Third Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Now through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, the Westminster branch of the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) is accepting entries into their third annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Everyone is invited to dress up a pumpkin as their favorite literary character or use pumpkins to depict their favorite book, tells OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “It is important to note this is not a […]

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No School on Monday in SDOC

Students have a three-day weekend this weekend as the School District of Oconee County (SDOC) has a Teacher Work Day planned on Monday, Oct. 23, tells Steve Hanvey, Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the SDOC. “Monday for our staff is a Teacher Work Day and actually we’re excited about that our elementary teachers and staff are going to go to […]

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Walhalla Man arrested on Multiple Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Walhalla man yesterday on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree. 43-year-old Brian Douglas Feole of Peach Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:42pm on a Temporary Custody Order until arrest warrants were obtained today against him. The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation with […]

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TCTC offering help with the FAFSA

A change was recently made concerning the FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, explains Amy Jared, Senior Financial Aid Counselor at Tri-County Technical College (TCTC). “You can now complete your FAFSA early. It used to be Jan. 1, was the date to start doing your FAFSA for the next fall semester, but now they’ve moved it to […]

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OCPL now offering Launchpad Learning Tablets for checkout

The Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) announces that Launchpad tablets will be available at all branches for patron checkout starting Oct. 11. Launchpads are designed for both children and adults, tells OCPL Director Blair Hinson. “They are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. Apps are grouped onto the tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, […]

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Work progressing on Hartwell Village

Work is progressing on Hartwell Village, the commercial development on Highway 123 in Seneca near the Pickens County line. Oconee Economic Alliance Executive Director Richard Blackwell tells more in this update on the project. “It’s going to be tremendous for this community with 300,000 square feet of new retail, a new hotel is going out there so we’re talking about […]

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