NEXT’s Greenberg issues statement

Here is part of response made yesterday by Joe Greenberg of the NEXT School:  “We are pleased to learn and get confirmation that any students opting to enroll at The NEXT School and currently participating in a program at the Career Center will not have any restrictions in their efforts to complete their designated program. We are very pleased with […]

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Charter students and the Hamilton Career Center

In a communication yesterday, the superintendent of the Oconee School District sought to clarify the future relationship between the district’s career center and the planned charter school to open in Salem.  Dr. Michael Thorsland’s announcement brought a response from a representative of the NEXT High School.  “Since funding follows the student,” Thorsland said, “the funding allocated to attend NEXT is […]

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Walhalla Elementary students to present “Aladdin Jr.”

  Sixty Walhalla Elementary School third, fourth, and fifth grade students will take the stage at Walhalla Middle School auditorium Sunday and Monday,  May 15-16 to present Musical Theater International’s version of “Aladdin Jr.”  The cast auditioned in October and have been working diligently all year with weekly after-school rehearsals in order to present a full-fledged musical theater experience. Tickets […]

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Jannette Lee

Mountain Rest, SC— Jannette Lee, 69, common-law-wife of Daniel Owens, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. The family is at […]

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Oconee expansion OK’d for NEXT High School

NEXT High School has cleared a new hurdle to expand to serve students at the soon-to-be-closed Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School.  The board of the South Carolina Public Charter School District on Monday conditionally approved the needed amendment to NEXT’s charter.  The board of trustees for NEXT has set a goal of 215 enrolled students by the start of the school.  Zach […]

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Town Hall workers now permanent

West Union’s two Town Hall office workers have completed their 90-day probationary periods, and town leaders have elevated them to permanent status.  The action was taken after an executive session last night.  Mayor Linda Oliver said the employees are full-time worker Jackie Kelley and part-time employee Arabia Lydick.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Scott talks about the fight against poverty

A South Carolina U-S senator is talking about a new track toward fighting poverty.  At a Washington hearing, Republican Tim Scott touted his Investing in Opportunity Act.  Scott is a co-supporter of a bill that creates a new model for unlocking private investment in economically distressed communities in every state. It offers a temporary capital gains deferral in exchange for […]

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Solicitor candidates’ forum at Keowee Key

The three men who’ve set their hopes on winning office as the area’s chief criminal prosecutor are being invited to campaign next month in Keowee Key—in the week leading up to the Republican primary vote.  Chuck Rau has announced that the Stamp Creek GOP precinct will welcome candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner to a forum that will […]

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Harold Williams

West Union – Harold Lee Williams, Sr., 76, husband of Deborah Dodgins Williams, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Earle’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends […]

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