Community Baby Shower this Saturday at Shaver

The second annual Community Baby Shower takes place this Saturday, April 9, at the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. At the free event, community partners will provide information and resources to ensure a healthy pregnancy and appropriate child development. Attendees will enjoy free food, games and door prizes. Nurse-Family Partnership and Oconee County First Steps present this event. It takes […]

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Hammond Case settled for $2.15M

The family of Zachary Hammond, along with the City of Seneca, the Seneca Police Department, Chief John Covington and Lt. Mark Tiller announce that the civil litigation involving the death of Zachary Hammond has settled for total payments to the estate of Zachary Hammond in the amount of $2,150,000. There will be no further legal proceedings between the parties. The […]

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Overcrowding at Oconee Humane Society

Due to unusually high dog intake numbers at the Oconee County Animal Shelter, the Oconee Humane Society kennels are full. In an effort to create space to save additional animal lives, a limited number of adoption-ready dogs are being offered at a reduced fee of only $45 to qualified adopters. The normal adoption fee is $85. Check out all the […]

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OC Sheriff’s Office warns about IRS Scams

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office continues to warn citizens not to fall prey to various types of scams, including those purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service, says Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “I have received in my office a couple of calls in the last few days from citizens who said they received calls […]

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Emergency Preparedness Seminars planned for OC

Are you ready in an emergency? Then Oconee County Emergency Services Director Chief Scott Krein invites you to a seminar. “We are doing Are You Ready Programs for the public to basically get their homes ready for a disaster. It is a book and it walks you completely through natural disasters and any disaster to prepare yourself and your family […]

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OC named Top Performing Micropolitan in SC

The Seneca micropolitan area, which encompasses all of Oconee County, was recently named the top performing micropolitan in South Carolina for the second consecutive year by Site Selection magazine. Along with the top ranking in the state, the magazine also ranked the Seneca micropolitan area as the 22 overall performing micropolitan area in the United States, which is the third […]

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