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Senecans impressed by Presidential announcement

June 2, 2015

Lindsey Graham may be the favorite of South Carolina, but it’s the other states that the U-S senator must impress if he’s to get to move into the White House in 2017. Still the big event that officially launched the Oconee County resident into the 2016 political foray was something that impressed the local folk—those…

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Bridge to be replaced over Six Mile Creek

June 2, 2015

Part of Jones Mill Road in Pickens County will be closed this summer as a DOT contractor replaces the bridge spanning Six Mile Creek. The location is 1.5 miles northwest of South Carolina 133. The job goes to United Infrastructure of Great Falls. The bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Saturday and, barring unforeseen…

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Evaluating Thorsland’s first year

June 1, 2015

How well has Dr. Michael Thorsland acquitted himself in his first year as Oconee County Superintendent of Education? The board of trustees intends to evaluate Thorsland during a meeting Saturday in the conference room at Walhalla Middle School. The evaluation is planned as a closed-door session. When selected a year ago to succeed the retired…

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Graham makes it official!

June 1, 2015

At Central, Senator Lindsey  Graham hit hard on foreign policy, as he made his announcement. The Senate Armed Services Committee member told his audience that, more than all other hopefuls for President including Democrat Hillary Clinton, he has the most experience in the foreign policy field. He says it’s time for America “to come back.”…

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Time for America to come back!

June 1, 2015

Graham is hitting hard on the theme of foreign policy, as he makes his announcement.  The Senate Armed Services Committee has told his audience that, more than all other hopefuls for President including Democrat Hillary Clinton, he has the most experience in the foreign policy field.  He says it’s time for America “to come back.”…

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Graham now speaking

June 1, 2015

Sen. Graham is now speaking from the dais on the stage at Central, making his announcement to enter the race for the GOP nomination for President.

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Crowd chants “USA, USA,” USA”

June 1, 2015

In anticipation of the man of the hour, the crowd at Central is yelling “USA.” USA,” USA.”  Right now the event is hearing from Graham’s sister, Darlene Nardone.

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The announcement has begun!

June 1, 2015

The event at which Senator Graham officially announces for President is underway in Central.  Doing the honors introducing Graham is fellow Republican David Wilkins, a former South Carolina House speaker and former U-S Ambassador to Canada.

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New use for Walhalla Middle

June 1, 2015

New use has been decided for the 40-year old Walhalla Middle School—once that school closes this week in anticipation to moving next door to the current high school campus. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, admits that heating and air conditioning problems will impede the district from using other sections of the building next year.…

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Graham announcement just minutes away!

June 1, 2015

The Lindsey Graham announcement for President is just moments from starting in downtown Central.  Word from the announcement scene is that Graham supporter David Wilkins is on the stage.  The crowd there is described as large and upbeat, and another Graham supporter tells me the event appears to be well-organized.

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  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
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