HCC/WHS Student won the SC All-Star Automotive Contest

Hamilton Career Center (HCC) Automotive Technology student Jeremy Welch, a senior at Walhalla High School (WHS), recently won first place in the South Carolina All-Star Automotive Contest held Feb. 22, 2018, at Midlands Technical College. Students were asked to diagnose and/or repair various automotive systems and components. The preliminary round was an online test of automotive knowledge. The top ten […]

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More People working in OC than Ever

Currently there are more people working in Oconee County than ever before, reports Emily Hodge, Economic Development Specialist with the Oconee Economic Alliance. “We currently have more people employed in Oconee County than we ever have before. So, our labor force is over 35,000 people and our unemployment rate is down to 4.1%, which is almost a full percentage point […]

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OEA invites You to become an Oconee Ally

The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) invites you to become an Oconee Ally. Participation enters you for a chance to win cash money, explains OEA Marketing and Communications Manager Daja Dial. “We have an exciting thing going on, we are having a competition, so for those of you who follow us on Social Media, we encourage you do that, we are […]

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SDPC issues School Safety Message

Administrators with the School District of Pickens County (SDPC) recently shared the following message with parents. It contains information pertaining to many of the questions the SDPC has received regarding safety in schools. The SDPC board and administration feel strongly that one of the strongest security measures a school can have is the presence of a trained, armed law enforcement […]

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Start protecting Pets from Mosquitoes

With all the recent rain, a pesky insect is back and pet owners are being encouraged to start protecting their furry friends against mosquitoes, tells Angel Newman with the Oconee Humane Society. “I don’t know if you have seen mosquitoes but they’re all over where I live. Mosquitoes transmit heartworms, so we want people to get their pets on that […]

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Register for Festival of Eggs at World of Energy

Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station hosts the Festival of Eggs display March 26 through April 6 and registration is now open, tells Mikayla Kreuzberger, Corporate Communications for Duke Energy’s World of Energy. “This is a public voting contest during which uniquely decorated eggs are on display at the World of Energy. Registration is now […]

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Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for March 7

The National Weather Service will initiate a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 9am using EAS and NOAA weather radios. This is a test to determine the readiness of EAS equipment and emergency radio receivers in broadcast facilities, schools, hospitals and other public buildings. All EAS receivers and weather radios that are set to receive tornado codes […]

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