Assessment notices in the mail

Oconee property owners who open their mail this week are finding oat how the results of countywide reassessment are affecting their values for tax purposes.  The notices, sent from the office of Tax Assessor Linda Shugart, reflect any changes in taxable and fair market vales over the last five years–the last time there was county re-assessment.  The notice is not […]

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Woman accused of inappropriate sexual contact

A 25-year old woman from the Pickens County town of Central is under arrest in Oconee County–accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15-year old boy.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified Angelene Francesca Nicole McAnulty as having been arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree.  A deputy sheriff investigated reports of a sexual assault […]

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Third arrest in storage unit burglaries

Three people have now been arrested in the investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office of storage unit burglaries last March near Seneca.  The burglaries occurred on the Rochester Highway.  The latest arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office, was that of Austin Thomas Woodard.  The 21-year old Freeman Street resident was charged with burglary second degree and larceny.

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Clemson makes outreach efforts leading to the eclipse

How long can you film the sun, without a proper filter, before UV rays will fry for your camera?  According to Andrew Garmon, graduate student in Clemson University’s department of physics and astronomy, the answer is about 40 seconds–if you are using your cell phone’s camera.  Factoids like that are what Garmon and Amber Porter, physics and astronomy lecturer, communicated […]

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Indications: a Hilton product

Indications are that a new hotel planned in Oconee County will be a product from the Hilton hotel chain.  “The Tru Hotel” is proposed in the Hartwell Village development on 123 at 93 near Clemson, anda report on the project is to be made by county planner Adam Chapman during Monday’s meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission  in Walhalla.

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Salem charter school’s first is August 15

Oconee County’s only charter school enters its second year with the start of classes Tuesday, August 15 at the campus of the former Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  Marty Shirley, teacher and campus administrator, says the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge has decided to cap 2017-18 enrollment at 200 students, which means the school will be using less space than […]

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Conference at Clemson develops future leaders

A junior at Hartsville High School returned from Clemson ready to lead.  Kerlyn Mondesir Jr. plans to pursue a career in government and work to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities.  The South Carolina 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference was Kerlyn’s first experience with 4-H.  Thirty high school sophomores and juniors from across the state came to the […]

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Scott sides with reforming the V-A

Sen. Tim Scott voted this week for two bills to reform the Veterans Administration.  One bill overall hauls the appeals process.  The second bill extends the Veterans Choice Program that would help veterans access private care in their communities.  The votes correspond with legislation that passed the House last Friday 414-0.

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Multiple charges against Seneca man

An investigation that started with a complaint about in-appropriate touching of children led to the arrest of a 67-year old Seneca man.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon identified Calvin Carroll Cochran of S. Gate Drive as having been arrested and charged with multiple offenses of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree, and disseminating obscene material to […]

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