Workforce Development Center awards funds

From increasing student interest in science and technology to preparing high school students for careers in advanced manufacturing, the first funding distributed by the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development was recently accepted by school districts from across South Carolina. The Workforce Development Center awarded 36 school districts or charter schools and 9 technical colleges a total of $450,000 for workforce […]

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CU awards over 800 Degrees

More than 800 Clemson University students received degrees at Friday’s August graduation ceremony. Crossing the stage at Littlejohn Coliseum to get their degrees and congratulations from President James F. Barker were 364 graduates receiving bachelor’s degrees, 384 master’s and 82 doctorates. Philanthropist Anita Zucker, chairwoman and CEO of the Inter Tech Group Inc., was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities. […]

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National Hunting and Fishing Day

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to participate in the upcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day at Duke Power’s World of Energy off Highway 130. The event will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 9am until 3pm and is free and open to the public. There will also be a free parking shuttle and individuals who attend […]

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Ads for 2014 Law Enforcement Calendar

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is notifying citizens that Law Enforcement Publications will be at the Sheriff’s Office this week to make phone calls to sell ads for the 2014 Oconee County Sheriff’s Office calendar. The Sheriff would like to notify especially the business community that this is a legitimate company should their business receive a phone call. No individual […]

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OC Firefighters conducting Arson Training this week

Oconee County, in conjunction with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, will be hosting a training program in Arson Investigation throughout the week of August 11th-16th.  The training will focus on investigative techniques, fire behavior, case studies and report/scene documentation. Investigators and firefighters are concerned with the cause of fires for two primary reasons; prevention of future loss and prosecution […]

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Arson suspected in Timberlake Fire

Oconee County officials are asking the communities to help determine the cause of a residential structure fire at 352 Timberlake One Drive last Friday.  Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King reports that after several days of joint investigation between the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services, they are unable to rule out the possibility of the fire being intentionally […]

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Salem House Fire

Firefighters battled for more than an hour to put out a fire at 405 Evergreen Trail in the Salem area Saturday afternoon.  Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King reports that at 1:55pm, dispatchers received a call with the caller stating she felt her house had been struck by lightning and was filling with smoke. Firefighters arrived within ten minutes to find […]

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OC Chamber names new Executive Director

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce has named Jillian Lusk as its new Executive Director, starting August 19, 2013.  An experienced Chamber executive from St. Petersburg, FL, Lusk is married to Brock Lusk, an Oconee County native and Major in the Air Force. Lusk was a member of the leadership team at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, where […]

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TCTC Corporate & Community Education Job Fair

Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate & Community Education Division will hold a Job Fair and Training Expo for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens county residents Tuesday, August 13.  It will be held 9am to noon at the Pendleton Campus in the Industrial & Business Development Center.  Participants will be given the opportunity to meet and interview with area employers and/or find out […]

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