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Emergency preparedness presentation postponed
September 7, 2017 – 8:56 pm | No Comment
Emergency preparedness presentation postponed | Test

An emergency preparedness presentation planned for Monday has been postponed to Oct. 9 due to the impending threats of Hurricane Irma.

Oconee, Pickens school officials monitoring Hurricane Irma
September 7, 2017 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

Officials with the school districts of Oconee and Pickens counties are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit South Carolina early next week and result in high winds, heavy rains and possible flooding in the Upstate.

Expert: Social media saves lives during natural disasters
September 7, 2017 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
Expert: Social media saves lives during natural disasters | Test

As Hurricane Irma barrels toward the Southeast, communications expert Dr. Joseph Mazer Jr. expects some skeptics of social media will change their attitudes toward the networking technology by the weekend.

Hurricane Irma heads for state
September 7, 2017 – 8:14 pm | No Comment
Hurricane Irma heads for state | Test

On the same day Gov. Henry McMaster weighed whether to order evacuations for parts of South Carolina, Georgia’s governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Chair planning to seek another term on council
September 7, 2017 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Chair planning to seek another term on council | Test

With the primary election for her District 1 seat coming up next summer, Oconee County Councilwoman Edda Cammick says she plans to seek re-election.

Police station available for online business meet-ups
September 7, 2017 – 12:50 am | No Comment
Police station available for online business meet-ups | Test

The Seneca Police Department is making its station available as a secure meet-up spot for people who do business over the internet.

School tax hike to hit businesses, vacation homes hardest
September 7, 2017 – 12:49 am | No Comment
School tax hike to hit businesses, vacation homes hardest | Test

While Oconee homeowners won’t see their property tax bills on primary residences directly affected by the 5.2-mill increase county council passed Tuesday to meet the school district’s budgetary needs, business owners will experience a more painful pinch.

Longtime Blue Ridge boss honored
September 7, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Longtime Blue Ridge boss honored | Test

Charles Dalton, president and chief executive of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, was awarded the prestigious Spirit of the Upstate Award during the regional economic development organization’s Mid-Year Meeting on Aug. 30.

State waiving requirements to expedite animal evacuations
September 6, 2017 – 10:05 pm | No Comment
State waiving requirements to expedite animal evacuations | Test

Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health, the state agency that oversees animal health issues, has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Police: Woman broke into 4 vehicles
September 6, 2017 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Police: Woman broke into 4 vehicles | Test

Cindy Jean Connally Gilliam, 40, who has addresses on record at both 560 Cedar Grove Lane in Seneca and 258 Woolbright Circle in Townville according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, is also charged with five counts of petit larceny, shoplifting and two counts of criminally receiving goods and services.