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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TCTC and SWU Sign Connection Agreement

The bridge for students looking to transfer from Tri-County Technical College to Southern Wesleyan University has been enhanced by a new partnership between the two institutions. Any student who completes an associate degree at TCTC will be guaranteed admission to SWU upon successfully completing all steps for enrollment. Students will have the option of completing their bachelor’s degree program at […]

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Graham bills target cybercrime and election interference

Senator Lindsey Graham is part of a bi-partisan move in the Congress to enhance cyber-crime prevention and strengthen the U-S election infrastructure. South Carolina Republican Graham, along with Democrats Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Blumenthal of Connecticut, introduced two pieces of legislation. The International Cybercrime Prevention Act would give prosecutors new tools to fight cybercrime, including the capability to shut […]

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Perhaps a second hotel at Hartwell Village

Construction is underway on a Tru Hilton hotel at Hartwell Village, and on nearby property at the shopping center there are plans drawn for a large condominium project. Oconee’s six-year economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, confirmed during a talk in Walhalla today that “there is interest” in building a second hotel on the shopping center property, although nothing in writing […]

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County says yes to Lakeside Lodge incentives

Oconee County Council approved the ordinance of incentives to keep a planned condominium project at Hartwell Village from annexing to Clemson. The 4-0 vote, with Paul Cain absent, followed a public hearing at which two people spoke on the issue of the incentive agreement with the Lakeside Lodge developers. Councilman Julian Davis, addressing remarks toward the developers seated in the […]

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Grappling with small town issues

The West Union mayor, Linda Oliver, will lead a discussion tomorrow night on whether her town’s elections, now held in April, should be moved to November and held as part of General Elections when turnouts are greater. Last week, although none of the winning candidates faced ballot opposition, the West Union turnout was six percent of the number of town […]

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