WEATHER CLOSINGS – Updated

February 16, 2015

Oconee County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Thursday, February 19. Faculty and staff should report at regular times. Buildings will be open at normal time for those parents who need to drop off kids early. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:45. ______________________________________________________   Seneca Medical will resume it’s normal schedule…

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“Walls are up, roof is on”

February 16, 2015

A young evangelist revved up the crowd Friday during the 3rd Annual Black History Luncheon, sponsored by the city of Seneca. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “Saving the Black Male.” Those attending also got an update on the construction of the city’s first museum for African-American history. Dr. John Martin, curator for both…

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Fire destroys Mountain Rest home

February 16, 2015

Fire destroyed a two-story home Friday on Chattooga Lake Road in Mountain Rest. Two people lived in the home, but they managed to make it out safely. Charlie Vissage, chief of the Mountain Rest Fire Department, said fire fighters encountered fire through the roof of the house. By today, the cause of that fire is…

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Delegation elects new DOT commissioner

February 16, 2015

The state Legislative Delegation of the Third Congressional District has elected a new member to the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. He’s Greenwood resident Ben Davis Jr., retired president/CEO of the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, a former Fountain Inn mayor, and former owner of one newspaper and two radio stations. The meeting, at which…

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Weather impacts search for missing kayaker

February 16, 2015

Extreme cold and limited visibility have impacted the Lake Hartwell search for missing kayaker Brady Hamby. According to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, as weather permits, limited search operations will pick up for the missing 64-year old West Union resident. Krein says, “Until the weather has passed and more suitable for safe operations…

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For some, President’s Day is a holiday

February 16, 2015

Oconee public schools are in session at regular time today. For some, however, President’s Day is a holiday. Banks are closed. There’s no mail delivery. Regular county offices are closed today.

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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