OSD’s “Math Madness” is Saturday

The Oconee Industrial Group announced a $2 thousand grant today to sponsor the county School District’s Math Madness event. More than 400 students in third through fifth grade come together Saturday morning at Walhalla High School to compete in algorithms, problem solving, and team competition. “The OCIG is proud to sponsor the event for the third year in a row […]

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Unlawful neglect charged

A charge of unlawful neglect of a child has been placed against a mother near Westminster. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says the case made against Shirley Amanda Moore, 44 years old, has ties to the recent multiple sex offense charges against 35-year old Casey Demario Gaines. An arrest warrant alleges Moore allowed a teenage daughter “unsupervised contact” with Gaines. […]

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Spring forward this weekend!

Here’s a reminder that Daylight Saving Time officially begins Sunday morning. A good way to keep up with the time change is to set clocks and watches ahead one hour before retiring on Saturday night. The time change is also a good time to check and replace batteries in smoke detectors. If you need assistance, call your local fire department.

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Valerie Clements joins Watson Racing Team

A drag racer from the Pickens County town of Central is being described as a sensation in her sport, and Valerie Clements’ motorsports career now takes her to Watson Racing of Michigan. For the first time, Watson will field an entry in the Renegade Eliminator category of the National Mustang Racers Association. Clements begins her 2014 campaign this weekend in […]

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Democrats to gather in convention

Plans are set for the 2014 convention of the Oconee Democratic Party. New party officers and three members to the state executive committee are to be elected at the convention which will take place Saturday, March 15 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community and begins at 10 o’clock. The convention will also be a forum for resolutions to be submitted for the […]

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Voss to speak to Oconee Alliance

The 18th president at Southern Wesleyan University will speak to an Oconee County meeting about the university in the Pickens County town of Central since he took charge in July 2011. Dr. Todd Voss speaks to the Oconee Alliance at 8 a-m Thursday, March 13 at Thrift Development near Seneca.

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Cain-Inabinet joint appearance tonight

The public can size up the two men seeking to fill the vacant seat on Oconee County Council during a meeting tonight near Seneca. The group Limited Government for Oconee invites everyone at 6 o’clock to 2036 Sandifer Boulevard near Schneider Electric to hear Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet. The two Republicans seek their part’s nomination in a special April […]

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“Everything is on the table,” Bagwell says

Budget time is apt to be crunch time for Walhalla city departments meaning that, to save money, some jobs could be cut. Tjay Bagwell, chairman of the city council finance committee, acknowledged talk making the rounds that “everything is on the table” as his city attempts to find funds for Streetscape and its water needs—two large Walhalla projects. At last […]

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Arrest made in church crime

A young man who played video games with other youths at a Westminster area church one day is being accused of stealing game equipment from the church the next day. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Reggie Malik Lewis of the Davis Bridge Road on charges of third degree burglary and petty larceny. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the […]

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