Mental Illness Training Program for Deputies

November 11, 2013

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies, as part of ongoing training, recently completed training on dealing with mental illness.  The “Crisis Intervention Training” program was taught by Fred Riddle, a former law enforcement officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s office. Riddle is a veteran of the Vietnam War. The program, which is required for all certified officers,…

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Sanctuary Pointe looks for “a trigger”

November 9, 2013

On a Lake Keowee peninsula Saturday the talk was about what’s in store for a Lake Hartwell peninsula. El Henry, one of the master developers for Sanctuary Pointe, gave a rare public presentation on where he and his partners stand in starting a mixed-use hospitality resort development on 325 acres that have been sub-leased from…

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A new report card for OSD and its schools

November 8, 2013

A new report card from the state on the Oconee School District and its individual schools tracks their overall performance and improvement from last year to this year. In the category of Absolute Performance, all Oconee schools kept the rating they received in 2012. Twelve of the 19 schools received “excellent” or “good” exceeding progress…

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Mainstay of OC manufacturing to expand

November 8, 2013

State and local officials today are announcing the expansion of the Seneca area’s Borg Warner. The plant on the Wells Highway is to get an investment of $24.6 million and about 105 new jobs. It’s seen as good news for the Oconee County manufacturing sector and further sign that South Carolina’s automotive industry continues to…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: HS playoffs begin; College hoops get underway; Baylor, Stanford win

November 8, 2013

High School Football playoffs get underway Friday night as Seneca goes to Broome in Class 3A. Pickens is at top-ranked Daniel. Blue Ridge goes to BHP. Greenville will host Wren. In Class 2A, Division 1 Crescent will host Mid Carolina. Powdersville will host Keenan. And the regular season will wrap up for TL Hanna who…

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Emergency funds to arrive in 90 days

November 8, 2013

Eight Oconee County programs that help the disadvantaged can count on emergency money to arrive from the federal government in about 90 days. The eight services will share in more than $28 and a half thousand dollars from FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Assistance. According to Oconee United Way, the following programs will benefit: utility help from…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
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