Service academy information session

High school students who have interest in attending one of the U-S five service military academies can learn about the application and nomination process during an event from 3 to 4:30 this afternoon at the Anderson County Library at 300 N. McDuffie Street in Anderson.  Senator Tim Scott has directed members of his staff to be present during the 90-minute […]

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Rotarians award Interact Club advisors

Interact Club

The Seneca Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to the advisors for the Seneca High School Interact Club.  Angela Justus and Cynthia Carlisle were recognized for efforts to guide the service club.  Interact is a club for students who have the desire to serve their community and develop qualities of leadership.  In the last year, the Seneca High Interact […]

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Westminster to replace three police cars

A state grant will allow Westminster to replace three police cars.  The Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety awarded nearly $83 thousand dollars, to be supplemented by an $8,200 grant from the city’s budget.  The new cars replace older cars with high mileage, which require more maintenance.  All three cars to […]

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Increasing numbers of students fall below poverty line

A recent network report indicated that, for the first time, the federal government finds that more than one-half of public school students live in poverty.  And Oconee school district officials say their county’s numbers mirror those the federal government has for the rest of the country.  If local district officials are surprised, they aren’t shocked.  “We know that, as the […]

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Be careful at U-S 76 and Thrift’s Ferry Road!

An intersection in far northwest Oconee saw another traffic accident today.  At last word, state troopers had gone to the hospital to check on the status of three injured in today’s accident at U-S 76 and Thrift’s Ferry Road, not far from the river bridge to Georgia.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said today’s accident was the third there […]

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Ocelot kittens born at Greenville Zoo


Two female ocelot kittens were born August 15 at the Greenville Zoo.  They are the first offspring of parents Evita and Oz, who are four years old.   Their birth made the Greenville Zoo one of only two Association of Zoos and Aquarium Insitutions to breed ocelots this year.  Staff hopes to exhibit the kittens in October, but the timing […]

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Car-share program announced for Clemson campus

Clemson University has struck a deal with a subsidiary of the car rental company Avis        to bring a car-sharing program to the campus.  At what the announcement says will be affordable rates, the Zipcar car sharing network will have six vehicles available at designated parking spots near Sikes Hall, Sirrine Hall, Thornhill Village, Fike and Bryan Circle for pick […]

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Rain moves “Steak in Oconee” indoors

Rain has forced a change in venue of tonight’s “Steak in Oconee.”  Instead of outdoors on the farm grounds of Whetstone Place in Mountain Rest, the event has been moved a short distance away so it can be held indoors.  The new venue is the Mountain Rest Community Club where ticketed guests tonight will celebrate what’s considered to be the […]

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Might Walhalla resemble Clover?


At first glance, this might look like downtown Walhalla with the middle of the street fire hydrants, as part of the Streetscape project.  But it’s not.  In fact, it’s the main street in the small York County town of Clover, just south of the North Carolina line.  Walhalla’s idea for middle of the street hydrants, to give fire fighters access […]

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