Marine Corps League Annual Family Picnic

Area Marines and families are invited to the Marine Corps League Detachment 1131 “Annual Family Picnic” on August 20 at Biggerstaff Christian Retreat Center in Seneca.  “We especially invite area Marines who wish to find out more about the Marine Corps League and how we can help them,” said Senior Vice Commandant Jim Stone. Adam Carter, a Nashville recording artist and Oconee […]

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Seneca Man wants Paraphernalia removed from Stores

A concerned resident voiced his opposition to what he calls drug paraphernalia being sold in stores at last night’s Seneca City Council meeting.  The man asked the mayor and city council to require the enforcement of a law that forbids stores from selling items such as pipes.  Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander gives details. “Frankie Pearson asked to be on the […]

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Fire forces Apartment Evacuation

An apartment fire forced the evacuation of several residents this morning in Pendleton.  The fire was reported around 4:30am at the Azalea Apartments on Nunnally Road near I-85 in Anderson County.  Fire officials say a caller to 911 reported that a moped caught fire in a storage area next to the apartment building.  The apartments were evacuated.  The fire appeared […]

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TCTC and PC enter Articulation Agreement

An inter-collegiate agreement between Tri-County Technical College and Presbyterian College will ensure the best and brightest students from the Upstate have an opportunity to earn advanced degrees. Tri-County Technical College Science Department Head Dr. Sue Ellenberger gives details. “This is something very exciting, we recently signed an articulation agreement with Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and what this agreement says […]

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SDOC hears New Hire Report

This week the School District of Oconee County welcomed 90 new employees as teachers returned to the classroom on Tuesday. Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas presented the Board of Trustees this year’s new hire report at their meeting this week.  “Last week, we had our first year teachers begin, there are 27 new teachers in the district who […]

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Dr. Lucas unveils Oconee Academic Dashboard

There is a new way to stay informed about testing in the School District of Oconee County.  At their meeting this week, the Board of Trustees heard a report from Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas on the new Oconee Academic Dashboard.  “The Board of Trustees back in June when I had my evaluation they said they wanted a place where all […]

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TCTC only SC Tech System to offer Pre-Vet Medicine

The technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties has earned another distinction; Tri-County Technical College is the only technical college system in South Carolina to offer a pre-veterinary medicine program.  Dr. Sue Ellenberger, head of the program at Tri-County Technical College gives details.  “We are excited about this program.  In the state of South Carolina, Tri-County Technical College is […]

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SDOC awards Google Chromebooks

Three teachers in the School District of Oconee County were recently selected to receive Google Chromebooks for their classroom. Funds from the sale of motor vehicle “apple” license plates were used for this purchase.  A random drawing was made to select recipients of the Chromebooks from those who attended all four days of the Summer Institute in June, explains Oconee County Schools […]

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DNR asks Public to report Banded Wood Storks

During 2013, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources banded over 50 wood storks with field-readable bands. The bands used in South Carolina are orange with black numbers. Researchers throughout the southeast are banding storks as part of a collaborative project to learn more about their movements, demography, and longevity. If you see wood storks, you can check to see […]

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Salvation Army announces Inaugural Golf Tournament

The Salvation Army will host its first ever Red Shield Classic Golf Tournament on September 30th at the Walker Golf Course at Clemson University and the Furman University Golf Club.  This inaugural golf tournament will benefit the Salvation Army chapters in both Greenville and Pickens counties. Teams of four can register for $500 in the Red Shield Classic Golf Tournament, which […]

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