SDOC announces Registration Date for 2018-19 Year

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) announces the registration date for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland gives details. “Registration will open up for parents and students on July 11. So, we do encourage them to get their information in the computer system prior to going to their schools for registration.” To learn […]

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OC Runoff Election Results made Official

On Thursday, June 28, the Oconee County Board of Canvassers certified that all proper procedures for canvassing votes in the Republican Primary Runoff Election have been followed and written confirmation has been received from the Oconee County Election Commission of the same, so the vote in Oconee County is now certified. Results of the Republican Primary Runoff in Oconee County […]

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SCDNR holding Courtesy Boat Inspections for 4th of July Holiday

In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during the Independence Day holiday, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state. The 4th of July weekend is the year’s busiest weekend on state waters, and officers want to do everything […]

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Dietterick given Key to the City

There is no need for the City of Seneca to change the locks when long time City Administrator Greg Dietterick retires on Friday. That’s because at their meeting Tuesday night, the Seneca City Council presented him with a key to the city, tells Mayor Dan Alexander. “The city council gave Greg a key to the city and it is pretty […]

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McMaster and Wilson win Republican Runoff Election

The South Carolina Election Commission announces unofficial results of Tuesday’s Republican Primary Runoff. In the race for Governor, Henry McMaster received 183,820 votes or 54% to John Warren’s 158,921 votes or 46%. In the Attorney General race, Alan Wilson captured 212,983 votes or 65% to Todd Atwater’s 114,817 votes or 35%. These are still unofficial results and will be canvassed […]

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Hiking Safety Tips

Now that school is out for the summer, families will be spending time outdoors enjoying the mountains and lakes of the Golden Corner of South Carolina. If you plan to explore hiking trails this summer, follow these safety tips encourages Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Emergency Management and Special Operations Scott Krein. “When hiking, we always want people […]

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Election set for Seats on SDOC Board

The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) announces an election is scheduled for Nov. 6, 2018 in order to fill seats representing District I and III on the Board of Trustees. These are four-year terms that will begin in November of 2018 and end in November of 2022. The election will be advertised by the Oconee County Election Commission 60 […]

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Swimming Safety Tips

Each year in the United States of America, over 4,000 children ages 19 and under are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near drowning events. Swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur among children ages 4 and under. Daby Snipes with Safe Kids Upstate offers these pool safety tips to ensure children are staying […]

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Employees praised for restoring the Power

Strong thunderstorms Sunday night broke several poles on the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative system causing power outages to 5,500 of its members. All employees were called in to assist with the repairs. Terry Ballenger, Vice President of Communications at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, gives an update on power restoration in the Upstate of South Carolina. “I’m sure as the folks […]

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