“I’m ready to go to Phoenix”


To get to away games, such as tomorrow in Miami, the Clemson Tigers travel by air.  But their equipment is transported by truck.  Make that one large tractor-trailer truck which departed yesterday afternoon from Memorial Stadium for a long haul to Miami.  It’s a labor of love for the two truck drivers:  Tom Luke and Mike Brown.  They are rabid […]

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Walhalla-based “Supply SC” reports results

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Walhalla-based “Supply SC” has forwarded supplies and cash donations to South Carolina areas ravaged by flooding the first weekend in October.  Last Sunday donations from 11 churches and the community filled two-thirds of a tractor-trailer truck.  Nearly $5 thousand dollars in cash donations were also collected.  More than 50 people from Welcome Wesleyan, Open Door Baptist, Golden Corner Baptist, and […]

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Rosa Clark gets boost from the private sector

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Grants amounting to $7 thousand are going to help the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic dispense services to Oconeeans who otherwise would have no source for medical care.  In April, Wells Fargo presented the clinic $2 thousand to aid in providing care and prescription medication to Oconeeans with little or no insurance coverage.  This month the clinic received an additional $5 […]

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Vandals spoil bus stop amenity

Even before the doors could open, vandals damaged the new bathrooms at Seneca’s downtown bus stop.  The city was hoping to open the bathrooms on Monday, but crews need time to clean up and make repairs.  The police are investigating, but the city’s Ed Halbig says the men in blue don’t have a lot to go on.

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Oconee sewer settlement seen likely

The rift that has stretched years between Oconee County and the separate government entity Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority appears to be nearing settlement.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, confirmed today a proposal from the JRSA in which the county would make a one-time payment to the authority that would relieve the county of having to make future payments to the […]

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Oconee hires grant writer and in-house attorney

  Oconee County will welcome a grant writer and its first in-house attorney.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, said today that the attorney will be David Root.  He’s moving from Charleston to Oconee and will start work Monday in a Pine Street office adjoining Moulder’s.  Also coming to Pine Street is Oconee resident and former Florida resident Sharon DeRidder who will […]

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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.

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Keowee Elementary Announces Anti-Bullying Winners


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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