SHERIFF CRENSHAW ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF SMART911 SERVICE

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the E-911/Communications Center has launched the Smart911 service and the service is available for residents to go online and register. Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an […]

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CLEMSON STUDENTS ELECT NEW GOVERNMENT LEADERS

Killian McDonald of Columbia was elected Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government president and Jaren Stewart of San Diego, California, was elected vice president. The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that McDonald is a political science and women’s leadership double major and Stewart is a justice studies major. The pair ran on a platform that includes ideas for improving student […]

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MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER SHOOTING IN WALHALLA

A man was airlifted to the hospital following a shooting in Walhalla, explains Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “Deputies with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a report of shots fired around 7:30pm Wednesday. Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Oconee Creek Road and found a man with a gunshot wound to his midsection. […]

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THOMPSON NAMED NEW PRINCIPAL OF FAIR OAK ELEMENTARY

At Monday night’s work session meeting of the Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County (SDOC), the board accepted the recommendation of David W. Thompson as the new principal of Fair Oak Elementary. The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2017. Thompson has 13 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He is currently […]

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WESTMINSTER ANNOUNCES 100AMP LOAD CONTROL SWITCHES ARE HERE

A number of Westminster electrical customers last year were unable to take advantage of the City of Westminster’s load control program because their individual air conditioning units had electrical loads greater than 40amps. Westminster City Administrator Chris Carter announces that the city via its membership within Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) took delivery of 54, 100amp load control devices. This […]

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SENECA CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Seneca City Council holds their regularly scheduled monthly council meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 6pm in the council chambers at City Hall. The agenda for the meeting includes the appointment of Carol Hall as Interim Treasurer and Clerk; the signing of a proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month; second reading of an ordinance to rezone 701 East […]

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Monday afternoon wrecks

Three mid-afternoon car wrecks happened in Seneca on Monday. The worst wreck involved three cars on Highway 123 in front of Harbor Freight. Captain B.J. McClure says the accident started when a vehicle exited the Harbor Freight parking lot and collided with a westbound car. That car proceeded to hit a third vehicle. All three drivers were taken to Oconee […]

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AG MUSEUM OF SC HOSTING FARM DAY EVENT

Make plans to attend Old Farm Day on Saturday, March 25, from 10am until 3pm. This one-day festival celebrates the Upstate’s rich farming heritage, showcasing antique tractors, cotton gins, hay baler, small engines and tractors. Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Sponsored by The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina and the Pendleton Historic […]

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