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Voc Rehab hosts ‘Employer Lunch and Learn’
October 20, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Voc Rehab hosts ‘Employer Lunch and Learn’ | Test

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation’s Oconee-Pickens office hosted its first “Employer Lunch and Learn,” with guest speakers from a local assisted living home speaking to the impact the center has on the area.

OJRSA building renovation could begin in January
October 20, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
OJRSA building renovation could begin in January | Test

Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority executive director Chris Eleazer said construction could begin in January on the renovation of the authority’s administration and operations building.

City bans burying waste on private property
October 19, 2018 – 12:51 am | No Comment
City bans burying waste on private property | Test

Burying construction and demolition waste on private property is now prohibited in the city of Westminster.

Gubernatorial candidate visits Walhalla
October 19, 2018 – 12:44 am | No Comment
Gubernatorial candidate visits Walhalla | Test

Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith and running mate Mandy Powers Norrell made a campaign stop in downtown Walhalla on Thursday afternoon, talking to business and community leaders and saying he is optimistic about his support in the Upstate in the Nov. 6 general election.

Smith says fully funding classrooms a priority
October 19, 2018 – 12:41 am | No Comment
Smith says fully funding classrooms a priority | Test

Longtime Salem resident Steve Smith, a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Oconee County School Board in next month’s election, said fully funding teacher classrooms is “a must.”

Lee lists reaching top 10 among primary goals
October 19, 2018 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Lee lists reaching top 10 among primary goals | Test

Jerry Lee has witnessed a number of changes in the School District of Oconee County during his 28 years of service on the school board of trustees. 

Students get real-world experience with job shadowing
October 19, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Students get real-world experience with job shadowing | Test

Nearly 120 students in Oconee and Pickens counties learned about life in the workplace through job shadowing opportunities at 25 area businesses this week.

Talks continue on county animal control ordinance
October 19, 2018 – 12:31 am | No Comment

After two meetings in consecutive weeks, Oconee County Council’s Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Health and Welfare Committee has asked interim county administrator Rick Martin to continue discussions on animal control ordinance revisions with animal control officers.

Seneca man headed to prison for 2017 stabbing
October 19, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Seneca man headed to prison for 2017 stabbing | Test

A Seneca man was sentenced Tuesday on a charge of first-degree assault and battery in connection with a stabbing last year in the Utica community near Seneca.

3 arrested after online threats against school
October 19, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
3 arrested after online threats against school | Test

Three 17-year-old Pickens High School students are facing charges after threats were made on social media against the school. 

Police: Walhalla man beat woman in front of children
October 19, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Police: Walhalla man beat woman in front of children | Test

After two visits to the same home in less than 24 hours, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 49-year-old Walhalla man on two charges of second-degree domestic violence.

Art deadline approaching for second Sip ‘N Stroll
October 19, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Art deadline approaching for second Sip ‘N Stroll | Test

Even though the second annual Sip ‘N Stroll event won’t happen until March, committee member Crystal Romanyszyn is urging people to submit art ahead of the Nov. 24 deadline.

Year-round school an option in survey for parents, staff
October 19, 2018 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Year-round school an option in survey for parents, staff | Test

A survey seeking input from parents and School District of Oconee County employees on calendar options, including a year-round school calendar, for 2020-21 has been sent out, with votes sought by Oct. 26.

Bruehl brings collaboration, communication
October 18, 2018 – 12:41 am | No Comment
Bruehl brings collaboration, communication | Test

Seneca resident and Pennsylvania native Bill Bruehl doesn’t have a political background, but he said his theater experience gives him a leg up when it comes to working together to get a job done.