Child Passenger Safety Week

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) is teaming up with safety partners to participate in the national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29. Throughout the country, millions of parents and caregivers travel each day with children in their motor vehicles. While some of these children are buckled in properly and ride in the correct car seats for their […]

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SC’s 17th Annual National Day of Concern and Student Pledge against Gun Violence

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announces that on Oct. 17, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), as part of Project CeaseFire, is sponsoring South Carolina’s participation in the annual National Day of Concern and Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. On Oct. 17, students from around the country will join together in pledging to do their part to end […]

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Contract Construction announces September Student of the Month

A senior at Walhalla High School has been honored as the first Contract Construction Student of the Month, tells Dr. Meghan Ketterman, Director of Business Development at Contract Construction. “The September 2018 Student of the Month for Contract Construction is Mr. Dennis Compton.” This is a new program in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) aimed at recognizing students […]

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TCTC’s Surgical Technology Grads earn 100% Pass Rate

Graduates of Tri-County Technical College’s (TCTC) Surgical Technology program maintain their 100% pass rate on the National Certification Exam. The 12 August graduates who took the National Board Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Exam now are designated as Certified Surgical Technologists (C.S.T.). This marks the third consecutive year that every student in the Surgical Technology program passed the National […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office to participate in Operation Clear Track

In an effort to promote safety at railroad crossings, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the second annual “Operation Clear Track.” “Amtrak Police Headquarters sent us some information on the “Operation Clear Track” initiative and we are proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to promote pedestrian and vehicular safety as it regards our railroad […]

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Additional Charges filed against Westminster Man

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has filed additional charges against a Westminster man who was arrested on Aug. 30, 2018, reports Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release seeking the public’s help locating 26-year-old Joseph Edward Kinsel as a person of interest in several Westminster area burglaries and larcenies. Soon after the press […]

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