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Inabinet unofficial winner

April 2, 2014

In close voting, Andy Inabinet is the unofficial winner of the special primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Inabinet’s margin over fellow Republican Paul Cain amounted to 35 votes. Last night’s tally showed Inabinet at 444 votes and Cain 409. Officials estimate there are between eight and ten provisional ballots to be examined. The…

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Assistant principal resigns

April 2, 2014

A Walhalla High assistant principal has resigned. School district officials confirmed the resignation of Charlie Fowler, who had been placed on leave following a complaint of cyber bullying. District headquarters released the following statement: “The School District of Oconee County, both in policy and practice, prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any kind. Regrettably, a…

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Deputy finds stolen van

April 1, 2014
Deputy finds stolen van

 By pulling into a convenience store near Seneca, an Oconee deputy spotted a mini-van that matched the description of a stolen vehicle. The deputy arrested the driver, Brandon Leon Payne of Torrington Road, on the charge of possessing a stolen vehicle. The 34-year old Payne was also charged Monday night with driving under suspension.  

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OC wants utility aircraft removed

April 1, 2014

Oconee County has begun legal action for the removal of a plane from the county’s airport near Clemson. A lawyer on behalf of the county filed pleadings in the Common Pleas Court seeking to enjoin the owner of a utility plane made by Helio Aircraft of Prescott, Arizona. The damage lawsuit identifies the plane owner…

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Seneca’s population virtually unchanged

April 1, 2014

In two years time, according to an estimate from the Census Bureau, Seneca’s population fell by four residents. In the 2010 Census, Seneca sported a population of 8, 102. Two years later, Oconee’s largest municipality lost four residents, for a current estimated population of 8,098. Nearby Clemson is gaining residents. The Census Bureau reports that…

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West Union man charged in child sex case

April 1, 2014

The West Union police have announced criminal sexual conduct with minor charges against a 32-year old town resident. The police say Mark Timothy Todd of Schroder Street was booked last night into the Oconee Detention Center, accused in two warrants in incidents that allegedly involved a young boy. The incidents are alleged to have occurred…

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Zane-Bloser handwriting recommended

April 1, 2014

Out of concern for the handwriting abilities of today’s students, a 23-member Oconee School District panel recommends the adoption of a curriculum that stresses cursive writing skills. Only a few years ago the cursive style of writing, with its flowing strokes and rounded angles, was on the wane in Oconee public schools. But now a…

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Two hurt in Westminster mishap

April 1, 2014

Last night’s accident in Westminster injured two people and left thousands of dollars in property damage. The police say a Chevy SUV, driven by Westminster resident Patricia Baker, left SC 183 and struck a commercial building at the 123-183 intersection. The impact dropped the building awning on top of the car. Chief Dean Awalt said…

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CU professor focuses on Libya’s higher education future

April 1, 2014
CU professor focuses on Libya’s higher education future

 An assistant professor of communication studies at Clemson, Darren Linvill, joined colleagues from around the world to discuss the future of the educational system in the mid east country of Libya. The conference that Linvill participated in took place in Turkey. He was one of five scholars from U-S institutions. In the aftermath of the…

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Grant allows Seneca High produce garden

April 1, 2014
Grant allows Seneca High produce garden

 A grant of $2 thousand allows Seneca High School to engage its students to recognize the value of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant received by Seneca’s Transition to Independence class allows for the purchase of a greenhouse that’ll lengthen the growing season for fruits and vegetables. With the help…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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