Earth Day Celebration at Tamassee-Salem

The Algebra 2 students at Tamassee-Salem High School celebrated Earth day in a unique way. The students participated in a project based on a learning unit on Solar Cooking with Conics. The students were given a task of constructing solar cookers out of materials they had in their own homes, utilizing Algebra 2 ideas of conic sections, in order to […]

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Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System to be Tested May 4-7

Between May 4 and 7, approximately 150 civilian and military personnel with gather in Greenville for the annual Mobil Airborne Fire Fighting Systems or MAFFS training and certification. During these training session, military C-130s equipped with MAFFS will drop water on 4 target sites identified in the Pisgah National Forest, Sumter National Forest, and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The training will […]

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Power Restored By Blue Ridge Crew

Crews with Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative worked early Sunday afternoon to restore power to a number of residents in NorthernOconeeCounty. Officials say four stations in the Walhalla area went offline due to a problem with a Duke Energy transmission line. The cause of the problem is being investigated.

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Pet Adoption Day at Tri-County Tech

Tri-County Technical college’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a pet adoption day this Thursday from 2 to 6 at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus. Dogs are trained with basic commands on a gentle leader head collar and are socialized with many people. Cats are handled constantly for socialization. All animals have been spayed or neutered, recieved current vaccinations, wormed […]

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Body Found May Be Missing Kayaker

A body found Sunday afternoon in Lake Hartwell is believed to the that of the missing Oconee Man. Scott Krein, manager of Oconee County Emergency Management, says a body was found Sunday afternoon on the Georgia side of Lake Hartwell in Hart County, Georgia. The search for Brady Hamby has been a concerted effort of multiple fire and rescue units, […]

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High Winds and Power Problems

Late into the night, crews worked diligently to correct problems caused by yesterday’s intense high winds. Fire Chief Charlie King of Oconee County Emergency Services says the winds brought down trees, sparked brush fires, and blocked roadways late Saturday night. Multiple incidents were reported in Keowee-Key, Newry, Westminster and Seneca. As of 2:45 Sunday afternoon, power had been restored to […]

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Lake Keowee Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King says the Keowee Fire Department responded to a residential fire around 7:30 Sunday morning. The Keowee Fire Department, along with units from Keowee Ebeneezer Fire Department, Corinth Shiloh Fire Department, Salem Fire Department, and Station 21 responded to the fire at the residence located at #2 Calm Sea Drive, located inside the North Entrance […]

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Wind Increasing and Are Power Outages

This evening’s wind is causing more than chilly temperatures. Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander says the City of Seneca is experiencing a number of outages. There are a number of traffic lights which are not functioning, at a number of major intersections. Severe winds are expected to plague the area throughout the night with wind chills expected to fall well below […]

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County Staff Attorney On Hold

Oconee County’s move toward hiring a staff attorney is being put on hold for the time being, as council members assess information provided to them. That was the decision made during Tuesday’s county council meeting. Two weeks ago, the council asked County Administrator Scott Molder to create an estimate of the savings and the cost of hiring a staff attorney […]

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Weekend Drug Arrests

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested six individuals and seized a variety of drugs during routine road patrol operations over the weekend.  A quantity of prescription drugs and around 67 grams of marijuana were seized between early Saturday morning and Monday morning. Those arrested include 48 year old Raymond Clay, Jr of Seneca. He’s charged with simple possession of marijuana. He […]

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