Students venture 600 feet below Bad Creek

High school science teacher Sherry East gained credibility with students by wading through Howard’s Creek to collect aquatic insects. She ventured 600 feet below the surface of Duke Energy’s Bad Creek hydroelectric plant to learn about the Earth’s fault zone and took an up-close view of the predators found around the Oconee County facility. The hands-on educational activities are part of a graduate-level course […]

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Deficiencies cited at NEXT’S Eagle Ridge school

The state has cited the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge for six deficiencies at the first-year charter school in Salem.  But Joe Greenberg, Eagle Ridge principal, says, “We have submitted all required corrective plans and recommendations for review/approval.”  The deficiencies, outlined in a letter from Audrey KS Lane of the South Carolina Public Charter School District include the finding that […]

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Volunteer tax return preparers needed

The Oconee United Way, using an IRS grant, is recruiting volunteers to prepare tax returns for Oconeeans who don’t have access to affordable tax services or who are unaware of potential credits and deductions to which they are entitled.  No experience is needed.  Training is free, times are flexible.  If you are interested, call 882-9743 ext. 150 or email vita.@bellsouth.net. […]

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Home fire near Seneca

Oconee County fire fighters were on the scene of a home fire near Seneca yesterday afternoon for more than one hour.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, called it a small kitchen and attic fire from cooking.  Twenty-four volunteer fire fighters responded.  Two adults were treated for smoke inhalation, but no one required a trip to the hospital. American Red Cross […]

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Wagner’s four-year term started at noon

David Wagner accepted the oath of office at noon today for the start of his four-year term as Solicitor of the 10th Circuit.  And he pledged to bring “fresh ideas” to the prosecution of criminal cases in Oconee and Anderson counties.  The oath was given by retired Judge Alex Macaulay during a special court term in Walhalla.  Both Clerk of […]

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Ovaline Bryant Nimmons

Seneca, SC— Ovaline Bryant Nimmons, 87, wife of the late Wilton Dendy Nimmons of Seneca, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Seneca Health and Rehab.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.      

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Seneca gets good fire protection news

Seneca now sports a better rating of the effectiveness of its building codes to complement an improvement of its ISO (for Insurance Service Office) fire protection rating. According to city officials, the change should translate into marginally better insurance rates for city residents.  Details from City Administrator Greg Dietterick today on 101.7/WGOG NEWS.

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