Six arrested for Unemployment Fraud

A Pickens County resident is one of six individuals to be arrested on charges of fraudulently receiving unemployment benefits.  The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce’s Office of General Counsel announces that individuals from Greenville, Pickens, Sumter and York counties have been arrested and charged in the case. As a result of the agency’s ongoing effort to identify and […]

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SC Highways claim Two More lives

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces two people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, March 8, at 6pm until Sunday, March 10, at midnight. As of March 10, 116 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 147 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County has yet to experience a […]

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OC Bus Accident injuries Three Students

Three students were injured yesterday afternoon after their bus overturned in the rain.  Oconee County School District officials say three students were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.  The driver was not injured in the accident, which occurred on Unity Church Road, near where the state DOT is working on a bridge crossing Toxaway Creek.  There were four students […]

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Taking the Plunge to fight Domestic Violence in OC

Over 300 people took a plunge into a cold lake on Saturday to help fight domestic violence.  It was the third annual Polar Bear Plunge for Safe Harbor.  The Seneca Junior Woman’s Club hosts the yearly fundraiser as a means to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence.  Saturday’s plunge raised over $15,000 and the money will support […]

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Study finds Minor Injuries preceding Infant Abuse

A new study finds relatively minor abusive injuries can precede more severe physical abuse in infants. Researchers at Children’s Hospital tracked the prevalence of such injuries, called sentinel injuries, in infants. The study found previous sentinel injuries are common in infants with severe physical abuse and rare in infants evaluated for abuse and found to not be abused. Study author […]

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OCPL wants help being More Effective

Oconee County residents are being asked to help the library be more effective.  The Oconee County Public Library has undertaken a grant-funded program to enhance staff training in hopes that they will be able to provide even better user experiences to patrons, explains Seneca Library Branch Manager and Oconee County Public Library publicity director Blair Hinson.  “While the core of the […]

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SC Credit Monitoring Info

In light of a recent revelation that a hacker broke into the state Department of Revenue’s data servers and stole credit card, debit card and Social Security card numbers, the state Department of Revenue has established a credit monitoring agreement with Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States to allow SC residents one year of free […]

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Nominations for 2013 SHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Seneca High School is seeking nominations for its Athletic Hall of Fame.  2013 inductees will be the fifth class into the school’s Hall of Fame. As evident by the inductees of the first four classes, this is truly a significant group of important people in the history of not only the school and athletic department, but also the community as a […]

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SHS performs well at Mock Trial Competition

Last month, the Mock Trial team at Seneca High School competed in the Piedmont Region of the state Mock Trial competition. Members of the team included: Melissa Galindo, DeAndre Wilson, and Anna Katherine Page, attorneys for the Plaintiff, with their witnesses, Lisa Falta, Alexis Marshall, and McKayla Franks; Brightin Blanton, Monica Rozman, Trevor Rozman, attorneys for the Defense, with their […]

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OC Capital Project Advisory Committee Meeting

The Oconee County Capital Project Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on May 22 at 10am in County Council Chambers of the Oconee County Administrative Offices, located at 415 South Pine Street in Walhalla.  This meeting regards the Capital Improvement Project Listing. Any citizen wishing to speak at the meeting regarding this list may do so by signing up at the […]

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