Sheriff’s Office joins Adopt-a-Highway

Signs are up on South Carolina 11 to indicate the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The Sheriff’s Office has adopted the section of highway 11 from Oconee Station Road near Picket Post Road to the intersection with 183. That area has significance for sheriff’s officers, for it’s the area where Deputy Bill Schuck lost his life in 2010. Deputies and their family members have already swept the section clear of litter once and are committed to picking up trash there at least four times a year. According to Corp. Tim Rice, environmental services officer with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, adopting the section of 11 began with talks with Fred Baline, Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator for Oconee County. Rice recommends that groups and individuals adopt their own section of highway. Call him at 638-4627 or email to Further information is available from Cathy Washburn at Keep Oconee Beautiful at