Utility part of Streetscape to be bid

Drawings are to be prepared before Walhalla calls for contractor bids to undertake water and sewer line work which Mayor Danny Edwards says will be the next step in starting Streetscape downtown. Edwards says meetings have taken place involving the city’s utilities superintendent, a representative of the Streetscape project landscape engineering company, and Neal Workman, a contractor who is acting […]

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Duncan talks energy production with Interior Secretary

A committee hearing at Washington gave Congressman Jeff Duncan the chance to talk Atlantic Ocean energy production with Sally Jewell, the U-S Secretary of the Interior. The occasion yesterday was a hearing on President Obama’s budget proposal for the Interior Department. Duncan, the Third District Republican from Laurens, raised questions about production, permitting of seismic testing, and making the Atlantic […]

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Seneca principal resigns

Oconee School District has released the following statement pertaining to Principal Idasa Cobb: “The principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School was placed on administrative leave, with pay, earlier this week. The principal has submitted her resignation to the School District of Oconee County, and there is a pending investigation by law enforcement. The principal has been charged with failure of […]

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Program addresses early learning potential of children

Seven United Ways, including Oconee County, have launched an effort to help maximize the early learning potential of children. “Born Learning Upstate SC” is a public engagement campaign to help parents, caregivers and communities provide children with quality learning opportunities. The campaign is built on research that shows children are “born learning.” Oconee United Way has installed Born Learning Trails […]

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Sunday alcohol sales in Clemson?

Like Oconeeans, Clemson residents may get the chance to approve Sunday alcohol sales in their locale. Clemson City Council Monday night awaits a report from Bill Lanham, representing a group of Clemson restaurants, about a potential public referendum on Sunday alcohol sales and consumption. In Oconee County, an ordinance setting a similar referendum for the November General Election ballot faces […]

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Seneca principal arrested

The police in Seneca obtained a warrant for the arrest of an elementary school principal. Major Jeremy Rothell say the warrant charges Idasa Cobb, Blue Ridge Elementary School principal, with the misdemeanor offense of “failure of certain persons to report child abuse or neglect.” Cobb, 41 years old, was booked at the Oconee Detention Center yesterday afternoon. Rothell says the […]

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Baseball bat weapon used in Seneca assault

A baseball bat is the weapon that Seneca police believe was used in the assault last night of a man at an apartment project. Major Jeremy Rothell says the police this afternoon were conducting an active investigation into what happened at the Pine Ridge apartments. The man injured was taken to a Greenville hospital for treatment of head injuries.   […]

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OC ranks near bottom in library computer

South Carolina public libraries are equipped with more than 4,000 public computers, but Oconee’s four libraries have only 33 of them. A statewide ranking sorts library systems from the largest number of computers per capita to the smallest. And Oconee finds itself third from the bottom, with less than one-half of a computer for every one thousand county residents. Only […]

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Votes added, order of finish unchanged

The Oconee Election Commission has certified the votes cast in this week’s special primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. A handful of votes were added to each candidate’s total, but the order of finish remains unchanged. It means that Andy Inabinet is now the official winner of Tuesday’s primary. This morning three votes were added to Inabinet’s tally, giving […]

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