As part of a drill, student identifies “intruder”

Miguel Estrada from  WOMS

As part of a drill, a student at West-Oak Middle School identified a make-believe intruder and assisted his teacher.  And, for that, Miguel Estrada was recognized during this week’s meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  A deputy sheriff, Ryan Overton, entered the school in plain clothes and mingled with students eating lunch.  Miguel noticed the “intruder” immediately and […]

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Absentee balloting expected to pick up

Absentee voting is expected to pick up in the days leading to South Carolina’s Presidential primaries—–especially as Democratic and Republican candidates step up their campaigning in the state that makes the claim as the First in the South primary.  If you can qualify to vote absentee, you can cast your vote at the Oconee Office of Registrations and Elections on […]

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NRC correspondence with Duke Energy

A question that begs a definitive answer is whether an earthquake-tsunami sequence, such as that which struck Japan a few years ago, is the kind of natural event that could repeat itself at U-S nuclear plants.  U-S plants are designed to include monitoring instruments to detect seismic activity and trigger a plant shutdown if the ground motion exceeds a specified […]

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Concrete pour is iffy today

Today’s forecast is promising the thermometer will hit 50 degrees, but the cold this morning makes Walhalla Streetscape sidewalk work iffy, at best.  The plan for Hutch ‘n Son calls for a plastic cover over any concrete poured today for the new sidewalk on the south side of Main, from Ann to the Steak House.  Meantime, the sidewalk in that […]

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When it comes to hospitals, bigger is better

Telephone booths and drive-in movie theatres have vanished across the American landscape.  So have small community hospitals.  The Oconee hospital medical staff and this year’s Leadership Oconee class are among groups who received presentations in the last week that touched on disappearing small hospitals.  The presenter, Hunter Kome, President of the GHS Oconee Medical Campus, makes the case when it […]

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Deborah Bridges

Deborah Kay Bridges died Wednesday at AnMed Hospital.  She was the wife of Stanley Bridges.  A celebration of life will be held by the family.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Search resumes this morning

At 7:30 this morning, searchers will reassemble to start a second day of trying to find an Asheville, North Carolina area resident Scott Turner believed missing in the vicinity of Mountain Rest.  Family members found the man’s truckTuesday near the Cherry Hill/Big Bend area of northern Oconee.  Wind and extreme cold have hampered the search operations.  One searcher who walked […]

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Auditor to leave office after two terms

Oconee’s two-term auditor is heading to the sidelines.  Ken Nix, a Republican, last night announced he will not offer this year for a third term in office.  In a statement, Nix said, “The two terms I have been blessed with take me into full retirement age.  I sincerely thank the citizens of Oconee County in supporting me as I strived […]

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Martin faces “uphill battle”

A judge told Tamassee-Salem supporter Lynn Martin she faces an uphill battle to win her court case against Oconee public school officials and the district, but he also indicated he’s impressed by some of her points.  With five rows of supporters behind her, Lynn Martin got her chance today to make her case for the continued operation of Salem’s remaining […]

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