SDOC ready for Students says Superintendent

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) is ready for students, says Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “I’ve had many positive comments this week from staff members here at the school district that it has been a great start teachers. They came back last Thursday and are working all week this week to prepare for Monday, Aug. 20, when students come […]

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OC Chamber moves into New Home

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce has moved into a new home office, tells Director Vanessa Penton. “We opened Monday morning at 9am at our new location at 2 Leas Courtyard Drive in Seneca. For folks who are not familiar with the address it is on Highway 28 in the Bountyland area of Seneca. We are across from what used […]

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Seneca Woman pleads Guilty to Meth Charges

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Monday that 37-year-old Tabitha A. Hammond of Seneca pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Judge Donald C. Coggins, of Spartanburg, accepted the guilty plea and will sentence Hammond after he has a chance to review the presentence report prepared by the United States Probation Office. Evidence […]

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Tubers rescued on Chattooga River

A rescue operation is underway this morning in Mountain Rest, tells Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Emergency Management and Special Operations Scott Krein. “We are presently working on extricating a person that was overdue. We had a party of seven, two adults and five children, that were on the river tubing and one was injured late yesterday afternoon […]

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Clemson Students love School according to The Princeton Review

In its newly released 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges,” The Princeton Review ranks Clemson No. 1 among surveyed colleges in the “These Students Love These Colleges” category, reports the Clemson University Media Relations Department. In addition, Clemson University ranked No. 2 in Students Pack the Stadiums, No. 3 in Everyone Plays Intramural Sports, No. 6 in Town-Gown as […]

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Seneca names New Fire Chief

The City of Seneca announces that Charles Caudill, Jr., of Salem has been chosen as the new fire chief for the Seneca Fire Department. He has over 35 years’ experience. Caudill says he will look for opportunities in his new role to involve the fire department in activities that will open doors for collaborative public education. “We want to be […]

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Celebrate Oconee Photo Contest on display at OHC

Photographs are on display at Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) now through October for the Celebrate Oconee Photo Contest. Local photographers were challenged to enter their best Oconee County photographs, and they met that challenge by submitting 56 photos of different facets of Oconee County. “Photographers were asked to take photos in three categories: historic places, people, and natural beauty. We […]

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