with Tri-County Technical College called Connect to College, which is actually where they finish their high school diploma and they work on an associate’s degree […]

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Adult Education waving Fees for GED Classes

Adult Education will be accepting students into their GED program free of charge through December 2013.  The GED is a test that measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading and writing.  Passing the GED test gives those who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, explains Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent Earnestine […]

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NRC schedules meeting on Projects at Oconee Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting for August 28th with Duke Energy officials to discuss the status of major projects at the Oconee nuclear power plant. The Oconee plant, operated by Duke Energy, is near Seneca.  The meeting will start at 12:30pm at the NRC’s Region II offices, located at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE, Suite 1200, […]

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Graham on American Citizen, Al Qaeda Leader Calling for Attacks on American Diplomats

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on American citizen and Al-Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn’s call for attacks on American diplomats in the Middle East.  Gadahn also praised those responsible for the murder of United States Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed in the September 11 attack on our mission in Benghazi, Libya. Graham, a member […]

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Central Man arrested in Westminster

The daily booking activity report from the Oconee County Detention Center lists a 24-year-old Central man arrested on multiple charges early Sunday morning in Westminster.  Police were alerted around 4am that four to six shots were fired in the vicinity of East North Avenue and Lakeside Drive. According to law enforcement records, a canvas of the neighborhood led to the […]

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Tri-County Upstate sees decline in Unemployment

Good news to report on jobs in the tri-county area of Upstate South Carolina.  The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reports that Oconee County saw a drop in its jobless rate from 9.3% in June to 8.7% in July.   Pickens County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.9% in June to 7.6% in July.  Anderson County experienced a decline in […]

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Safe Harbor Benefit Concert is Saturday

A benefit concert for the Oconee County project of Safe Harbor will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 6pm at the Walhalla High School Auditorium.  Lisa Nalley of Sun City Promotions gives details.  “We need this shelter for victims of domestic abuse here in Oconee County and this will be an opportunity to come and hear a variety of musical artists, […]

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Milam named OMC’s August Employee of the Month

Oconee Medical Center named Chesley Milam as its Employee of the Month for August 2013. Milam is a security officer and has been with Oconee Medical Center for just over a year. Milam was nominated by his Supervisor based upon an email he received from an emergency department nurse recounting Milam’s kindness toward a grieving visitor. A gentleman was brought to the emergency department and subsequently died. […]

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Academy Graduation of Deputy Jonathan Hodge

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Jonathan Hodge from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia.  Hodge is the second graduate of the Academy since Mike Crenshaw became Sheriff of Oconee County on January 1st.  Hodge is a 2007 graduate of Walhalla High School and a 2012 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science […]

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