Blood donations needed

The winter weather has taken a toll on community blood donations. The Blood Connection is asking people to donate blood at the nearest blood center or the bloodmobile, once travel conditions safely permit. This week’s weather cancelled multiple blood drive events. All blood types are needed—especially O negative, O positive, and B negative. The nearest donation center is near Seneca, […]

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Burton inks deal with Yanks!

Former West-Oak star Jared Burton has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees, with an invitation to the Major League team’s spring training, according to a story posted on the Yankees’ web site. A veteran Major League pitcher, Burton last pitched for the Minnesota Twins. Pitching for the Twins and earlier the Cincinnati Reds, the 33-year old […]

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City Hall back in business

The lights and the heat are back on at the Walhalla City Hall. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says service was restored late yesterday afternoon. The city council’s rescheduled February meeting will take place at 5:30 this evening. Two Walhalla schools have seen their power restored. Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says service was restored to the middle and high schools late […]

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Judge decides authority exceeded

A federal judge has decided the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority with an executive order on immigration, and now immigrants have had to cancel their plans to apply for work permits. The President believes he’ll prevail on appeal, but Jeff Duncan, the South Carolina Third District Congressman, applauds the court ruling. In a statement, Duncan said: “I […]

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Get help with the financial aid application process

April 1 is Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege’s deadline to apply for the best financial aid package for the 2015 fall semester.  And this Saturday the college hosts College Goal SC to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The application is the first step to receiving federal aid and is required for most college students who […]

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Scott offers constituent services

At two locations tomorrow in Oconee County, the office of U-S Senator Tim Scott will offer constituent services. If you need help with federal issues, you are invited to meet with representatives of Scott’s staff at the main branch of the Oconee Library in Walhalla, at 501 S. Broad Street in Walhalla, from 12 to 1:30 tomorrow afternoon or at […]

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Luncheon tickets still available

The Oconee chambers of commerce invite everyone to enjoy lunch and hear about the strides made toward creating a business and industry-friendly environment. This year’s State of Oconee Luncheon takes place at 11:30 Friday morning at Seneca High School, and tickets are still available at $25 dollars each. This year’s speakers are Greer Mayor Rick Danner, Michelle McCollum of the […]

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Power crews worked thru the night

For many, this is a get-back-to-normal day. But not for the public schools. For a second full day, Oconee public schools are closed. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, the culprits include a black ice advisory in place until 11 this morning. By late yesterday afternoon, Thorsland said, there was still no power at the Walhalla middle and high schools, […]

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Do you feel the warm-up?

At miday, the South Carolina DOT reported a temperature range in Oconee and the rest of the Upstate of between 32 and 36 degrees.  And above all, according to the DOT:  “Precipitation has ended.”  But icy patches on some roads that have yet to dry may make travel hazardous.  Be careful!

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