Libraries closed today and tomorrow

Oconee public libraries are closed today and tomorrow. They are closed today for Confederate Memorial Day—a county and state holiday. The libraries remain closed through tomorrow, a day for staff training. They reopen at regular time Wednesday. As always, the book-drops remain open and you can conduct other library business through the website, www.oconeelibrary.org.

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South Carolina Business Court convenes in Oconee

Oconee’s 4th floor courtroom at the county courthouse was used Friday for a session of the one-year old South Carolina Business Court. Several out of county attorneys made the trip to Walhalla to argue a case assigned to 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh. Motions were heard in a lawsuit, which originated in Beaufort County and challenges the use by banks […]

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Teacher Forum scholars announced

Four members of Oconee’s 2015 graduating class are being awarded $2 thousand scholarships through the Oconee Teacher Forum. The scholarships go to the following seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and major in education: Sierra Nicholson of Seneca High School, Emily Nicole Griffin of West-Oak High School, and Bennett Carpenter and Haley Keaton-Wilbanks of Walhalla High School. The […]

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Officers on the road, as usual, on Monday!

Oconee County regular offices are closed Monday to observe Confederate Memorial Day. But it’s no holiday for the men and women who keep the peace. One media report, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, erroneously gave the impression that his office would completely shut down. In reality, the administrative offices housing the office staff, are closed for the holiday, but officers, as […]

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Electric power outage scheduled for three hours

Seneca Light and Water is alerting a large swath of its electric power customers to an outage that is scheduled to last three hours and take place beginning midnight Sunday. According to Bob Faires, utilities director, the outage is planned for a period when most people are asleep and is required for maintenance work at the city’s #2 substation on […]

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Charles Beamon Stancil

Charles Beamon Stancil, 81, of 185 Charlie B. Farm Road, Seneca died Wednesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Billie Ray Stancil.  Stancil was a self-employed farmer who was also known for presenting music events for young people, such as the years he and his wife ran the Chicken Shack dance club in Seneca and the outdoor […]

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Open house for Toastmasters

A new Toastmasters chapter is being organized in Oconee County. If you are interested in improving your communication skills, leadership abilities, or just making new friends, an event this month could be just right for you. A Toastmasters open house takes place at 11:30 Wednesday morning, May 20 at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. Light refreshments will be served.

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Techtronics Industries expands in Anderson

Techtronic Industries is expending in Anderson County. The company is to invest $85 million into a new distribution center that is to create more than 200 jobs the next five years. According to the state Department of Commerce, TTI’s new distribution center will be built near the I-85/SC 81 interchange. The intent is to improve efficiency and productivity, along with […]

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Swinging jail doors open

Monday is an important day for the contractor and the correctional guards at the new Oconee Jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Monday is the day they will open the electronic doors of the penal facility to give the jail guards an idea what it’s going to be like. “We should be fully operational sometime in July depending on our detention […]

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