School make-up days ahead

This year’s calendar for Oconee public schools has been adjusted for make-up snow days—without interfering with spring break next month or this year’s graduation schedule. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, announces that children will be expected for classes to cover two additional make-up days—-this Friday, March 21 and Friday, March 28.  

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Sales Tax Commission makes list

Oconee’s sales tax commissioners now have a list of capital projects to send to the County Council. It took two hours of discussion and votes last night before the commissioners settled on about seven separate projects. They’ll now await a meeting April 10 when Scott Moulder, county administrator, presents the nuts and bolts as to how the projects are financed. […]

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Corbeil-Cammick contest for Seat One

The first full day of filing for this year’s primaries guaranteed a contest for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil qualified to run for re-election. Corbeil later was joined by a challenger. That challenger is Edda Cammick, another Republican. Corbeil and Cammick were part of a process yesterday that the State Election Commission called smooth, as partisan candidates qualified […]

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Access Health project marks two years

This month marks the second-year anniversary of a program that helps local and area low income, under-insured adults improve their health and lives. Mountain Lakes Access Health serves residents of Oconee County and parts of Pickens County, in Clemson, Central and Six Mile. Heather Goss, executive director, says the program has helped more than 325 adults gain access to important […]

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Woman arrested in Walhalla area home burglary

The burglary of a home near Walhalla’s section of Coffee Road has resulted in charges against a 32-year old woman. April Michelle Norton was jailed last night, charged by the Sheriff’s Office as part of a late January home burglary investigation on Corey Road. There, the homeowner reported someone pushed in an air conditioning unit thru a window and stole […]

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Early primary election qualifiers

A handful of opening qualifiers for the June primary election in Oconee County. They include one candidate for County Council, one for Probate Judge, and two for the State House of Representatives. The Oconee Elections Office reports all four candidates are incumbents: Paul Corbeil, for Seat One, County Council; Kenny Johns, for Probate Judge; Bill Whitmire, District One, State House; […]

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Lummus named CEO of Upstate Alliance

Tri-County Tech’s John Lummus is being named at this hour as the new CEO of Upstate Alliance. Lummus has a background in fundraising, economic development and government affairs. Since 2006, he has served as vice president of economic and institutional advancement at the college. Prior to that, Lummus directed the Anderson County Office of Economic Development. In the new job, […]

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Stolen car found in OC and arrest made

 Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 23-year old man near Westminster and seized the car he was found in as part of an investigation during Saturday’s early morning hours. The investigation started shortly before 5 a-m when an officer found a running white Mercedes Benz parked in a travel lane of 123 near Robert Drive and a person asleep inside. According […]

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Hearing aid store worker arrested

A 27-year old woman from Hilton Head Island has been arrested by the Seneca police in the investigation of a complaint at her place of business. Kelci Shari Anderson was arrested Friday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. The police say they investigated a complaint from the regional sales manager for the company Miracle Ear that […]

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