“Feed Your Farmer” next week

Farmers feed us.  But next week the FFA at Seneca High, with help from a handful of food service outlets, will feed farmers.  All Oconee County farmers are invited to enjoy a free BBQ lunch from 11 a-m to 2 p-m Tuesday, November 24 at Seneca High School.  Farmers may eat-in or take-it-to-go.  The free lunch is a chance to […]

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Schools have plan for inclement weather

Oconee School District has a plan to deal with inclement weather and how it impacts class schedules.  “When there is a potential of hazardous driving conditions, administrators will visually check road conditions in each attendance area.  Officials may also consult Oconee County Emergency Management and law enforcement to assess driving conditions.  Any decision to delay or cancel will be made […]

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Arrests of Syrians in Honduras a Duncan concern

The arrests of five Syrians in Honduras is a concern of Congressman Jeff Duncan, member of the Homeland Security Committee.  The Syrians flew into the Central American country and presented Greek passports though, according to one network report, none speaks the Greek language.  And though it wasn’t immediately known if any of them have terror intentions, Duncan said, “….it (the […]

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Walhalla parade as usual this year

Although part of Walhalla’s Main Street remains a construction zone, the city’s annual Christmas Parade will proceed down Main as usual this year.  The date and time for this year’s parade:  Saturday, December 5 at 5 o’clock.  One hour after this year’s parade, the 4th annual Luminary Tour of Churches, sponsored by the chamber of commerce, will take place.  Five […]

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College presidents sign agreement

Officials from Tri-County Technical College and Columbia College signed a formal agreement this week to enable Tech graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree through Columbia College in the evenings on Tri-County’s campus at what Tech calls a significantly discounted tuition rate.   It’s the first time that Tech has signed a partnership of this type with a private college.  Students accepted […]

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For drugs and assault, Walhallan lands in prison

A judge ordered a 10-year prison term today for a Walhalla man who admitted guilt to two criminal charges.  Judge Benjamin Culbertson in the General Sessions Court handed down a pair of 10-year concurrent prison terms after Jonathan David Crooks pleaded guilty to assault and battery first degree and distribution of methamphetamine third offense.  The judge explained to Crooks that […]

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Oconee’s graduation rate above state average

A state-issued report card gave Oconee public schools a grade of 81.5% for the district’s four-year graduation rate.  An announcement today from the school district indicates the 81.5% exceeds the state average.  The county’s four high schools ranked this way:  Tamassee-Salem, 71.7%; West-Oak High, at 76%; Seneca High School at 83.4%; and Walhalla, at 87.7%.  Those percentages prompted Dr. Michael […]

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