Christian school attains accreditation!

Two accrediting commissions have given the OconeeChristianAcademy on South Carolina 188 full accreditation for the next five years.  Awarding the accreditation were the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvanceED.  The review conducted focused on direction and purpose, capacity of leadership, impact of teaching and learning, use of resources, and student assessment.  There were 26 classroom observations.  The school’s final […]

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Streetscape “traffic drection” today

Look for traffic to be directed today during Streetscape work, as crews cross Main Street to install the water line on the other side of block.  They will also do valve work for the fire hydrant that will set in the center of the future Main Street island.  On the block from Tugaloo to College, according to the contractor, the […]

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UPDATE: Seneca’s “Argo” has been found

The drug dog assigned to the Seneca Police Department went missing during the night, having run  from its handler behind the Blue RidgeElementary School.  Just before the noon hour Tuesday, we learned “Argo” has been found. The dog is said to be OK and is heading to the VET for an exam. “Argo” was found, fatigued, outside Seneca Baptist Church. […]

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Students honored for their academics and work

In four high school students, the OconeeSchool District and the community in general hold hope for a new program that should bode well for transition to the work world.  At last night’s board of trustees meeting, congratulations were extended to Calvin Roach, Cole Lowery, William Lee, and Justin Turner as the first four student apprentices.  They’ll do their work at […]

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The schools add administrator, but not an employee

Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent of Oconee public schools, announced last night a handful of organization changes—including the creation of a new administrative position.  But Thorsland was careful to say, in his report to the board of trustees, that while the job of Director of Early Learning is new, the district is not adding an employee.  A current district work is […]

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Revenues add up, projected deficit shrinks

The budget deficit with which Oconee public schools close out the past year is likely to be hundreds of thousands of dollars below the projected deficit.  Gloria Moore, chief finance officer for the public schools, told a meeting of the county board of trustees last night that while not all figures are final, it appears the district will officially close […]

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Ronald Wirtz

Ronald Lee Wirtz, 59, of 609 S. Hampton Street, Westminster died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Frances Phillips Wirtz. The funeral will be 4 p-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home. A private burial will be held later. Family members are at their homes. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer […]

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Russell Becker Sr.

Russell Irving Becker Sr., 79, died Sunday at Emory University Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 p-m Tuesday at the graveside at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson. The family is at the residence. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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George Henry Theiling Jr.

George Henry Theiling Jr., 93,  of 300 S. Catherine Street, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth Wilson Theiling. The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service, at St. John’s Lutheran […]

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Water service to be temporarily shut off

City of Westminster will interrupt water service starting at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning affecting customers between Calvary Church of God on Hwy 76 to those across the Chauga River near the river pumps. This should affect fewer than one dozen customers. The water should only be off 2-3 hours while a connection is made on a new line. Westminster apologizes […]

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