Medical cannibis bill to be introduced

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation Tuesday in the South Carolina General Assembly. At 10:30 a.m., several of the legislators will join patients and advocates in the First Floor Lobby of the State House for a news conference to discuss the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, to will allow patients suffering from debilitating medical […]

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DOT to display I-85 corridor plan

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled two public information meetings concerning the development of an Interstate 85 Corridor Management Plan. Two segments of I-85 will be considered totaling approximately 23 miles – from US 29 (Exit 34) in Anderson County to US 25 (Exit 44) in Greenville County and from SC 129 (Exit 68) to just beyond […]

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By Florida standards, it’s cold!

The sun is shining today in Tampa, Florida—the setting for tonight’s championship game.  The Tigers and the Tide will get it on tonight in an open-air stadium, where the temperature is forecast to drop to 39 degrees.  Today’s Tampa high is forecast at 67, which is cold by Florida standards.  At 10 this morning, the Tampa thermometer read 47 degrees; […]

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4K (Pre-K) screening schedule

  The School District of Oconee County will hold 4K (Pre-K) screenings on April 27, 28, and 29 and May 1 and 2, 2017. Appointments to schedule screenings can be obtained beginning February 1, 2017 by going online at www.oconee.k12.sc.us or by calling 864-886-4503. The location for all screenings will be Oconee Academy, 177 Razorback Lane, Walhalla, SC 29691. Parents […]

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Heater motor fire

Walhalla Fire Department responded to a heater motor fire last night that smoked up a home on Letson Circle.  During the weekend of winter’s first storm, Walhalla fire fighters handled eight calls—mostly downed trees and power lines.

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Appointment at the Ten at the Top

Tiffany Tate is now the assistant director of Ten at the Top—the group of 10 Upstate counties, which include Oconee.  Tate moves into her new appointment from the role of program manager.  She is a graduate of Liberty High School and Clemson University.  Ten at the Top’s vision is a stronger region—thru collaboration, coordination, and cooperation.

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Blue Ridge crews respond to outages

By 5 o’clock last evening, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted seven customers without service.  But those seven were scheduled to be reconnected by sundown yesterday.  Those seven included two customers in Greenville County and five in Anderson. According to the spokesman for Blue Ridge Electric, there are no known outages at this time in Oconee, Pickens, or Spartanburg counties.  But […]

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Two-hour delay for Oconee public schools

For Oconee public school students, this is a morning to sleep later.  The school district has announced a two-hour delay this morning for the start of classes. Unless road conditions are hazardous, all employees should report at the usual time.  If parents need to get to work as usual, students may be dropped off at normal time.  

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