Candidates talk Tri-County Tech

May 20, 2014

The hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council may not agree on whether county residents wanting to enroll at Tri-County Technical College are actually able to enroll for courses they need, but they do agree that Tech must build an Oconee County campus. And one of the candidates, Paul Corbeil, predicted last night…

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80 to 85 voters so far in Seneca

May 20, 2014

In the first three hours of voting, 80 to 85 people had cast ballots in Seneca–the largest voting precincts across Oconee County Council District Three. That equates to about 30 an hour.  Voting to fill an unexpired council term is also taking place today at two other locations, in Utica and Newry. Voting today is…

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Elementary principal appointed

May 20, 2014
Elementary principal appointed

 Oconee School District announced the selection today of a new elementary school principal in Seneca. The county trustees have accepted Marie Simmons, current principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, as the new principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School. Simmons’ hiring is effective July 1. Of her 15 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator, Simmons spent…

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Jail grading completed

May 20, 2014

Oconee County now has a flat surface on which to construct its $16 milllion jail. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says now that grading is complete, underground utilities and building foundations are next.

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Traffic stop produces meth lab

May 20, 2014

An Oconee deputy’s traffic stop on a car during the early morning hours yesterday produced what authorities refer to as a shake-and-bake meth lab inside a small car and resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman. A right turn onto W. Halfway Branch Road by a 1994 Toyota Camry after going left…

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April money-loser for OMC

May 20, 2014

As Oconee Medical Center proceeds down the path toward joining the Greenville Health System, the hospital has recorded another money-losing month. April’s numbers, delivered last night to a meeting of the OMC board of directors, came in at $163,014 in expenses over revenues. For the hospital year that started October 1, excess of revenue over…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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