Nearly 80% of Oconee students in classrooms

Nearly eight of ten Oconee public school students are back in their classrooms.  The school district is making known today 10-day enrollment numbers for the three high schools.  Of Walhalla’s total enrollment of 1,169, 958 students are taking face-to-face instruction.  Seneca has an enrollment of 1,010.  Of that number, 753 are in classrooms.  West-Oak’s 10-day enrollment is 824.  Of that […]

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Residents of Seneca’s Adams subdivision are organizing to better protect themselves from a crime spree that apparently has had its origins with an EF 3 tornado.  A group of subdivision met last night with Police Capt. B-J McClure to learn how a neighborhood watch program can help combat thieves who’ve picked on cars, garages, and un-occupied houses.  The Adams subdivision […]

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First time jobless claims reach 600,000 in South Carolina

For the latest week, the one that ended Saturday, June 13, a total of 19,368 South Carolinians filed first time claims for unemployment benefits.  That was some 3,300 fewer than the previous week.  However, the head of the state’s Employment and Workforce office says nevertheless, a significant milestone has been reached:  more than 600 thousand state residents have filed claims […]

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A Seneca Light and Water announcement

Monday is the day that Seneca Light and Water re-instates normal customer non-payment fees and penalties.   On March 14th, Seneca Light and Water suspended all customer late fees and disconnections for non-payment in response to a request issued by Governor McMaster during the State of Emergency associated with the Covid 19 virus. Recently on May 13, the Governor’s office requested […]

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125 new cases, eight more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Wednesdayy announced 125 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 8 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 9,175 and those who have died to 407. All of the eight deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Clarendon (1), Colleton […]

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The brush grinder out of service, again

The City of Clemson Brush Grinder is currently down for repairs again.  No mulch is available for pickup, and brush pickup will be slower as crews must take the brush to Pickens County rather than to the city facility. Clemson apologizes for the inconvenience, and will update when the grinder is back up and running. Residents can still drop off […]

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The latest South Carolina briefing

In his briefing late this afternoon, Gov. McMaster announced an executive order requiring all people coming into South Carolina to self-quarantine for 14 days—especially those coming from the virus “hot spots” including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans. Following McMaster, state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell reports an additional 84 South Carolina infections and four deaths—brings to 13 the […]

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An Update on County Government Malware Intrusion

Should Oconee Citizens be concerned about their personal information following last Thursday’s malware intrusion at the Oconee County Government offices? That’s a question that many around the Golden Corner have asked, but Oconee County Administrator Amanda Brock wants to put the unrest at ease. Brock spoke with 101.7 WGOG News earlier and when asked if any Oconeean should be concerned […]

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