“John Doe” case tops civil court docket

At least for now, a civil lawsuit against a former Walhalla teacher and others occupies the number one position for trial during next month’s term of Oconee Common Pleas Court. It’s one of two lawsuits in which the plaintiff’s name is listed as “John Doe.” In this case a Greenville lawyer, representing a former Walhalla Middle School student now of […]

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West Union’s leaders meet tonight

At its April meeting tonight, West Union Town Council will discuss a letter about a proposed business at 134 Foothills Center Drive. That’s on the agenda under new business for the 6 o’clock Town Hall meeting. Under old business, there is to be discussion and a vote on out of town garbage pickups.

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BabyRead increases its numbers

The early literacy outreach program BabyRead increased its numbers last weekend during a kids festival at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary School. Volunteers signed up new families from several parts of the county and gave out free books to families. The program is looking for families, as well as those individuals willing to read to mothers and other caregivers, stressing good […]

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Renovations and additons to start at Ravenel

Major work, to the tune of possibly as much as $7 million, is about to get started at Oconee County’s Ravenel Elementary School near Clemson. Although a lot of the renovations and additions are to be accomplished once school lets out in early June, there will be times when contractors will be on the job while students are in the […]

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Prepping for the school distrrict’s next budget

On schedule last night, Oconee school trustees received some of the numbers they’ll consider for the district’s new budget, for the year beginning July 1. At their meeting next week, the trustees are scheduled to give first reading to the spending plan. According to Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, administrators are working to try to deliver a balanced budget, […]

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Economist to speak on Streetscape

  Those attending this year’s membership and awards dinner for the Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce will hear the views of an economist on what the prospects for streetscape and revitalization mean for a community. Dr. Bruce Yandle of Clemson will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, April 30 dinner meeting at the Depot. The dinner will start at 6:30. […]

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Rotary gets ready for Mayberry Days

Westminster Rotarians are getting ready for the crowds that will make their way into their city at the end of the month. The annual “Mayberry Comes to Westminster” will be April 30-May 2. At their meeting tomorrow, Rotarians will hear about this year’s event from organizer Tom Rusk. On Saturday, April 25 Rotarians will organize a community cleanup to prepare. […]

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Tech requests $45 thousand increase in budget

For its operating budget for the next government year, Tri-County Technical College is asking Oconee County to raise its share by $45 thousand and that is to reflect the cost of arming Tech’s security guards with weapons. Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, said today the decision that the college must arm its security guards is simply a reflection of the […]

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