Townville tragedy holds down attendance for trail meeting

A small turnout in Salem for the last of two public information meetings on the Palmetto Trail project reflected the emotions that have gripped Oconeeans countywide in response to the Townville tragedy.  Nevertheless, last night’s meeting at the Salem Community Center, led by a project architect, proceeded.  Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, says the 10-12 people there […]

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Library staff takes a training day

  All branches of the Oconee Public Library will be closed Wednesday, October 5 for a staff training day.  A guest speaker that day will talk to the library workers about child safety and the dangers of social media.  He’s Joe Ryan, education coordinator for the South Carolina Attorney’s General Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Day one after Townville shootings

Law enforcement will have a presence this morning this morning at Oconee elementary schools, in the aftermath of the shootings yesterday at Anderson County’s Townville Elementary School, a short way from the Oconee line.  All Oconee schools went to a code yellow for safety precaution once the Townville incident became known.  Later a news conference was held as Anderson authorities […]

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GHS not selling Lila Doyle

Greenville Health System is selling a skilled nursing facility in Greer to Orianna Health Systems, which operates nearly 50 skilled nursing facilities in 11 states.  But Oconee Memorial’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility is not part of that sale, according to Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus.  In response to questions about whether Lila Doyle might wind […]

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School shooting near Oconee

What’s reported as the shooting of a student inside Townville Elementary School has sent a host of law enforcement officers to the small school in Anderson County, near the Oconee line.  Among the officers dispatched were officers from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  We are told helicopters have been scene in the sky above the area.

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“Clinton vs. Trump” panel discussion at Clemson

Clemson University will host “Clinton vs Trump:  The People Speak” live inter-active webcast at 7 tomorrow night at the Watt Family Innovation Center.  The public is invited to participate in the discussion at the Watt Center auditorium or thru Twitter using #thepeoplespeakcu, while watching the live stream at http://tv.clemson.edu.live. Clemson professors from the departments of political science, history and members […]

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The Taylor Force Act announced by Graham and two colleagues

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Dan Coats (R-Indiana) and Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) have introduced The Taylor Force Act which would require the Secretary of State to certify the Palestinian Authority has ended its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists and their surviving family members. Graham, Coats, and Blunt were joined at the legislation’s introduction by Stuart and Robbi Force, […]

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Non-citizens on terrorist screening database should be expelled, Duncan says

If you find yourself on the U-S terrorist screening database, South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman wants you out of the country.  Rep. Jeff Duncan announced he introduced the Terrorist Deportation Act in the House of Representatives.  The bill makes any non-citizen on the terrorist screening database ineligible for travel to the United States, revokes the visa of any such person […]

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A “lively” time for Mountain Rest

Last night’s public input meeting in Mountain Rest is being described as lively and well-attended.  Residents there showed an interest in details for new trail development within the area of Stumphouse Tunnel and Park.  A second such meeting to focus on the Palmetto Trail spur from Devil’s fork to Oconee Station takes place 6 to 8 tonight at the Salem […]

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