Seneca-Based Community 1st Bank Acquires SFB Bancorp, Inc., in Tennessee

Community First Bank of Seneca, and SFB Bancorp, Inc., in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the parent company of Security Federal Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Community First to acquire SFB in a cash transaction. The combined company will have approximately $575 million of assets and 12 offices serving South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. The transaction was […]

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Local COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

Several COVID-19 Testing events are coming to our area in the next several days. A testing event will happen Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Seneca River Association Life Center, 298 Poplar Street, Seneca (Oconee County); Thursday, October 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Foothills Church, 505 Bountyland Road, Seneca; and on Thursday, October 29 from 2 to 7 […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

DHEC announced 584 new confirmed cases and 26 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 7 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 152,242, probable cases to 5,813, confirmed deaths to 3,355, and 204 probable deaths. 10 new cases were confirmed in Anderson County; Pickens County added 31 new […]

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SDOC Receiving DHEC Recycling Grant

The School District of Oconee County was awarded a $25,500 DHEC Recycling Education Grant last month. The Recycling Education Grant is a competitive program that allocates funds to schools and districts within South Carolina to support school recycling, composting, waste reduction activities, or for costs associated with field trips designed to improve understanding of recycling issues.   The grant will provide […]

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SDOC Board of Trustees Vacancy Applicants

The School District of Oconee County Board of Trustees accepted applicants for the District I board vacancy through 12:00 pm noon, October 12.  At its regularly scheduled meeting last night, the board announced the list of applicants. Those individuals are listed below. SDOC Board of Trustees District I Vacancy Applicants Randy Abbott; Steve Anderskow; Dean Bare; Richard Blackwell; Jeff Bright; Kay Corney; Cynthia Dalton; Amanda Holder; Kurt Kreuzberger; Lee […]

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Another Class Moved to Distance Learning As Oconee COVID-19 Numbers Increase – Theory As To Why

As a preventative measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, the School District of Oconee County has chosen to transition a Westminster Elementary kindergarten class to distance learning for a period of time. Students may return to school on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 unless under quarantine for another reason. School District of Oconee County Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland said that […]

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