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Who’ll pay for the copper?

March 27, 2014

“We have insurance. It would be covered by that.” That’s the answer given by Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for Oconee public schools, to the question of who will pay for the loss of some $50 thousand dollars worth of copper stolen last week from the Walhalla High construction site. The theft remains an open…

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A “once-a-year” event tonight!

March 27, 2014

Months of planning come together tonight as the chambers of commerce from two counties come together for an after-hours event at Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County. The once-a-year event, arranged by the Oconee-Pickens Chamber of Commerce Coalition, is a valuable exercise, in the opinion of Jillian Lusk. The Oconee chamber of commerce director…

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Something to be decided

March 27, 2014

Admittance fees to use the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool this summer have yet to be decided, according to Daryl Broome, executive director of the Oconee YMCA. The ‘Y’ is expected to take over the operation of the refurbished swimming pool, once a contract approved by city council is reviewed by the city attorney. And when…

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Six OC teachers picked for science institute

March 27, 2014

The Roper Mountain Science Center at Greenville has announced the selections of six Oconee teachers to take part in this summer’s Science P.L.U.S Institute. The following public school teachers are enrolled for intensive training in science teaching methods and activities: Laura Land of Northside Elementary, Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle School, Patricia Childress of Tamassee-Salem…

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Surgical checklist to save lives

March 27, 2014
Surgical checklist to save lives

A Clemson researcher has been selected to take part in a forum next week to discuss quality improvement programs in U-S hospitals that reduce preventable re-admissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes and cut costs. Ashley Kay Childers, a research assistant professor, is a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety…

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Anticipating Tuesday’s vote results

March 27, 2014

The first Oconee County Council election of the year will make for highly-anticipated results. Special primary day next week will be Tuesday, April 1. And voting takes place at six precincts covering council district #3. The precincts are Newry, Utica and Seneca 1-4. Joy Brooks, county elections director, says there are a number of ways…

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Non-profits have jobs to offer

March 27, 2014

Non-profit organizations that serve senior citizens in both Oconee and Anderson counties have jobs to offer. And those jobs will be showcased during an event next week in Anderson. They include drivers, home care aides, adult day care aides, a part-time registered nurse, and meal distribution associates. To apply, show up in person from 9…

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Jubilee time soon in Pendleton

March 27, 2014

Pendleton will help usher in spring with its 37th Spring Jubilee and Jubilee Joy Ride. This year’s dates are Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Centered on the Village Green in the Anderson County town, the Pendleton Jubilee has been named “Best Festival in the State of South Carolina in a Community of less…

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Fire destroys Walhalla home

March 27, 2014

The cause for a fire that destroyed a home at Walhalla yesterday afternoon is listed this morning “undetermined,” according to the fire department.   The fire burned a small home at 505 Playground Road, at the corner of S. Lovingood Avenue.  Its occupant, Mildred Simmons, spent the night with family members.   She’s also benefiting…

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Greenville contractor in line for second OC job

March 26, 2014

A Greenville contractor and its workers can count on being busy in Oconee County. Last night Seneca City Council approved an $8 million contract for the Harper Corporation to make improvements at the water treatment plant, at the edge of Normandy Shores. Next week the Harper Corporation will be recommended for a $2.3 million infrastructure…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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