Oconee attains reduction in uninsured health insuraned population

A non-profit organization that strives to help solve economic challenges faced by South Carolinians believes that, in spite of its short fallings, the country’s health insurance law has made a measurable difference in the state and in Oconee County.  The Palmetto Project’s Shelli Quenga this morning provided updated numbers from the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to indicate that […]

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Lillian Nuttall is an advocate for agriculture


A 16-year old West-Oak High student will take on the role as an advocate of agriculture through her appointment to a national advisory council.  The Oconee School District has announced that Lillian Nuttall, as a member of the Agrisafe Young Advisors Council, will represent health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities in the agricultural community. The group […]

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Fire protection tio be taught tonight at State Park

The South Carolina Forestry Commission  holds a “Firewise” meeting at 6:30 tonight at Oconee State Park to help the  community learn more about protecting their homes from wildfire and how controlled burns can help. Firefighter professionals will lead tonite’s program and discuss how to prepare structures and landscapes to resist wildfire, especially in  drought conditions; the best ways to evacuate […]

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Seneca Middle schooler earns spot in national choir


An 8th grader at Seneca Middle School has reached un-precedented heights for his school and district.  Sterling Hamilton was recently named to the national middle school honor choir. Sterling is one of just 75 tenors nationwide and one of only 300 middle school students total to earn the honor through a rigorous audition. The 2017 National ACDA Middle School Honor […]

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“Everybody here wants you to get better”

The Oconee Probate Court will be asked to send a mother to the state Department of Mental Health to receive treatment for an illness that one judge believes has beset the woman during a series of child custody and related incidents.  After hearing the conclusions of a doctor, Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox said he will sign an order today remanding […]

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Home development in the works for eastern Oconee

The Seneca utilities director says he will learn more today about plans for an apparent large development of homes in eastern Oconee County in the vicinity of Lake Hartwell.  Bob Faires is meeting with representatives for a project that is said to be targeting property bordered by Hart’s Cove apartments and the lake.  There is no immediate word on the […]

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