School meeting video now online

At this hour, a technical delay has been overcome and, according to Oconee School District, the video of Monday’s trustees meeting is up on the district website.  “Video is up but be patient in downloading because it is over 2gb,” says Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Keowee Elementary Announces Anti-Bullying Winners

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Keowee Elementary School had 3 winners in the recent Anti-Bullying Poster Contest sponsored by A Call to Action. Pictured left to right are, Mrs. Rhonda Grant, Assistant Principal, Taylin Ruhe, 4th grader, Reagan Smith, 4th grader, James Unsworth, 1st grader, and Ms. Andrea Alewine, Guidance Counselor. The theme of this year’s contest was, “The End of Bullying Begins With Me.” […]

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Bats and other endangered species

The gray bat and the Indiana bat and other species considered endangered are not likely to be affected by the re-licensing of the Keowee-Toxaway Project, in the opinion of the lead government agency.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has communicated its conclusion to the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service in Asheville, North Carolina.  The effects of re-licensing the project are […]

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Minnie Francis Reid Morris

Minnie Francis Reid Morris, 95, formerly of 701 E. Main Street, Walhalla died Monday at Residences at Park Place.  She was the widow of B-F (Bunk) Morris.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m Friday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may […]

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Bob Frederick

Robert “Bob” William Frederick Sr., 75, of 307 S. Isundega Street, Westminster died Wednesday at his home.  He was the husband of Helen Marcengill Frederick.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends prior to the service, 1-2 pm, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. […]

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Glitch delays posting of meeting video

A school district administrator says the video from Monday’s momentous meeting of the Oconee school trustees has been delayed by a glitch.  But Steve Hanvey says the technical problem, apparently caused by the length of the four-hour meeting, is being worked out.  At any hour now you can look for the video through the appropriate links on the Oconee School […]

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Walhalla downtown traffic patterns

The milling of asphalt and new paving the next few days are affecting downtown Walhalla traffic patterns,  The contractor requests that motorists pay attention to the flagmen and machinery—especially between the Main Street blocks of Tugaloo and Catherine streets.  Here is a prediction by contractor Hutch ‘N Son:  “Electrical wire pulling is continuing and hopefully soon we will have street […]

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Political leadership to be taught tomorrow

If you are thinking about running for a political office, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce will offer an education course tomorrow from noon until 5 o’clock.  Jillian Lusk, chamber executive director, says this course is meant for aspiring leaders to get a taste of what they can expect should they choose to step into a public role.  All participants must […]

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39th arrest in drug sweep

The arrest Tuesday of a 40-year old man marked the 39th arrest in an “Operation Infinity” drug sweep started last spring by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheldon LaShane Williams is charged in warrants with distributing crack cocaine to an undercover operative on December 16, 2014 and January 20, 2015.  Williams has two addresses:  Westminster and […]

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