Census takers to start home visits

It is still not too late to be counted as a U-S citizen for the 2020 Census.  You still have time to respond by mail, phone, or online.  Starting next week, however, Census enumerators will start to show up in neighborhoods to track down people who, for whatever reason, have yet to be added to the count.  The count is […]

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Mid-day deadline faces political aspirants

    A deadline of the noon hour today is in front of all Oconee residents inside three county districts who would like to serve on the board that decides policy for the public schools.  Trustee seats for Districts 2, 4, and 5 are to be voted on during the November General Election and candidates who offer for them do […]

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How the Seneca police measure in diversity and inclusion

  An internal review is ahead to assess how well relationships in the Seneca Police Department measure up to culturally diverse segments of the population they serve and protect.  The city is announcing the internal review will be kick-started with the hiring of a professional from Spartanburg.  Loretta Smith has more than 25 years as a diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

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Thrice weekly COVID-19 tests coming to Westminster

Starting next week, a Georgia-based company will stage COVID-19 tests in Westminster to individuals without insurance and to cash-paying customers.  The company COVID Consortium plans to test those who come to the parking lot of the Westminster Community Depot starting Wednesday next week.  The company works with multiple labs and is a recipient of federal monies to be used to […]

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Nine new Oconee cases, but no new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,175 new confirmed cases and 23 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 45 additional confirmed deaths and 5 new probable deaths.  Oconee saw an addition of 9 new cases, but no additional deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 94,837, probable cases to 635, confirmed deaths to […]

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Clemson street work next week

A five-week street work project will start next week in Clemson.  On Monday, the contractor Martin and Sons will start to replace the 60′ culvert on Clarendon Drive near Shady Lane.  The contractor must clear the right-of-way by removing parts of fallen trees and shrubs and finish minor grading and slope stabilization.  The five-week estimate is dependent on good weather.

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Lone hiker missing

A 27-year old hiker from Texas was last seen Monday.  Oconee Emergency Services has put out an alert to locate Richard Gonzalez—6’, a thin 175 pounds.  He was last seen on the Foothills Trail on the river between Nicholson and Burrell’s Ford.  Gonzalez wore a black T-shirt and carried a green backpack.  He has no known medical problems.  It was […]

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Times to drop-off students change August 24

The School District of Oconee County has made adjustments to student drop off times for the 2020-2021 school year. These changes are necessary to avoid having large groups of students congregating in school buildings in the morning prior to school starting. Please be aware that due to the current COVID-19 situation,  these times are subject to change.  Any change will […]

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Outdoor fun in Salem

The town of Salem has reserved Saturday evening for fun in the outdoors.  Another cruise-in will take place at 5 o’clock Saturday evening.  There will be fun activities designed for kids, also.  The Eagle Ridge Charter School will sell plates featuring fresh-off-the-grill hot dogs.  Further details about Salem’s cruise-in on Saturday can be heard on 101.7/WGOG NEWS.

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