Community help in decorating one-year old school

Walhalla High School requests the community’s help to decorate the hallways of the one-year old school.  Requested are photographs of local landmarks and beautiful scenery, along with frameable collections and memorabilia such as vintage yearbooks; sports, cheerleader, and band uniforms; jacket letters and patches; and programs.  The school seeks the donation of these materials representing all the attendance areas including […]

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Remembering the death of a Clemson student

A Clemson student killed in a car accident last summer had a goal to have a building on campus named for him.  The parents of the late Samuel Cadden are making the wish a reality.  Ken and Mary Cadden are establishing a $1.5 million gift to establish a chapel on campus in honor of their son.  Sam Cadden was a […]

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Employer selects Anderson for location

Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. (EPC), a provider of plastic injection molded products, has selected Anderson County for the company’s new operations. According to the SC Commerce Department, the $5.3 million investment is expected to create 43 new jobs. Founded in 1994, EPC designs, engineers and manufactures world-class thermoplastic products utilizing innovative engineering capabilities. Originally operating with only four injection molding […]

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Warrants accuse Townville man

A Townville man has been identified by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as the suspect in 14 warrants alleging crimes in the southern part of the county.  Warrants that investigators obtained June 9 show 22 year old Robert Jeffrey Hughes of Oak Knoll Drive in Anderson County charged with second degree burglary and petty larceny on S. Retreat Road near Westminster. […]

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No takers during Seneca hearing

Big numbers reflected Seneca’s various budgets during a hearing last night at City Hall.  After there were no takers from the audience to address the city leaders, Mayor Dan Alexander entertained a motion to amend the city’s general budget to reflect a higher tax rate of 59.33 mills.  After the general budget received final approval, the council approved a $29.2 […]

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Terms of superintendent’s new deal

  In the next year the Oconee superintendent of education will see his base salary exceed $140 thousand dollars.  The school district said, by action of the county trustees on Monday night, the annual salary of Dr. Michael Thorsland will be $141,831.  After reviewing the quality of the superintendent’s work over the last 12 months, the trustees also decided to […]

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Administrator revises project funding statement

  An Oconee School District administrator has new information on what’s going to be required for design work in the Workforce Development Center planned for the county’s Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for education, had told county trustees Monday that a decision by the county against building an economic development office in the complex […]

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Public hearing speakers have taxes on their minds

County Council winner Wayne McCall believes the issue of taxes helped return him to office for a new four year term.  During last night’s budget hearing, McCall and the council heard two men talk about taxes.  One man, former county councilman Steven Moore, called for the county to lower taxes.  The other, former councilman Paul Corbeil, said the county government’s accomplishments […]

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Appeals sounded for higher law enforcement spending

Oconee County Council heard appeals last night for higher spending to help the cops and the judges keep the bad guys off the streets.  The occasion was the annual hearing on the new Oconee County budgets.  Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons complained that he and his colleagues are constrained by the lack of a database of information that gives a true […]

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