Multiple sex charges against Oconee man

An Oconee man remained jailed today under a combined surety bond amounting to $350 thousand. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Danny Ray Burdette, who is charged with multiple sex offenses in which the victims are two boys of minor age. Forty-four year old Burdette was arrested Friday but, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began in June […]

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Poll changes for this month’s vote

Oconee County Elections Office announces voting changes that’ll affect those who make their way to the polls next week for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. For the February 29 vote only, Seneca voters only will vote in the middle school gym, 810 WS 4th Street, instead of the nearby Shaver Recreation Complex. This applies to Seneca voters in boxes 1, […]

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Darius Rucker Is SC Tourism Ambassador

Myrtle Beach – Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and South Carolina native Darius Rucker will serve as an official ambassador for South Carolina tourism in 2020, under a new partnership with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.   Working collaboratively with SCPRT, Rucker will share his music and name recognition to strengthen the state’s tourism brand, leveraging his national and global […]

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Bohannon vote to be mischief-maker February 29

Oconee County’s Jim Bohannon, typically a Republican voter, will exercise his right to cast a ballot in the South Carolina Democrats’ February 29 Presidential preference primary. And, he concedes, that part of his motivation will be to make mischief. Bohannon is a national broadcaster and member of the radio hall of fame who is an avid follower of politics. We […]

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Breakfast raised repair funds for museum

A pancake breakfast last November raised more than $4 thousand to go toward repairs and upgrades to the Walhalla building that houses the Oconee Military Museum.  Everyone is invited to a check presentation ceremony at noon Friday at the Patriot’s Hall Association museum at 13 Short Street, Walhalla.  The museum honors and perpetuates the legacy of local military and promotes […]

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Bond sale approved by county trustees

The Oconee board of school trustees gave the finance director the authority to proceed with the sale of a $15.7 million dollar taxpayer-backed bond issue to generate the funds needed to complete the new career center building on highway 11. In answer to a question by board chairman Jerry Lee, finance director Gloria Moore says it’s too early to know […]

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Approaching full bus driver force

For a change, Oconee School District is about to enjoy a full complement of school bus drivers. The county trustees last night received that news with pleasure from Ozzie Wright, their third-year transportation director. Wright says if all qualified drivers report for work this week, the district will have drivers to cover all routes. All eight members of a training […]

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