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100 years of CU architectural education

October 2, 2013

A symposium this month will mark 100 years of architectural education at Clemson University. Clemson’s fourth-year chair of the architecture department, Kate Schwennsen, has enjoyed going thru the records to gain a sense of a storied architectural past. That historic era will be highlighted Friday, October 18 in Lee Hall. There, several noted architectural historian-theorists…

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Oconeean arrested in Idaho returned to OC

October 2, 2013

A 44-year old woman sits in an Oconee County jail cell, facing alleged violations of child custody laws. The arrest this summer in Idaho of Laverne Marie Bennett made headline news when Bennett and her four young daughters were found by state police in that far west state. They were found at a picnic table…

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“WIC” program considered “non-essential”

October 2, 2013

The South Carolina DHEC is providing an update on the impact of the federal shutdown as it relates to a key assistance program. The Department of Health and Environmental Control in Columbia announced yesterday it has been informed that the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program is considered “non-essential” under the shutdown and will not…

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County Attorney primes the pump!

October 2, 2013

Some Oconeeans may not like the way their county spends its tax dollars. But Tom Martin, the county attorney, says no one should take issue with how county government accounts for the money that passes thru its coffers. At last night’s meeting, Martin called attention to an award Oconee County received from the Government Finance…

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Walhalla goes thru the water!

October 2, 2013

After a major rehabilitation project, the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool enjoyed a short, but satisfying late summer season—with the hope that the pool will operate for a full summer season next year. In the meantime, however, pool water is disappearing, and no one at last night’s City Hall meeting could explain why. “There’s no telling…

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Tourism spending in Oconee County

October 2, 2013

A new report places tourism spending last year in Oconee County at $52.5 million. The report, “Economic Impact of Travel on South Carolina,” was released this week by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It shows that tourism expenditures grew nearly 3% from 2011 and that tourism directly supports 430 travel and tourism…

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Speaker to address domestic violence

October 2, 2013

Domestic violence survivor and educator Kit Gruelle speaks next week at Clemson University as part of a series named for a university employee killed last year as the result of domestic violence at her Oconee County home. The series is named for the late Marge Putnam. Gruelle’s appearance is also part of the Women’s Leadership…

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Walhalla fills council vacancy

October 2, 2013

Walhalla now has a five-member city council. Danny Woodward, an unopposed candidate to fill a council vacancy in the November election, accepted the oath of office last night. That oath was administered by Mayor Danny Edwards, at the start of the October meeting of the city council committees. Woodward fills the unexpired term created by…

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Showcasing business and industry

October 1, 2013

Littlejohn Coliseum is being prepared for the annual Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Business and Industry Showcase. The two-day event starts at 9 in the morning when students and invited guests get the chance to sample career choices available in the Upstate. Beyond all else, the showcase serves as a way to help young people understand the decisions that…

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Thursday meeting to plan the new jail

October 1, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has set Thursday as the date for a meeting of parties to be involved in the new jail project—to the cemetery side of the law enforcement center. And it’s shaping up as an all-day session with lots of details to be provided the architects so that they can design what’s to…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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