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The Oconee County Department of Solid Waste Management will conduct a public meeting to discuss the remedial alternatives proposed for the County-owned closed Five Forks Class 3 Landfill.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Oconee County Solid Waste Management offices, located at 15028 Wells Highway, Seneca, South Carolina, 29678.  Representatives from Oconee County and Smith Gardner, Inc. will be in attendance at the meeting.  The public meeting will afford interested parties the opportunity to provide comments and ask questions on the proposed remedial methods.   

The Oconee County Five Forks Landfill is located near the intersection of Camp Road and Five Forks Road, Walhalla in Oconee County, South Carolina. The Class 3 landfill is unlined and accepted both domestic and industrial waste until it ceased operations in 1995.  Groundwater on the landfill property has been impacted by the landfill. 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) requested that Oconee County complete an Assessment of Corrective Measures (ACM) to investigate potential remedial alternatives to address the groundwater impact and to identify a recommended corrective action. 

Federal Regulation 40 CFR Section 258.56(d) requires that the owner or operator of a landfill must discuss the results of any corrective measures assessment at a public meeting with interested and affected parties.  The meeting will include a summary of the Assessment of Corrective Measures Report and the County’s recommended, potential remedial alternatives. 

Oconee County may accept, reject, or make amendments to the proposed project based upon the comments received at the meeting and may do so without further meetings.  Therefore, it is important for interested persons to be present to make comments.  Both oral and written comments may be given at the meeting.  

Questions should be addressed to Mr. Swain Still, Solid Waste Director, Oconee County Department of Solid Waste Management, phone (864) 888-1440, 15028 Wells Highway, Seneca, South Carolina, 29678. 


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Destination Oconee: Realizing the Future of Oconee County

Click here to view the full plan.

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Road Improvements for South Carolina Department of Transportation for Oconee County

SC File No. 3986030

 Ashmore Brothers, a division of Rogers Group Inc. will be performing road improvements for the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Oconee County Construction Office.  Work is scheduled to begin on or after March 1, 2016.  Completion of the work is anticipated to be on or before November 30, 2016.   

Specific questions regarding this project can be answered thru South Carolina Department of Transportation – Oconee County Construction Office at (864) 879-7311

Roads that will fall under the improvements are:

 Road #: S-488, Wells Hwy, from (S-37-701) Stephens Rd to (US 76) Clemson Blvd

Road #: SC 24, West Oak Hwy, From:(SC 59) Tokeena Rd to Anderson County Line

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Oconee Economic Alliance announces “Made In Oconee” campaign

“Made In Oconee” is a coordinated marketing initiative established by the Oconee Economic Alliance to enrich the relationship between local manufacturers and the school district of Oconee County. This multi-tiered campaign highlights the products made in Oconee County and the people who make them.

The first phase of the “Made In Oconee” campaign is primarily focused on gauging the general perception of manufacturing in local students and working to change it. Students from across the county were asked an array of questions in order to gain a real perspective on young people’s sentiments surrounding manufacturing. The responses were varied, enlightening and will play an important role in how future conversations are shaped. 

The Oconee Economic Alliance wanted to know what students in Oconee County really thought about manufacturing so we decided to go straight to the source. We talked to six different students from across the school district and what they said might surprise you.

Click here to watch the video:

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Oconee County Council is seeking interested citizens

wishing to serve on council appointed Boards or Commissions. 

Questionnaires are required for all interested applicants. 


or one may be obtained at the County offices or from the Clerk to Council

[ or 864-718-1023].  


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Council Meetings are held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. [excluding July and August which will meet only on the third Tuesday of the month] in the County Council Chambers located at 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, S.C. [unless otherwise advertised].

           At each regularly scheduled Council meeting there will be a Public Comment Session [beginning at 6:00 p.m.] which is limited to a maximum of forty (40) minutes with four (4) minutes allocated per person.  If you wish to speak during the Public Comment Session you may do so by placing your name on the sign up sheet in Council Chambers prior to the meeting.    

          In addition, at each regularly scheduled Council meeting there will be held an Extended Public Comment Session which is limited to two citizens, five (5) minutes allocated per person.  Comments do not have to be related to a specific agenda item.  The time may not be used to promote or criticize a political candidate or figure.  Interested individuals should contact the Council Clerk [718-1023 or] to sign up for these time slots which will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Please be advised that only one meeting will be scheduled at a time.  Council may make closing comments directly following the public and extended public comment session if time permits.

          Everyone speaking before Council should do so in a civil manner. Council will not tolerate personal attacks on individual council members, county staff or any person or group. Racial slurs will not be permitted. All citizens addressing Council and all Boards and Commission appointed by Council should do so at the appropriate time as noted on their agendas and in an appropriate manner.

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 South Carolina Association of Counties

Friday Report

Click Here to view the current and past Friday Reports prepared weekly by the Association regarding pending issues before the state legislature.

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For the second year in a row

Oconee County is featured in National Geographic 

this time in the magazine's Traveller UK series. 

To read the full article, visit 

National Geographic

50 of the World's Last Great Places

Destination of a Lifetime

This special publication by the National Geographic features as their #9 choice "Jocassee Gorges - An Intense Concentration of Waterfalls".  The article centers on North & South Carolina and also features two pages showing the beautiful and rare Oconee Bell.  

CLICK HERE to read the article and see the beautiful photographs!

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