Get Crafty at the Library

The Oconee County Public Library is more than just books. It offers a wide range of materials and programs. If you are new to crafting or are an old pro, they have something for everyone.  Even better, crafts are offered at no cost.  The Salem Branch Library hosts Knit & Crochet Circle meetings. These are on the second and fourth […]

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TCTC to offer Heavy Equipment Operator Classes

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. As the equipment technology in this industry improves, there is also a need for increased training, said […]

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Duke Energy to Test Sirens

Sirens located around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, April 10, at approximately 11:50am.  No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens. Hearing […]

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Improving Hearing in Noisy Environment

Dr. Diane Koglin, audiologist at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center, will be presenting a discussion on the topic of improving hearing in noisy environments, Friday, April 5. The talk will be held at 11am at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center, located at 105 Carter Park Drive in Seneca.  Dr. Koglin hosts a talk on the first Friday of […]

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Walhalla Council turns down Concert Funding

A request from the Walhalla Civic Auditorium to help fund two major concert venues was turned down by the Walhalla City Council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  The Auditorium sought $37,500 from Council to sponsor concerts by Lorrie Morgan and Ronnie Milsap. Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards said the City did not have the money to meet the request.  According […]

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Taylor Made expanding in Pickens County

Taylor Made Golf Company will invest $13 million establishing a new golf ball production facility in Pickens County.  According to a news release from the Taylor Made Golf Company, it will establish a new 120,000-square-foot plant in Liberty. The company plans to move current golf ball manufacturing operations to the new plant in January 2014. The new manufacturing and research […]

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Bonelli ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

A judge has found an 86-year-old Oconee County man incompetent to stand trial for double murder. On Tuesday, Judge Cordell Maddox signed an order that Nicholas Bonelli lacks the competency to stand trial. Investigators said Bonelli killed 82-year-old Clarine Smith, whom he lived with, and Smith’s great-niece, 63-year-old Sandra Smith Myers of Seneca, who was visiting the Westminster home last […]

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Don’t Forget to Study during Spring Break

This is a week off for students in the School District of Oconee County as they enjoy spring break.  However, students, especially those at the high school level, are encouraged to spend a little time this week studying.  Seneca High School Guidance Director Karen Trammell offers this advice to spring breakers.  “A lot of people will be headed to the […]

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Early Allergy Season

Allergy season is here and the experts say it could be a long one. Researchers claim that higher temperatures from climate change are having an impact on tree pollination. Trees may pollinate earlier and produce more pollen. Dr. Gillian Shepard of the Asthma Allergy Foundation gives details. “Estimates go up to a quarter of the population having some sensitivity to […]

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Gas Prices continue Decline

It is costing less to fill up at the pump.  Amerine Woodyard with the U.S. Energy Information Administration gives details.  “The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell to $3.65 a gallon on Monday. That is down 3 1/2 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Pump prices were […]

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