Wait 10 days before drawing conclusions

  A district administrator says two to three days into the school year in Oconee County is not enough time to draw conclusions about enrollment numbers at the Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says school personnel usually wait 10 days into the year before drawing any conclusions because the numbers are more stable then.  […]

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Last candidate interviewed

The last of the interviews have been conducted with candidates to work as Oconee County’s first-in house attorney.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, confirmed he conducted the interview yesterday—which marked the fifth or sixth interview of those who are considered to be finalists for the job.  Moulder says he is going to make a recommendation to the County Council before hiring […]

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Why he dressed in a camo shirt

Normally Scott Moulder is a tie and jacket man.  But at this week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council, the county administrator wore a camo short emblazoned with Mountain Rest Fire Department.  It was his way to live up to a pledge that he would wear a Mountain Rest fire and rescue shirt at a council meeting once a deal […]

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Reaction to our roundabout story

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As South Carolina roads see increasing traffic, an experiment with a new way of moving traffic might hold promise.  And Oconee County has been designated to be part of that experiment.  A DOT official has told us that word should arrive in two weeks of which contractor will get to build Oconee’s first roundabout of modern time.  It’s planned for […]

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Money to grant to the right applicant

An Oconee County group has money to grant to the right applicant.  The county Arts and Historical Commission has $28,795 for projects and grant awards to cover the fiscal year 2016.  Eligible applicants must be non-profit organizations or be a government entity.  The commissioners are looking for projects that positively impact the arts, historical or cultural climate in Oconee County.  […]

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Arrests made as shoplifting case expands

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Two Anderson County residents were in the custody yesterday of Oconee County law enforcement in what started as an investigation of shoplifting at one store and spread to a second store nearby.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced charges of shoplifting against Gregory Todd Allen and Sonya Kay Clifton.  They were arrested late Tuesday night when a patrol deputy conducted a […]

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Group urges men to lead against female violence

A small gathering yesterday at the Seneca Library heard an outline of a group that urges men to take the lead in dealing with the issue of violence against women.  The presenter was Julie Meredith of the Safe Harbor, which operates domestic violence shelters in four Upstate counties.  According to crime numbers, one in three women will be victims of […]

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Two Easley residents arrested

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The police in Seneca have arrested two Easley residents as the result of an incident last week that involved a parked vehicle behind an office complex at 123 and SC 130. Announcement by Chief John Covington says multiple charges have been placed against Wayne E. Drost and Christine S. Head.  The police say they found Drost and Head nearby at […]

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