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Trustees clear up student welfare policy

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have taken a first step to tighten the district’s policy on student welfare—as it pertains to how and when child abuse and neglect should be reported to authorities. The trustees last night gave first reading approval to revising the policy by requiring principals and other district employees to make reports to law…

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Schools choose honchos from within

June 10, 2014

Oconee school trustees have signed a deal officially naming Dr. Michael Thorsland as county superintendent of education. They gave their unanimous support to a motion following an executive session last night to award Thorsland a three-year contract at a salary of $135 thousand annually—along with some other benefits such as an annuity and the use…

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Three-vehicle accident near 123-130

June 10, 2014

A three-vehicle accident yesterday near Seneca’s 123-130 intersection sent one driver to the hospital. The police say the accident involved a car and two small trucks.

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Qualifying workers for industry work!

June 9, 2014

For a special presentation this week, Tri-County Technical College representatives are coming to Oconee County to share information about new programs to qualify workers for local industry.  The program are aimed at high school students and adults seeking new careers.  And the public has a cordial invitation to learn all about it.  The presentation will…

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Ervin says he has qualified for ballot

June 9, 2014

Many South Carolina politicians are heavily focused on this month’s primary election.  Not Tom Ervin.  The Greenville lawyer and Anderson radio station owner points to this fall’s General Election.  The Independent Republican candidate’s campaign for Governor announced today that has assured himself a spot on the November ballot by submitting 20, 137 petition signatures of…

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Lines to form for produce coupons

June 9, 2014

For as long as the coupons last, Oconee senior citizens can qualify starting tomorrow for $25 dollars worth of Farmers Market produce coupons. Lines are likely to form early tomorrow morning outside the United Way Office in downtown Seneca. LaShauna Harrison, United Way chief operating officer, says she and her staff can count on an…

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Road pavers return to South Carolina 24

June 9, 2014

The road contractor, Ashmore Brothers, has returned its crews this week to Oconee County’s South Carolina 24 for paving work between highways 11 and 59. Work is scheduled today through Saturday. And motorists should be careful driving through the work zone. Be aware that there are men and equipment at work inside a lane closure,…

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Tomorrow is Primary Election Day!

June 9, 2014

Across Oconee County and across South Carolina tomorrow, it’ll be Primary Election Day 2014. Oconee voters are urged to turn out at the polls and participate in the process—by voting in either the Democratic or Republican primaries. The only contested local office on tomorrow’s ballot is the one between incumbent Paul Corbeil and his challenger,…

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Oconee spends too much, says Steven Moore

June 9, 2014

Oconee County resident Steven Moore spent his formative years as a Democrat, then became a Republican. But today the former Oconee County school trustee and county councilman says party labels are misleading when it comes to government spending. Moore has issues with the all-Republican Oconee County Council when it comes to spending, and he plans…

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Tree splits nearly in half at Clemson

June 9, 2014
Tree splits nearly in half at Clemson

 A strong wind that blew thru Clemson late last week is believed responsible for nearly splitting a big tree in two near the College Street-123 traffic lights.  Part of the tree fell into the parking of the Victoria Square Shopping Center.

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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