Michael Gettys a 2nd round MLB pick

A high school outfielder drafted by the San Diego Padres has ties to Oconee County residents. Gainesville High School, Georgia standout Michael Gettys was the 51st player chosen in the second round of Major League Baseball’s draft of high school and collegiate players. He’s the grandson of Wayne and Donna Morton of Westminster and great grandson of W-C and Kathleen […]

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So far, one arrest in Dr. John’s Road burglary

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a 45-year old Westminster area man in the investigation of a burglary late last month on the Dr. John’s Road. Steven Lamar Craig was jailed and charged with burglary second degree and grand larceny. A second person sought in the case has been identified as Craig’s son, 21-year old William Kyle […]

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Trustees to talk new superintendent

At their meeting Monday, Oconee school trustees will take up the hiring of a county superintendent. It’s a matter reserved for an executive session, following the board’s regular open meeting. The trustees have set discussion amid speculation that Dr. Michael Thorsland, interim superintendent, will be offered the job permanently. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Congressman remember D-Day

South Carolina 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan issued this statement today on D-Day–the Allied military operation that turned the tide of the Second World War:  “Today we recognize those brave soldiers who took Normandy by sea and by air 70 years to this day, in one of the most brutal yet decisive battles in history. If not for these brave […]

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Company to make overseas headquarters in Oconee

A groundbreaking ceremony this morning will signal China-based TDC Cutting Tools’ intent to make Oconee its overseas headquarters.  Ground is to be broken for $8.2 million of construction on the grounds of TDC’s subsidiary, Greenfield Industries on U-S 123.  The new TDC Overseas campus will include a 32 thousand square foot office building and a 10 thousand square foot recycling […]

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673 to walk across the stage tomorrow!

In four ceremonies tomorrow at Clemson, 673 Oconee high school graduates will walk across the Littlejohn Coliseum stage for their diplomas.  The school district reports that the Class of 2014 racked up nearly $21.5 million in scholarship monies.  The district congratulates the students who will address their classmates in their capacities as salutatorians and valedictorians.  They are Daniel Vo and […]

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Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-85

Just moments ago, a wrecker was beginning to clear I-85 of a jackknife accident involving a tractor-trailer. No injuries reported. This morning’s accident, reported shortly before 5:30, occurred two and a half miles north of the bridge to Georgia and resulted in what responders are calling a leak of some fuel. The county’s assistant director of HAZMAT is among the […]

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Seneca to co-host Marines

In a little more than two weeks, Seneca will play co-host to this year’s visit by U-S Marine Wounded Warriors from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune. Once again, the public is encouraged to help welcome the Marines on Monday, June 23 by lining the escort route along 123 from Pickens County to the 123-130 intersection at Seneca. The Marines are coming […]

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Senate hopefuls wind down campaigns in Oconee

Two U-S Senate hopefuls have chosen Oconee County stops to wind down their campaigns in advance of primary voting day Tuesday, and the public has an invitation to join them. Richard Cash, one of a half dozen challengers to Senator Lindsey Graham, invites his followers to join him for lunch at noon Monday at Paw’s Diner. Graham is offering an […]

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WEAR IT to Win It!

The Army Corps of Engineers has started a social media campaign to promote the use this summer of life jackets in the water. The campaign is called the WEAR IT to WIN campaign. Every Wednesday through Labor Day the communications office of the Savannah District will select a photograph posted during the previous calendar week and award a prize. Photos […]

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