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Governor hopeful visits Oconee County
April 13, 2018 – 12:20 am
Governor hopeful visits Oconee County

Gubernatorial hopeful John Warren, a businessman and retired U.S. Marine Corps captain, framed himself to Seneca voters Thursday as a government outsider immune to special interests.

Oconee Cultivation Project to host fundraiser
April 13, 2018 – 12:10 am
Oconee Cultivation Project to host fundraiser

With a focus on educating future generations about sustainable agriculture practices, the Oconee Cultivation Project is gearing up for a fundraiser to boost its scholarship fund for summer camp, CultivaTeen.

Why would red lights attract the criminals to break in?
April 13, 2018 – 12:08 am
Why would red lights attract the criminals to break in?

Willie: If I install red lights all around the exterior of my house and wait inside with a shotgun for the criminals to break in, could I be arrested for “unlawful baiting?”

Residences at Park Place to present free movie tonight
April 13, 2018 – 12:01 am
Residences at Park Place to present free movie tonight

Families looking for some “spooky” fun on Friday the 13th that doesn’t break the bank need look no further than the free outdoor movie night at the Residences at Park Place in Seneca.

Faulty regulator causes Seneca power outage
April 12, 2018 – 11:32 pm
Faulty regulator causes Seneca power outage

About 1,300 Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers lost power Thursday morning due to a faulty piece of equipment.

Oconee jail maintains population
April 12, 2018 – 12:44 am
Oconee jail maintains population

With neighboring Pickens County beginning the process of building a new detention center, Oconee County Sheriff’s Office captain Steve Pruitt has some words of wisdom for those worried about exceeding capacity — law enforcement isn’t a baseball movie.

Budget calls for 28 new employees at Pickens County sheriff’s office
April 12, 2018 – 12:40 am
Budget calls for 28 new employees at Pickens County sheriff’s office

Pickens County’s new jail will require more than two dozen employees to address a higher number of inmates, according to chief deputy Creed Hashe.

No tax increase in early school budget
April 12, 2018 – 12:37 am
No tax increase in early school budget

School District of Oconee officials are not expecting to request a tax increase for fiscal year 2018-19 despite a $1.5 million projected deficit in next year’s preliminary budget.

Sheriff urges caution during litter pickup
April 12, 2018 – 12:32 am
Sheriff urges caution during litter pickup

After some well-intended Oconee residents stumbled across two syringes and more than an ounce of meth while picking up roadside litter, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is advising a little extra caution.

RBC Aerostructures adding 22 jobs
April 12, 2018 – 12:30 am
RBC Aerostructures adding 22 jobs

An expansion of a company that began operations in Oconee County in 2014 is expected to bring in 22 new jobs and an additional $3.8 million investment over the next five years.