Chamber announces four ambassadors

Oconee Chamber of Commerce recently announced four ambassadors for the year 2017-18.  Erica Wearing of Seneca High School, Hannah Hunter of West-Oak High School, and Blakeley Addis and McCullough Tarner of Walhalla High School completed a Junior Leadership Oconee Class, a program supported by the chamber.  The scholarship-driven program introduces participants to the work of the chamber and how it […]

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Easley resident named to Tech Commission

Easley resident Thomas Strange has been appointed to the nine-member governing board of Tri-County Technical College.  Pickens County Council appointed Strange to the Tech Commission in April.  He is senior director of Research and Development for Abbott, formerly St. Jude Medical, in Liberty.  Strange has a background in materials science and is the author of 48 patents and numerous papers […]

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Hinson succeeds Cheney

From within the Oconee Public Library System, the trustees found their replacement for Phil Cheney, who resigned.  Alisa Suddeth, board chairman, said, “We received applications from all over the country, and our selection committee worked diligently to find the candidate who would best develop and guide our library system into the future.”  Blair Hinson has an undergraduate degree and a […]

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Solar panels stolen at the Oconee-Pickens line

Thieves took the solar panels that lit the entrance sign to Oconee County on SC 11 at the bridge over Lake Keowee to Pickens County.  The battery box was left damaged.  The crime was discovered at 5:45 last evening, and the Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that can help arrest those responsible.  The price to replace the […]

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