David Wilkins to address Tech’s spring grads

David H. Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2005-2009) and longtime Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1994-2005), will deliver Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement address. The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.   Approximately 637 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement.  In addition […]

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Getting political this primary season!

Candidates entered in the this year’s primary election are being invited to reserve dates on their calendars for political forums.  The Oconee Republican Party plans a candidates’ speaking at 6 o’clock Monday night, May 9 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center.  The Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce plans to get political, also, with two forums—one in May and one in June.  The […]

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Summer reading program to feature author

Oconee public schools stress that learning should not stop even over summer break.  To get students motivated to read over the recess, there will be a special event for Walhalla and Tamassee-Salem High students to meet a prize-winning author.  Matthew de la Pena will speak to the students during a kick-off event Thursday.  The intent is to promote life-long literacy […]

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Mailbox stolen near Westminster

      From time to time, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigates the theft of mail from mailboxes.  This time officers have a case of someone stealing a mailbox.  The theft was reported last week in the vicinity of 11-hundred Coffee Road near Walhalla.  Stolen were the mailbox case and a custom post made out of wrought iron.  The mailbox […]

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Building’s new look prompts calls of inquiry

A new look at a building near Westminster led yesterday to a number of calls to Oconee’s Pine Street office complex, asking whether a sexually-oriented business is in the works.  The location is what appears to be an empty building on 123/the Sandifer Boulevard just east of the city.  Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development for the county, says […]

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Snipping the ribbon for Streetscape

The public has an invitation for a ceremony to cut a ribbon for a symbolic opening of Walhalla’s $2 million dollar Streetscape.  Vanessa Penton, executive director of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, is urging everyone to come and share a story about the projects that took about one year to complete.  The event will take place during Walhalla’s Mayfest […]

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Second time’s the charm for Dollar General

  Dollar General received a special zoning exception last night to allow the chain store to go into business in the Ebenezer Community near a four-way stop intersection.  Approval by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals is conditional, based on the developer making good on assurances that are to be spelled out in the official order.  Three acres, owned by […]

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Pete Blackwell

Seneca- Lewis “Pete” John Blackwell, 67, of 670 Return Church Road, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (Block Church). Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 12 -2 pm, […]

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