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Projection “right on the money”

August 22, 2013

After two days of the new school year, Oconee County attendance is 10,500. If that sounds like a familiar number, you have a good memory. Oconee is a county whose student enrollment remains steady. And the 10,500 count is exactly what the district projected, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent. Lucas expects that number to…

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PRT meeting today

August 22, 2013

All applications for Accommodations Tax grants are to be reviewed today at a meeting of the Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It’s a noon hour meeting at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. The commissioners plan to vote next week on which organizations may share in money whose purpose must be to help attract tourists…

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Rotary awaits Diana Berti

August 22, 2013

Spartanburg native Diana Berti speaks today to the Seneca Rotary Club as Director of Development at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The museum is the seventh largest children’s museum in the country and the 10th largest in the world.

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“CAT” hearing today!

August 22, 2013

Changes to Clemson Area Transit’s university route are the subject of a hearing today at Clemson City Hall. The hearing begins at 5 o’clock.

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Highway lane closings in Anderson

August 22, 2013

More work to build Anderson’s East-West Connector will require lane closings starting today on the Connector at highway 81. The closures will be one lane both directions today, tomorrow and possibly Saturday. According to the general contractor, Thrift Development of Seneca, the traveling public should be alert for construction workers and use caution.

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“Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded”

August 21, 2013

The state appeals court ruled today in a case arising from a lower court ruling nearly four and a half years ago in Oconee County. The court in Columbia acted in the appeal of Oconee residents Scott and Tammy Lawing against Trinity Manufacturing and Matrix Outsourcing. The two companies were affiliated with a supply company…

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They’re back!

August 21, 2013

The fall semester started today at Clemson, and more than 4,400 new freshman and transfer students are beginning their university careers. About 32-hundred freshmen are enrolled at Clemson this semester, along with 1,175 transfer students. Robert Barkley, director of admissions, reported Clemson received a record high number of applications for the year—-18,653 freshman applications and…

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Security strengthened at Death Valley

August 21, 2013

The list of items that football fans may take into Clemson’s Death Valley got wider today with an announcement by the campus police. The police have added coolers, briefcases, luggage, computer bags and camera bags to the list of items already prohibited inside Memorial Stadium on game days. The policy, adopted after the 9-11 attacks,…

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ONS gets new resident inspector

August 21, 2013

The government has assigned a new resident inspector to the Oconee Nuclear Station. Natasha Childs moves into her new role after having served as an NRC inspector at the Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida. At least two Nuclear Regulatory Commission resident inspectors are assigned to each U-S commercial nuclear plant. At Oconee, Childs joins…

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OC’s 2013 HS graduates now number 686

August 21, 2013

Oconee School District congratulates Amanda Lee Miller and Charles Patrick Dolly Jr. of Seneca as two additional graduates from the county. Both students enrolled in Connect 2 College and received their high school diplomas this month at a luncheon held at Tri-County Technical College. On June 8, 667 Oconee graduates walked across the stage at…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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