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Veterans Monument Dedicated

June 30, 2014

Around 100 people were on hand Saturday for the dedication of the new veterans monument in West Union. The West Union Town Council along with members of the county delegation, county council leaders, and veterans groups participated in the ceremony. The event was held at the MemoryGarden near the West Union Fire department. The Sons…

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Hazardous Waste Collection Day

April 25, 2014

Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Collection day for Oconee County. This event is held by Oconee County and Local Emergency Planning Commission. The collection will take place in the parking lot of Seneca High School from 10 am to 2 PM Saturday. You must be a resident of Oconee County to participate in the Waste…

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Oconee Nuclear Station Prepared

April 25, 2014

Officials with the Oconee Nuclear Station participated in a Forum Thursday night, in which officials discussed plans for flood control upgrades. The Nuclear Regulatory commission asked Oconee Nuclear Officials about plans for flood scenarios. Scott Batson, site vice-president of the Oconee Nuclear station said those scenarios fall in a range of one in half million…

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Seneca Woman Faces Fraud Charges

April 18, 2014

A Seneca woman faces charges of Food Stamp Fraud. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 44 year old Carol I. Rogers of Pressley Place, Seneca, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with four counts of food stamp fraud.  Watt says the sheriff’s department received a call from a complainant who alleged that while she was…

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Unemployment Down in South Carolina-Unchanged in Oconee

April 18, 2014

Unemployment in South Carolina is at its lowest in six years. The South Carolina Department of Employment and workforce says the March unemployment rate in South Carolina was 5.5 percent, down from February’s rate of 5.7 percent. This is the lowest since March 2008. According to the department, the estimated number of employed persons in…

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Predicted Rain Prompts Changes

April 18, 2014

This is Easter weekend, but tomorrow’s expected rain has put a damper on a couple of events. Walhalla’s Citywide Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Pastor Mark Bagwell says due to the expected rain, the event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow’s rain has also prompted…

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Pet Adoption at TCTC

April 18, 2014

Tri-County Tech’s Veterinary Technology Department has scheduled a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 23 from 2 until 6 PM at Halbert Hall on the college campus. The dogs are trained with basic commands and are socialized with people and other dogs. Cats are socialized with other cats and people as well. All animals have been…

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Central Man Faces Weapons Charges

April 14, 2014

A Central man has been arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office on weapon charges in connection with a road rage incident which occurred last month. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 25 year old Brandon Scott Weatherly of Central turned himself in to the Walhalla Police Department last Friday. According to warrants he is charged with…

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Warm Weather Has Black Bears on the Prowl

April 14, 2014

  Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. The warm weather has black bears moving this spring. While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears…

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Suspects Sought in Weekend Robbery

April 14, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.  Deputies were dispatched to the J & Z Food Mart at 219 Shiloh Road around 11:14 pm Saturday in reference to a robbery.  An employee of the store told deputies that two women…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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