Democrats choose Congressional nominee

Two Oconeeans contested yesterday to be the Democratic nominee to run this fall for Congress. County Democratic voters preferred Barbara Jo Mullis over Hosea Cleveland. Mullis received 447 votes; Cleveland, 226. Returns from across the Third District last night showed Mullis comfortably ahead of her opponent. As her party’s nominee, she can look forward to November and a contest with […]

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Oconee’s Graham re-nominated

The political fortunes were kind to Oconee County’s Lindsey Graham—not only in his home county but across the state. And, according to the results announced last night, Graham scored a big enough victory to avoid a run-off with any of his six Republican challengers. It means Graham can advance to the November General Election, where a Democratic opponent will await. […]

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Oconee incumbent defeated

Voters in Oconee District One gave the nod to Emma Cammick, in her bid for a county council seat. The unofficial returns announced last night gave Cammick, a political newcomer in Oconee County, 1,496 votes or 51.3% of the votes cast. Her supporters who gathered to await the returns at Pine Street reacted with delight that she was able to […]

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Two Parties Primaries

Two parties primaries with lots of questions will be decided today. Today’s voting means a long night of counting. There are no results to report yet, but we will post the results as soon as they come in. Out of 32 precincts, all but 5 are reporting. Here are the latest numbers: Unofficial final result: Cammick 1,496 Corbeil 1,418 We […]

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Walhalla faces water system penalty

Walhalla’s water system has run afoul of state health authorities. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control has disclosed a consent order requiring the municipality to come up with a plan to correct an unsatisfactory rating of its public water system, which arose from inspection during a two-day period last fall. DHEC wants Walhalla to submit a business plan […]

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Joining the Agriculture Commissioner’s School

Three FFA members at Seneca High School have received acceptance letters for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture. Brittany Shook, Candace Gibby, and Jessie Egan join a summer program that inspires and challenges its participants to consider a career in agriculture, natural resource and life science industries. The program will take place July 19-25 at Clemson University.

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Why Berry Nichols opposes Sunday sales?

For a Walhalla area man, drinking spirits once overcame him, and he sees the bad for general society that can come of expanding opportunities to imbibe on the first day of the week. And that’s why Berry Nichols opposes the Sunday alcohol sales question that is reserved for this November’s ballot in Oconee County. Nichols spoke out today at 96.3/WGOG […]

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Duncan bill passes the House

A bill which Congressman Jeff Duncan has aimed at the Department of Homeland Security has made its way through the House of Representatives. It’s the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act Duncan, South Carolina’s 3rd District representative, says it’s an important step toward restoring accountability to the federal department—created after 9-11.

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School District ready for end of exit exam

The elimination of the state-required exit exam before a high school senior may graduate will make for new opportunities for affected students to qualify for a diploma. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for the Oconee School District, told trustees last night the district is preparing to process what potentially could be in excess of applications from 100 former students denied graduation […]

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Trustees clear up student welfare policy

Oconee school trustees have taken a first step to tighten the district’s policy on student welfare—as it pertains to how and when child abuse and neglect should be reported to authorities. The trustees last night gave first reading approval to revising the policy by requiring principals and other district employees to make reports to law enforcement agencies or to the […]

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