OCPL working on New Strategic Plan

The Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) is working on a new strategic plan and wants to hear from the community. On Feb. 22, the community is invited to a meeting at the Walhalla Library to offer suggestions, explains OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “We’re working on a strategic plan. We want to know where we need to go in the next […]

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OC ranked Top Micropolitan in SC

The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is celebrating another award. Oconee County has been ranked as the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina, tells OEA Executive Director Richard Blackwell. “In the 2018 POLICOM Strength Ranking, Oconee County was ranked the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina. A micropolitan is described as a quasi-rural area with […]

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SDOC fighting the Flu

As of the week ending Jan. 13, 154 people in Oconee County have been diagnosed with the flu, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This is the fifth week in which the flu has been listed at widespread activity across the state. The School District of Oconee County (SDOC) has not been immune from the […]

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Update on Bad Creek Transformer moves

Following a delay due to weather conditions, the first of three transformer moves to Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station was completed Friday, Jan. 22. The remaining two equipment moves are tentatively scheduled to occur on Jan. 30-31, and Feb. 6-7, explains Duke Energy spokesperson Kim Crawford. “We will do the moves between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Starting Jan. 16, […]

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OC PRT accepting ATAX Grant Applications

The Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Commission announce that Accommodations Tax (ATAX) grant applications will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3pm. ATAX Application guides may be requested through the PRT office at 888-1488 and will be available online at www.oconeesc.com. All applications must be received by the PRT office at South Cove County Park by […]

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Graham votes to end Government Shutdown

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Monday made this statement after casting a vote to end the federal government shutdown. The legislation passed by the Senate was first proposed by Senator Graham on Friday night after consulting with a bipartisan group of Senators. “Ending the government shutdown stops the losing for the country. But it’s not winning. Winning is solving the […]

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No Saturday School in SDOC

There are no plans to attend school on Saturdays in the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), says Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland. “It was report in one of the papers about possibly going on Saturdays, that’s not going to happen. We have no plans to attend school on Saturday. And also I’d like to add because people have asked questions, […]

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