Red, white and blue honor cords at graduation

With their cap and gown, some members of Oconee’s class of graduating seniors this year will wear patriotic red, white, and blue honor cords.  Oconee public schools have received confirmation that the state is establishing – and paying for – red, white, and blue honor cords to wear at graduation for those students who are enlisting in the military. So […]

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Former Oconeean excels in teaching field

Former Oconeean Ola Whitney Martin was the Teacher of the Month during February at North Augusta High School in Aiken County.  Martin won the Heisman award at West-Oak High School, and is a former teacher at Seneca High School.  She’s the daughter of attorney Robert K. Whitney and the former Oconee school trustee Barbara Whitney.

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Daniel students inspired by water quality project

Dozens of Daniel High School students were inspired by the Clemson University project “What’s in Our Waters”.  The students last month presented posters for display at Clemson’s Watt Family Innovation Center.  Those posters reflect the students’ research into the water quality of Indian Creek in the Clemson Experimental Forest.  Two groups of students won awards.  Riley Owens, Kaitlin Bryant, and […]

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In the upper echelon of years served

An announcement is imminent that the long-serving Oconee County coroner, Karl Addis, will once again seek his party’s nomination to run for re-election in November.  Look for Addis, a Republican, to declare this month for his party’s June primary election.  It appears that should Oconee voters send Addis back for a new four-year term as county coroner, the Walhallan will […]

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False report leads to student’s arrest

  A 20-year old Clemson student from Columbia has been arrested by university police on the charge of filing a false report of a felony.  The police say the arrest of Abbriyanna Ra-Beth Dutil took place Tuesday after she reported someone was sending her threatening emails.  The police say their investigation showed the emails came from an account Dutil created […]

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Arson case at Clemson University

Campus police at Clemson arrested three students yesterday and charged them with arson of a futon that was set afire outside two residence halls.  The university announcement states Matthew Griffin Skinner, 19, of Fairfax, Virginia; Patrick James Gilligan, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ryan Davis McCarter, 19, of Clover were charged with the felony offense of third degree arson.  The […]

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Extra security in place at West-Oak Middle

To ensure the safety of staff and students, extra security is in place today at the West-Oak Middle School.  Oconee public schools report at the end of the school day yesterday, two students said they saw another student with a weapon.  Law enforcement began to investigate.  The student was identified and located, but no weapon found.  The following automatic call […]

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Tommy Edward Roach

Tommy Edward Roach, 66, husband of Shelby Thompson Roach, of 21 Humbert Street, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016, prior to the service at Oconee […]

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NRC names new inspector at Oconee Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Atlanta named Jason Parent today as a resident inspector for the Oconee Nuclear Station.  At the three-unit site licensed to Duke Energy, Parent joins Senior Resident Inspector Eddy Crowe and Resident Inspector Natasha Childs.  Each operating U-S commercial nuclear plant site has at least two government inspectors.  They serve as the agency’s eyes and ears, […]

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