OSD offers school choice

School Choice for the 2013-14 school year in Oconee County will opens today and remains open until March 8. If you would like your child to attend a school outside of your attendance area, completing a school choice form is required. County district policy requires transportation the responsbility of the parent or guardian. No bus service is provided. Principals consider […]

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Ice melted but salt and sand remain

Friday’s brush with “Ole Man Winter” created an ice storm, now becoming a memory only. By late in the afternoon Friday, the S.C. Department of Transportation deployed the following resources statewide: 329 maintenance employees actively involved in road operations; 896 tons of salt, 443 tons of sand; 259 thousand gallons of salt brine; and 144 snow plows, salt spreaders, sprayers […]

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Carjacking arrests

Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina are being extradited to Franklin County, Georgia to face charges of carjacking. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia reports the crime occurred last Tuesday in Carnesville, at the Carnesville Car Wash on highway 59. Authorities quoted the victim as saying two males, armed with guns, approached him and demanded he hand over his Mercedes […]

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Sanctuary Pointe back on state’s agenda

A project whose progress stalled when the economy slowed is back on the agenda tomorrow of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board in Columbia. And, apparently, supporters and opponents are lining up as the five-member board decides whether to approve a 46-year lease by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to Sanctuary Pointe, LLC. The property, known […]

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Barker home for recovery

Bleak as the day was for its cold and freezing rain, Friday was a bright day for the recuperation of James Barker, Clemson University president. Barker reports his medical team is satisfied by his progress after five heart by-passes, and he’s now allowed to continue to rest and rehab at home. Barker wrote the university community: “My only job now […]

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Closings in The Golden Corner

Seneca Medical Associates is closed Friday afternoon All CatBus service, including that to Clemson University is shut down for Friday Southern Weslyan University has cancelled classes for Friday afternoon and evening Oconee County Public Library is closed Friday afternoon and will open on a 1 hour delay on Saturday Seneca City hall is closed Seneca High School basketball set for […]

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Multiple burglary and theft charges

An 18-year old Oconee County man has been arrested by the Sheriff’s Department after being named suspect in thefts and burglaries in the Westminster and West Union areas. Trevor Hobbie Turner Sr. of Loop Circle, Westminster was charged with multiple offenses of larceny and burglary. The offenses included home and church burglaries in which numerous goods were stolen during November […]

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State police arrested CU employee from Seneca

A Clemson University employee has been arrested and charged by the state police with breach of fraudulent intent. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Seneca resident Lenora Odell was entrusted with monies belonging to Clemson University and converted the funds to her own use. “The amount of purchases made by Ms. Odell and converted to her personal use during her […]

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State and county offices on same closing schedule

Governor Haley ordered all state offices and their workers to follow the same winter weather hazard decisions made by county government officials where the state office is located. For Oconee County, the public schools let out at 10, followed by county offices at 10:30, and the courthouse at 11. S-C Emergency Management Division urges drivers to monitor local weather and […]

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