Illness affecting SDOC

An illness is making its way through the School District of Oconee County.  Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas has been bitten by the bug and offers this advice to parents of sick kids.  “First of all it is that time of year and it seems like the flu season has hit us a little early.  I have been hearing from principals […]

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Study Tips during the Holidays

Concentrating on work around the holidays is difficult, but for school children it can be impossible.  The weeks leading up to the holiday break from school are crucial for students, as many will be taking exams.  Seneca High School guidance director Karen Trammell offers this advice.  “Students tend to get distracted with all the activities going on around the holidays […]

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Graham opposes Raising Debt Ceiling

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham released the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan to raise the debt limit: “Mr. President, I will not support increasing the debt limit until we address why we’re in debt. I will never vote to raise the debt ceiling unless we produce real structural reforms to save Medicare and Social Security from bankruptcy and […]

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Seneca BAR approves Restaurant Remodeling

A downtown Seneca restaurant has been approved to remodel. At their meeting Tuesday night, the Seneca Board of Architectural Review granted Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe owner E.E. Riggs a certificate of appropriateness. Riggs plans to remodel the entryway of the North Townville Street restaurant. The downtown restaurant sits inside the city’s design review district, which falls under the governance of […]

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Thousands line Streets for Seneca Parade

Thousands of people lined the downtown streets of Seneca on Monday night for the annual Christmas Parade through downtown. The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce organizes the parade and executive director Sandra Jones was pleased with the large turnout, the weather, and the fun that was enjoyed by all in attendance. “The Chamber of Commerce was so excited with the […]

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Mayor excited about All-Electric Buses arrival

It will not be long now before electric buses roll into Seneca making the City the first in the country to offer all-electric public transportation.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander is excited about the buses rolling into the City.  “Next year, the electric buses are going to be rolling here in Seneca.  We are going to be getting four brand new […]

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Save Old Phones for SDOC

Every year during the holidays, people receive new gadgets.  If you get a new cell phone this year, the School District of Oconee County wants your old one, explains Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas.  “The Education Foundation supports innovative ideas in the classroom and one of the things they are going to be doing is collecting cell phones.  Therefore, if you […]

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Talley named Outstanding Earth Science Teacher

Congratulations to Crystal Talley for being recognized by The National Association of Geoscience Teachers as an “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher” for 2012.  Talley will receive a two-year complimentary membership in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, one-year membership in the Geological Society of America’s Geoscience Education Division membership, an Earth Science Week Kit from the American Geological Institution and assorted […]

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TCTC’s Foundation Board welcomes New Members

Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors. Joining the Board’s current members are Hugh Burgess, representing Anderson County, Linda Bacigalupo, Dave Eldridge and Larry Smith, all representing Oconee County, and Nancy Hedrick representing Pickens County. Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement appropriations thereby helping the College to meet […]

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