Duncan lauds the Tigers’ run

Congressman Jeff Duncan congratulates the Clemson Tigers on their run at the national title game.  According to the Third District Republican, the Tigers should not forget the success that they achieved on the path that brought them last night to the championship game.  In a statement, Duncan said, “They gave their all to get where they are today and I, […]

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Yandle’s assessment of the economy

Are sliding oil prices and stock market instability leading to a new recession?  A locally noted economist likely will offer his opinion during a public forum this week near Seneca.  The Oconee Economic Alliance welcomes Dr. Bruce Yandle back to its Business Forum, to be held at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development on Bountyland Road.  The public is […]

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Superintendent knocks down rumor

Dr. Michael Thorsland made clear today he’s not going to leave his position as Oconee Superintendent of Education.  Responding to a rumor, Thorsland says he is staying. He told 101.7/WGOG NEWS that he has made no application for another position. Thorsland, who is under contract with the district,  says he has no intention to leave the job, to which he […]

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Casey Waddell

Casey Allen Waddell, 25, died Saturday in Anderson.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  The family is at the mother’s home, 204 Knotty Pine Court, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may […]

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Additional diplomas awarded

Sixty-one people are carrying a high school diploma from Oconee County who previously had no sheepskin to their credit.  According to the school district announcement, by the deadline December 31 a total of 97 applications were processed.  From that number, the district granted diplomas to 61 of the applicants.  The remaining 36 were judged ineligible under the provisions of the […]

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Months later, school closing vote still sensitive

A vote in October by the Oconee School Board set the closing of the county’s smallest high school for the end of this academic year.  But it remains a sensitive issue, as evidenced by last night’s public comment session at the board of trustees’ meeting.  All five speakers expressed hope the trustees will reverse their decision.  Failing that, they implore […]

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Court to hear Tamassee-Salem appeal

A court docket indicates the appeal of the decision to close an Oconee County school will be heard next month.  As part of a week of non-jury matters, the docket lists the appeal of Lynne Martin of the Oconee School Board’s decision to close the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School at the end of this school year and send its student to […]

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