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A look by Seneca at the new Walhalla school

July 30, 2015

Even before today’s tour finished, the reviews from a group of Senecans about Walhalla’s new high school were commendatory.  The Seneca Rotarians were impressed with what they saw in a tour of the sprawling high school complex on highway 11.  The tours were led by Joe Rukat and Richard Alexander of the OconeeSchool District.  There…

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Accused bank robber arraigned

July 30, 2015

The U-S District Court in Greenville arraigned a Mountain Rest man accused of bank robbery in May near Seneca.  In today’s proceeding, a court officer tells us, there was no change in the bond for defendant Jesse Ray Pate.  He’s charged with the May 19 robbery at Community First Bank on the Sandifer Boulevard.  

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Two councilmen to make Hilton Head meet

July 30, 2015

Two Oconee County council members are headed to the cost this weekend for the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties.  Paul Cain of District Three and Joel Thrift of District Four are registered at the Hilton Head Mariott for a conference of meetings that are described as “a dynamic educational experience with…

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Streetscape enters new phase

July 30, 2015

For those looking for a little giddyap to Walhalla Streetscape, the appearance today of a concrete truck was a welcome sight.  The truck poured concrete for the new curb and sidewalk on Main Street, between Tugaloo and College.

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Pedestrian hurt near Wahalla Pool

July 30, 2015

A pedestrian has been hurt in an accident shortly after 1:30 this afternoon.  The police say that at the corner of W. Main and S. Maple the accident occurred involving a man and a truck attempting a turn.  The injufred pedestrian has been identified to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as an adult male swimmer, in a bathing…

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Arrest made in shoplifting case

July 30, 2015

 The arrest of an Anderson woman is reported today in an investigation of shoplifting June 6 at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  Jasmine Lizette Isom was booked into the OconeeDetentionCenter at 5:40 this morning, charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.  The 24-year old Isom is accused in the same incident in which a fellow…

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School calendar to be changed

July 30, 2015

A “nut and bolts” type meeting is in progress today at the OconeeSchool District.  With classes to start for another year in fewer than three weeks, today’s meeting is to decide the dates when report cards will be sent home during 2015-16. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says once those dates are decided the…

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Tour the new Walhalla High

July 30, 2015

Next week will serve a dual purpose for the $54 million Walhalla High that is to open with the new school year August 18.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4 and 5 the new school will be open for self-guided tours.  Tuesday and Wednesday next week are also the days for student registration.  Students and…

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Tech graduates run Clemson Downs office

July 30, 2015

Donna Busha and Kayla Gibbs come from opposite counties.  But the two have things in common.  They both work in the business office of the retirement complex Clemson Downs.  And they are both graduates of the accounting curriculum at Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  Busha, a Westminster resident, works as Business Services Director.  When she had a job to…

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At Keowee Key and Asheville they gather for Sanders

July 30, 2015

At places such as Keowee Key in Oconee County and Asheville in North Carolina, people turned out last night for an event for Bernie Sanders, an Independent Party U-S senator from Vermont who is running as a Democrat for President next year. Oconee County resident Paulette Keffas-Chassin considers herself a volunteer for Sanders 2016 and,…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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