Visitor Centers to close for Winter

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins seasonal weekend closings at the visitor centers at Hartwell Dam and Lake and Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake November 24 through February 24. The visitor centers remain open during normal business hours 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. All visitor centers are closed on federal holidays. The weekend closings are the result […]

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High Attendance Rate in SDOC

Statistics from the South Carolina Department of Education’s 2012 report card reveals that students and teachers are attending school in Oconee County.  If both students and teachers are in the classroom, learning is more likely to occur, says Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas. “We know that if the teacher is present in school and the student is present […]

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E-Alerts keeping Seneca Residents Informed

In today’s fast-paced world, a little reminder can be helpful.  With that in mind, the City of Seneca invites area residents to sign up for e-alerts.  Seneca Events Coordinator Riley Johnson tells how e-alerts work to inform you about happenings in the city.  “I want to remind everybody to go to our website to sign up for e-mail alerts that […]

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Rosa Clark Clinic named Angel

A local charity has been honored for using its money in support of its mission. South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic in Seneca was chosen as one of ten Angles in South Carolina. Rosa Clark Clinic executive director Vicki Thompson was surprised by the announcement. “We were a bit overwhelmed but we […]

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37 SHS Students named to All-State Chorus

Once again, Seneca High School chorus students triumph as 37 were named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus, making this year’s group the largest ever for the school.  Of the 80 schools participating in the state, Seneca High School had the fourth largest number of students chosen to the All-State Chorus. Students selected will sing at Winthrop University in March […]

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Crenshaw names Chief Deputy

Next year’s number two officer in the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department has been named. Oconee County Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw announces that 40-year old Kevin Davis will serve as the next chief deputy. “Kevin Davis is a life-long native of Oconee County. He is a graduate of Walhalla High School and Tri-County Technical College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. […]

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Red Cross in desperate need of Volunteers

With the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy as well as fires and other disasters, the American Red Cross is in desperate need of volunteers. Kathy Rogers, executive director of the Oconee County Chapter of the American Red Cross explains. “This is probably the first time in my 25-year career with the Red Cross we’ve had to set up special classes. […]

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500 Military Families apply for Holiday Help

For the fourth year, Operation Homefront – Carolinasis matching military families in need with donors throughout the Carolinas to help deployed, returning and wounded military and their families with holiday expenses. Donors give a set amount to provide a family meal and gifts for each child.  The applications for help outline the circumstances of the families, including the names and […]

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Rosa Clark Clinic celebrates 30 Years

For the past 30 years the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic in Seneca has been serving the citizens of Oconee County, who might otherwise be unable to afford medical care.  Thursday evening, the clinic held a special invitation only birthday party with local dignitaries.  Vicki Thompson, executive director of the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic gives the history of the clinic.  “Rosa […]

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Mayor urging Residents to take Transit Survey

A survey is circulating around Oconee County asking residents their thoughts about public transportation.  Clemson Area Transit operates fare free public transportation in Seneca and residents are pushing for services to extend further into the county.  The City of Seneca is encouraging residents to take the survey, explains Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander.  “I’m a real strong advocate of public transportation […]

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