Schools to recognize military veterans

The Veterans Day breakfast held at Walhalla Middle School is an event to which the school looks forward every year.  Tomorrow morning’s program is set.  Principal Scott Dixon invites local veterans and their families to enjoy the meal and the guest speaker, Vietnam War veteran Mike Copeland. Other Oconee schools planning Veteran’s Day events include Blue Ridge Elementary School, Seneca Middle School, […]

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Seneca High sends 20 students to All-State Chorus

Twenty members of the Seneca High School chorus have been named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus.  Of 80 schools across the state, Seneca’s All-State members are the fourth highest.  Eleven Seneca students performed with perfection on the sight singing portion of their audition. The All-State Chorus will sing in March at Winthrop University with world-renowned conductors.  

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Burning bans in place

Because of the extreme dry conditions, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has issued a burning ban on the 33,000-acre Jocassee Gorges area in northern Oconee and Pickens counties.  Firefighters from the S.C. Forestry Commission, area volunteer fire departments and the Clemson Experimental Forest dealt yesterday with a wildfire on Pinnacle Mountain near Table Rock State Park in northern Pickens. […]

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Christmas to arrive early in Salem

Christmas will reach the Oconee town of Salem early next month with the staging of the town’s annual parade.  The Town of Salem at 944-2819 is accepting entries for the 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 4 parade.  This year’s parade will follow the theme of Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward man.  Parade […]

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Wildfire closed part of highway 28

By 8 o’clock last night, fire fighters were still trying to stop a fire that forced the closing of part of highway 28 in Rabun County, Georgia—the main road between Walhalla and Highlands.  According to Sky 104 Clayton, the closed part of 28 ran from the Warwoman Road area to Pine Mountain and Kelley Ridge.  Before sunset, two helicopters were […]

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Graham reacts to Clinton’s concession speech

A concession speech today by Hillary Clinton is being called by Senator Lindsey Graham appropriate in tone and substance. “She should be congratulated on doing her part to bring about healing of our nation and setting the right tone in terms of working with President-elect Trump. All Americans should follow her counsel and try to work with our next President. […]

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Verbal dispute escalates to altercation

  A verbal disagreement escalated into a stabbing this week near Seneca, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is still investigating what happened Monday afternoon on Humbert Street in Utica.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said, “The victim was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.    

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