Oconee Citizens Police Academy

In every day life, you see a police officer. And many of us have wondered what it would be like to be one. Oconee Sheriff’s Office will give members of the public a chance to experience a day in an officer’s life through a program called “Citizens Police Academy.” Oconeeans may sign up for classes at the website www.oconeelaw.com by […]

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Four in line for CU’s highest alumni award

State Senator Thomas Alexander and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative’s Charles Dalton are among four recipients of the Distinguished Service Award at Clemson University. The Clemson Alumni Association will bestow the honor April 4. Alexander is a member of the Clemson class of 1978 and is being recognized as a long-time public servant who has advocated legislative initiatives to support Clemson […]

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Len Talley renominated!

Salem resident Len Talley was nominated for a new, three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. The nomination came at a meeting at Blue Ridge’s Oconee headquarters—-a meeting attended by about 80 Oconee Blue Ridge customers. Unopposed, Talley will stand for re-election during the cooperative’s annual meeting in May in Pickens.

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Fire probe leads to trespass charge

A 19-year old Oconee woman has been charged with trespassing on property where an inadvertent fire burned a boarded up house in Utica community. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Kimberly Dawn Sorrow of Leila Road, Westminster, based on a warrant affidavit that alleges Sorrow trespassed at 130 ‘E’ Street February 18—even though the property was locked and […]

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Gifted and Talented essay authors

One dozen Walhalla Middle School sixth graders took part in an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The students, members of the school’s Gifted and Talented English Language Arts class, wrote on the theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me.”  The writers are (front row, left to right) Sydney Vickery, Kaylee Quick, second place winner; Emma Campbell, […]

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Smith: “I’m getting close”

Westminster’s veteran city administrator, David Smith, is getting close to retirement, but he’s not ready to name a date. In the meantime, the city is advertising for an assistant administrator—an individual who potentially could move into Smith’s job. Westminster has placed an assistant administrator’s ad on the South Carolina Municipal Association website. And, so far, that ad has produced 21 […]

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Tentative land deal

The Walhalla mayor and council last night gave first reading to an ordinance covering what is described as a “land exchange” between the city and a private individual. According to Nancy Goehle, city administrator, details of the exchange are expected to be disclosed at second and final reading.  

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“Y” to run Walhalla Swim Pool

Walhalla has approved a contract to authorize the Oconee YMCA to operate the city swimming pool this season. Indications are, according to City Administrator Nancy Goehle, the pool will open Memorial Day weekend for a full season of swimming. A contract approved last night by city council and subject to the city attorney’s approval would  require the “Y” to employ […]

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AdvanceEd “team” on its way

An outside group of professional education evaluators makes its way next month to Oconee County, and the county school district intends to be ready. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for instructional services, yesterday announced that representing the accreditation organization AdvanceEd will be six evaluators who will arrive from four states and be led by a retired North Carolina educator, Dr. Michael […]

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