Help sought solving Burglaries and Larcenies in Longcreek

Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s help in its investigation into two recent and separate burglaries and larcenies that occurred at a Longcreek business, explains Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to Dixie Aluminum the mornings of Aug. 4, and Aug. 20, respectively in regards to […]

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Management changes at OC Detention Center

The Oconee County Detention Center announces some recent management changes. After 40 years with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Steve Pruitt retired Friday, Aug. 10, as director of the detention center. His career included time as chief deputy during James Singleton’s years as sheriff. Succeeding Pruitt as director is Captain Gentry Hawk, who was the former lieutenant in investigations, […]

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Canning Competition at Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair

Bring your best home canned items to enter the Canning Competition at Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. The competition will be held in the following categories: Jellies, Vegetables, Relishes and Sauces, Jams and Marmalades, Preserves, Fruits, Pickles–Cucumber, Pickles–non cucumber, and Soups. Entries must be delivered to the fair grounds on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-4pm. Early entries may be dropped off […]

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Seneca to welcome New Hotel

A new hotel is coming to the City of Seneca. A Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites is planned for Bypass 123 next to Applebee’s. Grading on the site is now underway. The plans call for 102 rooms and 1,300 square feet of meeting space. The Marriott will also feature an outdoor pool and bars both inside and outside the hotel. […]

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Clemson’s First Friday Parade to follow New Route

A new route is planned for this year’s First Friday Parade. The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that the community is invited to celebrate the beginning of the school year and kick off the football season on Aug. 31. The 6pm event, which features community groups, university departments, Panhellenic and service sororities, and other student organizations, precedes the Tigers’ […]

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SDOC list First Day Enrollment at 10,258

On the first day of school, the School District of Oconee County welcomed over 10,000 students. Monday’s first day enrollment was 10,258. Oconee County Schools Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey projects by week’s end the total enrollment will jump by 270 students, to roughly 10,528. Walhalla High School has the district’s highest enrollment at 1,123 students. Walhalla Middle School […]

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Good start to School Year in SDOC

It was a good start to the new school year this morning in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC). Everything went according to plan, says Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “Well, I’ve talked to many of our principals and they have reported a very smooth opening that transportation went well and students are ready to get back. […]

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