Trading police vehicles

At a special meeting this evening, West Union Town Council will consider trading in the police department’s pickup truck and replacing it with a fuel efficient car.  Mayor Linda Oliver says the truck was getting only nine miles a gallon.  Town Council meets at 5:30 at the Town Hall.

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All types of blood donations needed NOW

Thru new billboards, the Blood Connection (TBC) hopes to generate awareness about the need for all blood types leading up to a “Missing Types” Blood Drive that starts Thursday.  The Blood Connection hopes to encourage younger populations to roll up their sleeves.  Those in the business of ensuring that hospitals maintain an adequate supply of blood are worried that, as […]

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Arizona sheriff to speak at Duncan event

A man who is known as ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ is going to be one of the featured speakers for this year’s barbecue event that attracts conservatives from across South Carolina.  The speakers lineup announced by Congressman Jeff Duncan for his annual Faith and Freedom BBQ includes Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.   The event will be held Monday, August 22nd at 6:00pm […]

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New Seneca school and work on others

A new middle school in Seneca has been added to the capital improvement schedule for the Oconee School District.  At their retreat meeting this summer, the trustees learned that buying land onto which the new middle school would be built is a possibility within two years.  In line with district goals, plans are being pursued for construction work at both […]

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Goals outline quest to be top school district

Out of this summer’s retreat meeting of the Oconee school board of trustees are goals designed to elevate the county district to top ten status throughout South Carolina.  The goals are described as benchmarks to be attained by the end of 2016-17.  Here are the objectives the district aspires for:  Exceed the national mean on each AP exam offered to […]

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School opening “very few problems”

A new year of academic enrichment opened yesterday across the Oconee School District, and Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland called it an opening with “very few problems”–apart from lines of drop-off vehicles outside the schools and some uncertainty over bus routes. An opening day of attendance was recorded, 10,081 students including more than one thousand at the second-year Walhalla High School. […]

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Mack Marett

Pisgah Forest, NC – Mack Owen Marett, 69, of Pisgah Forest, NC, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Tammie Moss Marett, of the home and his sister, Doris Housley, of Seneca. The family is at their respective homes. Obituary courtesy of Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster, SC    

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Valued collection transferred to Seneca

The bulk of a museum collection has been transferred from a mansion east of Columbia to the city of Seneca, and Seneca officials are excited.  The city and its museums are announcing the acquisition of more than 3,000 pieces that include furniture and textiles that had been kept for 19 years in the Kensington Mansion in Eastover until its owner […]

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Smooth school opening

An Oconee school administrator reports a smooth school opening this morning across the district, including schools that are getting additional students this year, such as the Fair-Oak Elementary.  The Walhalla police say they were pleasantly surprised by how well traffic moved to the city’s schools.

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