SDOC offering School Choice

School Choice for the 2013-2014 school year is now open and will remain open until March 8.  If you would like for your child to attend a school that is outside of the attendance area in which you live, you must complete a school choice form, explains Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas. Use the online form that can […]

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TCTC to offer Beginners iPad Class

The Corporate and Community Education Division at Tri-County Technical College will offer a Learn to Use Your iPad class February 5 and 12, from 6 – 9pm.  The class will be held in the Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton Campus.  Students will learn basic functions such as navigating their home screen and customizing it to fit their […]

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Graham comments on Chambliss Retirement

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on news that Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss will not seek reelection in 2014. Graham said, “I was informed by Senator Chambliss that he would not seek reelection.  I received this news with great sadness and disappointment because Saxby is one of my best friends in or out of politics. I […]

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Gov. Haley proclaims “School Choice Week”

Governor Nikki Haley has signed a proclamation officially recognizing this week as “South Carolina School Choice Week.” Governor Haley joins more than 20 other U.S. governors in issuing a National School Choice Week proclamation. National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on all effective education options for children. Participants in National School Choice Week events in South Carolina and across […]

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SHS December Student-Athlete of Month

Congratulations to Seneca High School’s Chuck Hennes for receiving the honor of December’s Student-Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Ralph’s Trophy Shop.  Chuck is a Senior Captain for the Varsity Wrestling Team.   Chuck excels in academics and ranks in the top 17% of his senior class.  Seneca High School Varsity Wrestling Coach Jeff Jordan stated, “Chuck maintains high grades while excelling […]

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Seneca Policewoman honored

Seneca patrol officer Amber Justice has been recognized as Officer of the Month for January. Justice joined the Seneca Police Department in September of 2011, and Seneca Police Chief John Covington says, “She has since served with distinction and has represented the department with great professionalism.” An example of that was a recent incident in a case of alleged attempted […]

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CU Employee charged with Fraud

A Clemson University employee has been arrested and charged by the state police with breach of fraudulent intent. According to the arrest warrant, Lenora Odell of Seneca was entrusted with monies belonging to Clemson University and converted the funds to her own use. “The amount of purchases made and converted to her personal use during her employment with Clemson University […]

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Westminster Man arrested on Theft Charges

An 18-year-old Westminster man sits behind bars facing burglary and theft charges.  The daily booking activity report from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department lists Trevor Hobbie Turner, Sr. charged with multiple offenses of larceny and burglary. The offenses included home and church burglaries in which numerous goods were stolen during November and December. Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Warning about Downed Power Lines

A warning is going out to residents of Upstate South Carolina to be cautious around downed power lines.  The wintry weather experienced today could cause ice to accumulate on power lines causing them to fall.  Duke Energy spokesperson Sandra Magee warns residents to stay away.  “If you see a line down from a tree being on the line or ice […]

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Domestic Violence Forum attracts Crowd

A large crowd of concerned citizens attended last night’s domestic violence forum hosted by the United Way of Oconee County and Safe Harbor.  Domestic violence continues to be a serious issue locally, with six deaths reported in the last six months.  The need for a domestic violence shelter in Oconee County was stressed at the meeting.  Safe Harbor is a […]

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